TRAFALGAR SQUARE - CANADA DAY
I might not be in Canada celebrating my homeland's 150th birthday but boy oh boy did London step up and throw a great party. Trafalgar Square was full of Canadians (and friends who love poutine and beer) as thousands joined in to celebrate Canada Day.
My day started with a morning gathering at Canada House. Being sandwiched between two mounties was not a bad way at all to celebrate a nation's birthday.
They served Tim Horton's coffee (of course they did), Timbits and orange juice with maple syrup. Short of the back bacon it really doesn't get anymore Canadian. They had a giant cake in the shape of Canada House which took a week to make these fabulous bakers told me.
Everywhere you looked there were people dressed in red and white, draped in flags, painted faces with maple leafs or wearing canoe shaped hats.
These girls were drinking beer while being interviewed by the CBC. Look at their T-Shirts. A topless Justin Trudeau riding a moose ala Putin and his horse. Too funny.
London's high profiled Canadians, celebs, entertainers and the Mayor of London all came out to celebrate. Even the "rock star" of the banking world (I was told) Mark Carney, Governor of Bank of England was there rubbing elbows with his fellow Canadian bankers.
Of course it really cannot really be a Canadian celebration without a game of hockey breaking out.
He still has great hair.
It was a fabulous party. Even ran into some Canadian friends.
As I looked around and enjoyed the fabulous people watching, the entertainment and marvelled at the longest line-up I have ever seen for Tim Hortons I was reminded how great Canadians are. We are a friendly group, a nice group and a well liked and respected nation. I look forward to next year Canada.
Now I must find me those incredible red shoes.