Friday, July 1st, 2016
3:00pm – 1:00am
Please join us as we celebrate the birthday of the great nation to the north: Canada
There will be beer...it is Canada’s national beverage after screech.
There will be wine…it is Canada’s national beverage after beer.
There will be poutine…and yes, it will be a mess.
There will be maple, butter tarts…a shout-out to the Quebeçois in all of us.
There will be Canadian music…
if you can sing like Anne Murray or Gordon Lightfoot or Leonard Cohen or Raffi, you get a beer on the house.
9 Things You Must Know About Canada:
-the national animal is the beaver…enough said
-Canadians spell like the British: honour vs honor / valour vs. valor / hockey vs. anything else
-the Queen of England is NOT the leader of Canada; she just conceived her first born son there
-“Canada” is apparently from the Mohawk “Kanata” which means “village”…as in,
“it takes a kanata to build a damn good ice rink in your backyard”
-every Canadian does know every other Canadian
(even though there are 33 million Canadians stretched across a landmass 1.5 times as big as the U.S. of A.)
-Santa Claus lives in Canada. His address is:
Santa Claus, North Pole, Canada, HOH OHO
-when one orders a case of beer, it must be referred to as a 2-4 (you can figure this one out)
-every family has one lumberjack in the blood-line,,,and flannel was Canadian before it was grunge
-Americans had The Sopranos, Canadians had The Beachcombers
-in a wine bar, a guest uses a serviette, not a napkin
*Canada Day is a celebration of the signing of the British North America Act on July 1st, 1867,
which combined three colonies into the Dominion of Canada.
But Canada was essentially under the thumb of Mother England until April 17th, 1982,
when the Constitution Act was signed by the Queen herself,
allowing absolute self-determination for all Canadians (…to play hockey whenever they wanted to).