One doesn’t necessarily have to be Canadian to celebrate Dominion of Canada Day. This international day honoring the maple leaf (the leaf silhouetted on the flag) is open and welcoming to everyone (unlike its neighbor to the south). This observance commemorates the enactment of the British North America Act on July 1, 1867, which officially united the colonies of Canada (then just Ontario and Quebec), Nova Scotia and New Brunswick into the larger, autonomous Dominion of Canada. It is celebrated as the national holiday of Canada (although with today being Sunday, tomorrow is also a holiday).
H. M. Queen Elizabeth II is know officially inside Canada by her official title as Queen of Canada. She is the figurehead Head of State and is represented within the country by a Governor-General. Canada is a parliamentary democracy and the currently headed by Prime Minister Trudeau. Mr. Trudeau recently hosted the G7 Conference of the leading industrialized countries of the world and was publicly ridiculed by the current U.S. president in a childish tantrum. I’m not certain as to what provoked this public outburst but the end result is that it did nothing but bring embarrassment and shame on the USA and raised Prime Minister Trudeau’s international stature as a dignified, esteemed and trustworthy world leader. The Canadians are very fortunate to be led by such a mature yet youthful and dependable prime minister.
I’ve made friends with several same gender loving (gay) couples who are also bare practitioners. They are a terrific friendly and fun-loving crew. As a matter of fact, one of them was the one who educated me on the proper term for skinny-dipping in the snow: it’s known as s’naked (snow + naked = s’naked). Leave it to the Canadians to create their own special designation for that!
One of the Canadian couples will be on nakation (naked + vacation = nakation) with Aaron and I this winter. I guess they, too, need a “nakation” from all their s’nakedness! We are more than happy to spend time with them! And they both just love Haulover Beach in Florida! When we go there, we’re almost always among the last to leave the beach.
Canadians gearing up and heading for a local World Naked Bike Ride event. Despite their proximity to the Arctic Circle, Canadians are very enthusiastic about the World Naked Bike Ride (WNBR). Just so we completely understand one another, bare practitioners (naturists/nudists) are everywhere, including Canada!
As Dominion of Canada day this year falls on a Sunday, tomorrow (Monday, July 2) is a national holiday also. A long weekend for all! Enjoy!
Happy Canada Day!