The largest Canada Day party outside of Canada is in LONDON! There was no way we were going to miss that! So although the kids still have week of school left, I pulled them for the day. I mean come on! It must illegal for a Canadian to work on July 1st right? So we pulled out our 2 year old too small Canada shirts (oops Sorry Miss Thing) and headed down to Trafalgar Square.
First order of business was to find a shirt for Miss Thing. On her tank top you could barely see the Canada and it was just a bit too small. On sale were the limited edition Canada Day in London t-shirt by the Hudson Bay. Available for one day only for £7. Now THATS cool! Of course I wasn’t going to cover up my RIDER T-shirt with a Canada shirt. Rider pride trumps all.
It was so hot and so sunny, just a beautiful afternoon with the two little ones.
The Canadian Paralympic Team (Womens’ Basketball) was there. and we watched some ball hockey.
The kids watching hockey eating crisps. Mr. Magoo said that I packed some good stuff for the day. Good thing too cause the food for REALLY expensive.
These guys were super fun, and popular….but I’m pretty sure they are the reason that we ran out of Molsens and Sleemans.
But the evening was a whole other level! This is the 6th annual Canada Day in London and it just keeps getting bigger and bigger. We met one Londoner who hasn’t missed a Canada Day in London celebration in 5 years. Wayne Gretzky and Mike Meyers were there, just hanging around (seperately) and Mike Meyers was nice enough to jump up on stage and say hello to the crowd. But of course for me the highlight of the evening was this man right here.
Introduced to some great Canadian performers. REALLY enjoyed seeing Oh My Darling, Kwarka and Alex Cuba. I had never heard of any of them before. Of course Blue Rodeo were AMAZING. Alex Cuba joined them on stage to sing Bad Timing in Spanish, it was off the hook. They did sing most of their big hits ending the night with Lost Together as everyone sang. It felt amazing to sing O Canada at the end of the night deeper meaning than it does at home. There is a sense of pride singing our national anthem on foreign soil. 60,000 strong at the top of our lungs. Great Night!