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I’m Canadian, Eh? 011

Random photos and thoughts about Canada.

Our environment, our experiences, and the people we choose to surround us shapes us into who we are. In this series I search the web for thought-provoking images about Canada, the country I grew up in.

Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival 2011

I want you.

The annual Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival is just weeks away from transforming downtown Toronto with a flourish of colour, music and culture. The three-week festival is now in its 45th year and according to organizers, has become the largest cultural festival in North America. The carnival brings together the different Caribbean cultures in a setting that is fun and engaging for everyone, regardless of one’s cultural background. –, July 24, 2012

Superstar electronic DJ and producer Joel Zimmerman is one of Canada’s top musical acts, but most people wouldn’t recognize him without the giant, stylized mouse heads he dons when performing as Deadmau5. In recent years, the 31-year-old Toronto-based artist has become the biggest name in electronic music, crossing over into the wider pop field with his high-profile gig at the 2012 Grammy Awards in February. He also landed the cover of the summer issue of Rolling Stone magazine. – CBC News, July 17, 2012

Alexandre Despatie of Canada

Diving for gold.

Alexandre Despatie Has Cigarette Burns Where?! – Four round scars — or tattoos, as Alexandre refers to them — are visible on his left arm as a token of friendship to match the marks on the arm of Alexandre’s friend and competitive rival from China, diver Wang Feng. Building a camaraderie came naturally between the two over the years, even though Despatie can’t speak Chinese and Feng can’t speak French nor English. But as Despatie says in this Toronto Star interview: “somehow, we always manage to understand each other.” –



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6 thoughts on “I’m Canadian, Eh? 011

  1. transplantednorth on said:

    I live in Western New York so that practially makes me almost Canadian, eh? I’ve loved spending time in Toronto and discovering Muskoka. thanks for stopping by my blog.

  2. I wanna see Canada too!

  3. I’m married to a Canadian and it’s a stunning, beautiful, unique country. One day I hope we’ll eventually be lucky enough to live there 🙂

    • It is a very beautiful country and very big! It takes over a day of driving just for us to get to the province west of us. Every province had it’s own unique qualities. Hope you get to experience the Canadian life one day.

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