For the past 18 years I have celebrated Canada Day in our nation's capital, Ottawa, which to me is an experience everyone should have at least once in their lifetime. It is difficult to put it into words, so take a look at some of the photos of the celebrations in Ottawa this year at this link. The crowd can number from 50,000 to 100,000 people near Parliament Hill, that day.
This was our first official Canada Day in New Brunswick. While celebrations were more subdued that we were used to, Paul and I enjoyed the afternoon at the Youghall Beach festivities in Bathurst. The sun was shining and we were dressed proudly in our red and white.
Many of the area people were happy to sit under the Canada sun umbrellas provided, to listen to a favorite local band, Wild Pitch.
One of the band members, Brian Kenny (left), is the New Brunswick Provincial Minister of Tourism and Parks. Wild Pitch entertained us with music from "the old days"!
Paul is always happy and appreciative of good live music.
Some people were returning to the marina after enjoying a leisurely sail in the Bathurst Harbour, near Youghall Beach. Something for everyone.
Paul and I later enjoyed a little "refreshment" on our deck at home, where we were flying our New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Canadian flags.
We are very proud to be Canadian