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Oh Canada! Home Depot & Tim Hortons Giveaway #TGCBB - Outside The Box

Oh Canada! Home Depot & Tim Hortons Giveaway #TGCBB

  • 25th June 2012

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The true north strong and free…

My daughter is two, she understands what home is but her concept of home is on a rather small scale. Right now, home means our house, our yard and I think she would include the garage.  There is not yet a concept of community (well maybe a little), city, province, country, etc.  We happen to live in a great city, in an amazing province and in one of the most amazing countries on the planet.  I want her to grow up with an appreciation of those facts.

Things I want my daughter to know, love and never forget about Canada:

  • You are blessed to live in this country.  You have and will continue to have freedoms that other people don’t even dare to dream for.  You will enjoy a quality of life that exceeds most other places on this planet.
  • Always, always, always respect the cultures and traditions of other Canadians, including those who were here before us and those that came after us. One of the great things about this country is our diversity and that we welcome everyone with open arms.  We are all Canadians whether we were born here or not.
  • Canada has spawned some truly amazing and often life changing ideas and inventions – the light bulb (yep, Edison perfected it but a Canadian invented it), insulin, the pace maker, the zipper, the paint roller, basket ball, plexiglass and the retractable beer carton handle (just to name a few). 
  • Travel as often as you can.  Explore the wonders of your country and beyond. You will, all at the same time, gain an appreciation for your home and the places you visit.  
  •  Always, no matter where in the word you may be, cheer for the Riders.
  • Be proud to be Canadian!  You can shout it from the rooftops or you can keep the thought quietly in your heart but always be proud of where you come from.  Being Canadian has made you who you are and you are pretty special.

I’m proud to be Canadian and to be part of the Great Canadian Blog Bash 2012!  To help celebrate I am hosting a giveaway!  There are two prizes up for grabs.  First prize is a $25 Home Depot Gift Card and the secondary prize is a $10 Tim Card for all you Tim Horton lovers our there!    Enter below.  This contest is open to Canadians only and open until July 1st.  Good luck to everyone and thanks for stopping by!

When you are done here head on over to the official #TGCBB page and enter to win some fabulous prizes!!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

 Looking for some more Great Canadian Giveaways? Check out the links below (and hook up with our own #TGCBB giveaway).

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This article has 100 comments

  1. I love the great outdoors in beautiful BC where I live, and the way we try to take care of each other.

  2. I love the wonderful places to check out and also that I am proud to be canadian!

  3. Everything 🙂 The great music, the great beer, the great health care, the great hockey and the calgary stampede too 😀

  4. I love the people, the friendliest in the world and the scenery cant be beatSTACEY DEMPSEY ON RAFFLECOPTER

  5. I love the variety of the landscape and that we live in freedom! Thanks for hosting and nice to visit you!

  6. I love the people. Many of the people are so nice and polite.brendapenton(at)hotmail(dot)com

  7. I love the beauty and wide open spaces of our great country. cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

  8. I love our freedom – we are blessed to live in such a wonderful country!

  9. I love the friendly people and beautiful landscapes!

  10. I love how much there is to see and do Adriana Fitzgerald

  11. The beautiful landscape and the friendly peoplethanks

  12. I love the beautiful nature!

  13. The diverse landscape from East to West and North to South.

  14. I love our healthcare and the beauty of our Country

  15. Beautiful country!polo_wataga at yahoo dot com

  16. I love that we have so many different landscapes. From mountains to prairies to oceans to glaciers, we have it all in Canada!

  17. I love that I can go anywhere in the world and people love and respect Canadians. It is a good feeling. Thanks for the great giveaway opportunity. ~Pauline (

  18. I love Canada's diversity

  19. I love the Beauty and Diversity, We're lucky to be Canadian

  20. I love how diverse canada is :)Amber Y

  21. I love our freedom, Our health care, Poutine, maple syrup,hockey, the beautiful scenery and the variety of people!breej23 at hotmail dot com

    • I read that 75% of the world's maple syrup comes from Quebec! So if you are in another country and are served maple syrup chances are it's from Canada!

  22. I love how grand and wonderful Canada is. Love the diversity of the people and the land.

  23. I love our hockey, Tim Hortons and Smarties!

  24. You know we're only 7 hours from Calgary, and visit frequently, but I have yet to take in the Stampede. One of these years we just have to make it happen!

  25. I love our highly accessible and near-universal health care system. Thanks for the awesome giveaway! 🙂

  26. the friendly peoplewwcd23 at yahoo dot ca

  27. The health care system (the taxes not so much but someone has to pay for it).Great giveaway, what Canadian doesn't know someone that likes Timmie's!?Regards, SarahZookeeper at Journeysof TheZoojourneysofthezoo at hotmail dot com

  28. I love that Canada has two official languages and has so many glorious places to see.Thanks for the giveaway and happy TGCBB!

  29. I love our tolerance and acceptance of peopleRAFFLECOPTERNAMEisAnne Taylor

  30. Our health care, our freedom, the fact we're so polite, and our diversity! Also, our beautiful landscapes!

  31. I love how friendly canadians are

  32. Freedom of speech 🙂

  33. I love the people most of all!

  34. I would love to visit Canada some day. You all seem so friendly! What a wonderful giveaway! Good luck to all you Canadian entrants 🙂

  35. I love the beautiful landscapes and Tim Hortons.

  36. I love the friendly people wherever I go.Rafflecopter name is Julie G.

  37. I really love Canada because it has such friendly people people living here!

  38. beautiful country and peopleontariohappychick at gmail dot com

  39. I like our ECO – conscience

  40. freedom of speech, happiness, peace, love, local love…and poutine!

  41. I love that we have so many rights and freedoms (and poutine!)

  42. Its a great county, lots of opportunities and free healthcare

  43. Freedom, safety and stunning landscape 🙂

  44. I love Canada and its hea;th care system and its polite and consierate people

  45. Love the fresh air and tap water!

  46. I love the multiculturalism!wrotek5 (at) gmail (dot) com

  47. It's people and it's beauty

  48. I love the freedom we enjoy as Canadians. We are truly blessed to live in such a wonderful Country!

  49. Everything! Canada is beautifulleannemacg at

  50. I love the beauty of Canada, we spend a lot of time on the trails, beaches and parks of Ontario. I love love love your post, you summed up so beautifully how I feel about Canada and how I want my own kids to grow and learn and love Canada.

    • Ontario is such a beautiful province. I've spent some time in the Lake of the Woods area and love it. Plan to go back again in the near future. Of course Toronto is a lot of fun too :)Our kids really are fortunate to grow up here!

  51. What do I love about Canada? Free health care! And Toronto! 🙂

  52. I love how friendly everyone is and how safe I feel everywhere I go.

  53. diversity and our charter rightsentering rafflecopter as jen s.

  54. The people, and the poutine!!

  55. Our love and passion for hockey .. it brings our nation together .. its wonderful !

  56. I love our universal health care!

  57. Our weather – that we get to experience 4 distinct seasons!

  58. the people!… most of them haha

  59. That we have a country with so much freedom.

  60. I love that we are a free country with friendly people that are acceptive of everyone!ksceviour at hotmail dot com

  61. some fantastic advice you have given your daughter! I think Canada is a very caring country. I love that about us.

  62. friendly and outgoing people! and we have good coffee! 🙂

  63. I love the beauty, people and poutine!

  64. i love the cold – seriously!

  65. I love that Canadians are an international melting pot of worldwide cultures that are learning to blend in together…ladybugcda (at) hotmail (dot) com

  66. I Love Everything about Canada ,The People here in Canada are the best

  67. Eva UrbanI am proud to be Canadian. I love the Mountains, Banff/Jasper, Atlantic & Pacific Oceans, Lobster, Community spirited individuals. Most of all on July 1, Canada Day, I look at the Flag and pray for the fallen and for our Freedom. Honoured and Blessed to live in this great land. eva urban emu839(at)gmail(dot)com

  68. There are so many things I love about Canada! Like our freedom, and how beautiful it is.

  69. I love that we have such nice land, and people are so great.

  70. I love the people, the beautiful natural surroundings and that we are a peaceful country.

  71. The seasons. I love how they change so much. I also like Tim Hortens and Canadian Beer.

  72. The diversity from coast to coast!

  73. My TGCBB post was about why I love Canada, being a legal immigrant that became Canadian, there is so many things I love about this country, my home. But, I have to say we are blessed with beautiful landscapes, amazing people and a great health care system! Thanks for participating in TGCBB this year, we are so glad you joined us!

  74. I love our beautiful country-whether it's the city or the green country landscapes!

  75. I love the open spaces and the scenery.dluckyz at excite dot com

  76. I love how we just have everything we need. From fantastic places to visit, great restaurants, lovely people, and super Blog bashes!! Thanks for joining #TGCBB and I hope you made some great connections!

  77. I love how multicultural it is and how open minded people are

  78. Great post! Stopping by from TGCBB. Love your site btw. Being multicultural is important and yet sad people aren't open minded about it, still to this day.

    • Thank you Jodi 🙂 Sadly you're right, not everyone is accepting but I'm hopeful that we are raising a generation of open minded, empathetic people!

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