Discussion in 'Camping Community Board' started by Gatordad, Jul 2, 2008.
Happy Canada day!
Right back at ya, don'tch know!
Wow, a nice saying from Gatordad!!!
What happened Pete, did Disdawg hack your profile?
I was in Montreal back in 98 on Canada Day. I think they celebrate bigger than us.
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I'm looking at Canada right now. They're mostly hung over from yesterday's celebration. Lots of sailboats on the lake too.
whaddya mean nice saying. everything i say is nice.
How thoughtful to remember your Cnd. friends. Thanks Gatordad and you have a great 4th of July!
No problem TG4AKV...... Although my limited visit to Canada wasn't so nice, I still welcome our neighbors to the north.. Now please send down some of that nice Canadian Beer, Moosehead or Molson... NO FOSTERS please.
Fosters is Canadian???? Via Austrailia?
Fosters....Australian for beer.
It may be Australian for beer, but it's brewed in Canada. Don't believe the hype
So, what you're saying is, it's Canadian...via Australia?
no, it has nothing to do with Australia..... it's a marketing gimmick. They may serve it in Australia, but the beer you drink at your local Outback et al is brewed by Molson in Canada. LIARS>
No but Cajuns are originally Canadian!
Hmmmm........Not sure if theres any fact based in that comment, so I wont debate for fear of being shown up....but according to the good book, Satan was once an angel....but he doesnt get credit for THAT!!!!
History of Acadian ancestors
The Acadians were evicted from Acadia (which has since been resettled and consists of parts of what is now known as New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island, Canada) in the period 1755 - 1763; this has become known as the Great Upheaval or Le Grand Dérangement. At the time there was a war in what is now Canada between France and Great Britain over the colony of New France. This war is known in the United States as the French and Indian War, though it was only one theater of the Seven Years' War.
The migration from Canada was spurred by the Treaty of Paris (1763) which ended the war. The treaty terms provided 18 months for unrestrained emigration from Canada. Only after many of the Cajuns had moved to Louisiana did they discover France had secretly ceded Louisiana to Spain in the Treaty of Fontainebleau (1762). The formal announcement of the transfer was made in December 1764. The Cajuns took part in the Rebellion of 1768 in an attempt to prevent the transfer. The Spanish formally asserted control in 1769.
The Acadians were scattered throughout the eastern seaboard. Families were split and put on ships with different destinations. Many ended up in what was then French-colonized Louisiana, reaching as far north as Dakota territory. France had ceded the colony to Spain in 1762, prior to their defeat by Britain, and two years before the first Acadians began settling in Louisiana. The interim French officials provided land and supplies. The Spanish governor, Bernardo de Gálvez, later proved to be hospitable, permitting the Acadians to continue to speak their language, practice Roman Catholicismwhich was also the official religion of Spainand otherwise pursue their livelihoods with minimal interference. Some families and individuals did travel north through the Louisiana territory to set up homes as far north as Wisconsin. Cajuns fought in the American Revolution. Although they fought for Spanish General Galvez, their contribution to the winning of the war has been recognized.
Wow - interesting history - but off of that topic...
Grand Derangement is a band from Nova Scotia that does really cool folk music and dancing - they performed at our school here this year (SWPA) and the kids loved them (Well, I think the boys really liked the sexy step dancers in their tight black outfits)
Dang Al yer a veritable fount of knowledge .....I'm impressed and I'll never believe another derogatory comment about you by your Sis either
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