Canada: An Infographic by Kirstin Hallett
Beaver Canoe Kanga Hoodie, $78, Roots
Canada Pennant, $8, Roots
Red Suede Bootie, $100, ALDO
We're pretty lucky to live where we do. Sure, we've got unpredictable weather, from our breathtaking cold-snaps in the winter to our sweltering heat waves in the summer. We've got pesky black flies and longer-than-average wait-times and sometimes, our politicians can't quite make up their minds. Yet this gorgeous country allows us to raise our kids in safety, with its good schools and relatively good healthcare system. Add to the mix our Timbits (yum), poutine (double yum), hockey games, maple syrup, CBC and of course, Justin Bieber, and there's really nowhere in the world I'd rather be. This weekend, we'll bust out the red and white, crack open a few cold ones and shoot fireworks into the sky. We'll eat strawberry cakes, splash around in our lovely lakes and generally just get out (and aboot) to soak up our beautiful outdoors. Though Canadiana kitsch is a lot less rampant (and a lot less loud) than that of our neighbours to the south, it doesn't mean we can't show our pride this Canada Day. These fun and stylish finds will help you do just that, whether you buy them for yourself or give them as a gift to your Canada Day hosts. Great idea, eh?
And to our neighbours in Elliot Lake, our thoughts are with you x