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Canada Day 2015!

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Happy Canada Day!

It seems strange for a Bank Holiday to fall in the middle of the week but that’s where July 1st happened to land in 2015. So work for two days, celebrate Canada Day,  then go back to work for two more. celebrations in my hometown will be more special than in years gone by. I’m not evens sure what’s planned for today in my hometown of Brockville. Pretty sad isn’t it? Live here and don’t know what’s going on?

I’ve heard something about a straw-beary picnic at, I believe, Hardy Park and as in previous years, I’m guessing the day the day will end with a fireworks display.

Hoards of people will walk or drive by our house headed to the waterfront to watch the display and get eaten by mosquitoes which have been terrible so far this year. Us? We can walk across the street and see them from there (should we be so desirous).
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I have some writing I NEED to get done and a book to finish reading and another to start and review. Maybe, I’ll spend the day doing that.

Where do you live in Canada? How will you celebrate the day?

 

Canada Day 2014

Happy Canada Day!

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This year, I spent the day at the Canada Day Morrisburg Market. The heat was oppressive as was the humidity. I think it felt like 41C outside – and that was even under a canopy in the shade. Thankfully, there was a breeze coming in off the river, but that also posed a few problems.

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My table. Notice hubby is also wearing A Shadow in the Past T-shirt.

My little table (while it looks very nice decked out in red and tartan looks so small under the 10’x10′ canopy. And because there was so much room in the tent, people took the short cut through the one end to go to and from other parts of the park.

I rearranged the table after this photo was taken and put the easel with the “what people are saying about A Shadow in the Past” in the middle behind the calendars and moved the stacks of A Shadow in the Past to the edge of the table.

I had a few people ask if we had T-shirts for sale but I only ordered the two – one for hubby and one for me to wear to assorted signings (unless more formal attire is required).

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Showing of my A Shadow in the Past t-shirt

The militia reenactors scared most of the people (me included) when they started firing their guns… without warning I might add. Still I managed to get a couple of pictures of them.

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Militia reenactors
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Militia reenactors

Early in the afternoon, the wind changed and my easel became a sail, so it spent most of the afternoon under the table, although I did manage to get it back on display a few times. It meant having to hang on to it and even then there was no guarantee it would remain upright.

By the end of the day, I had sold 4 copies of A Shadow in the Past and 2 copies of The Consequences Collection. In addition, a number of people took my postcards and were quite pleased that both books are available as ebooks. Now we’ll see if that interest translates into sales.

How did you spend your Canada Day?

Canada Day 2013!

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Happy Canada Day!

This year’s Canada Day celebrations in my hometown will be more special than in years gone by. This year, the Canadian flag celebrates it’s 50th year, but perhaps even more special, it was born here in Brockville.

Our local newspaper, The Recorder and Times, featured an article on the subject and the huge flag and dedication ceremony that will take place at 3:00 pm today. You can read the article here.

As in previous years, the day will end with a fireworks display.
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Where do you live in Canada? How will you celebrate the day?