December 28, 2020


A couple of weeks ago, Amber asked me if I was interested in doing a guest post on her blog. I was excited for the opportunity and said yes right away. Then reality hit…I would have to come up with a topic to write about. With work being crazy and the holidays being hectic, my mind was drawing a complete blank every time I thought about it. 

They always say, “write what you know” and I know that the World Junior Championship (WJC), an international hockey tournament, started on December 26.  To Canadians, this is a HUGE deal! People countdown to Christmas, Canadians countdown to WJC. Canadians clear and arrange their schedules around these games (myself included). You might be thinking, what does this have to do with what I know and/or this post?

I know the Five Reasons It’s Awesome To Be Canadian.

1.       There’s a unicorn on the Canadian Coat of Arms.  
Not even making this up. Feel free to google it if you don’t believe me.  I don’t know why it’s there…but it’s there and it’s pretty awesome. Who puts a unicorn on a national symbol?
2.       Coloured money.
You have no idea how much easier this makes things.  Half asleep in the morning, at Tim’s getting your morning coffee and bagel, it comes to $3.57. You’re too tired to count out change or, if our money was the same colour, try and figure out which dollar amount is on the bill. Just look for the blue one ($5) and you’re on your way!
3.       Poutine.  
This is by far one of the worst things health wise that you can eat. But it is sooooo good. To a lot of people, it doesn’t even sound appetizing- French fries, gravy and cheese curds. But trust me, this is one of the most delicious things you will ever eat. Ever.
4.       Hockey.
There is nothing else that brings our country together more than hockey. It’s our national past time and key to our cultural identity. There’s the actual sport, The Great One, songs and it even appears on our money.  Hockey is life or death in Canada.
5.       This video:

Thanks to Amber for letting me guest post today. You can find me at

David & my brother drove through Canada on the way down from Alaska-they say it's beautiful! And that the people were friendly.
Even the cop that pulled them over and wrote them a ticket.

Thanks, Melissa for hogging my blog! :)
Go check out Melissa's blog and tell her I said hello!

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Lena B, Actually said...

Yay! I love finding new Canadian bloggers to follow! Great post!

Julie said...

Can't wait to move to Canada in a few months!
And this video is awesome!

Kristin said...

We drove through Canada for a week on our way to Alaska. It was...interesting. :)

Melissa said...

In addition to #4 Hockey- Only Canadians get up at 4am (or in my case, don't even bother going to bed) to watch a hockey game.

Thanks for letting me guest post, it was fun! =)

Madison said...

I would LOVE colored money. When the United States added some color to our bills like ten years ago, omg people were so annoyed. Even when I worked in retail two years ago I still heard complaints about it. I thought it was awesome. Yay pretty money!! It'd be so nice to have each denomination to be a different color :) Totally jealous

Emily said...

The best part about having to spend $3.37 in Canada is that all you need it a Twoonie, a Loonie, a quarter, a dime, and three pennies. Who doesn't love to carry around that much coin? Oh and our new $50 and $100 dollar bills - are plastic AND they smell like maple syrup. We are basically ridiculous.