Celebrate Canada 150 with a Picnic

Entertain me and close your eyes for a moment after reading this question: When you think of summer, what comes to mind? For me, I think about a warm sunny day, the beach and of course a delicious picnic. With July 1st quickly approaching and the big celebration for Canada 150, why not consider putting together a picnic for the family? Of course, what is a picnic without a special treat like these Canada Day Sugar Cookies?

The kids and I stocked up on fun Canada Day items at Sears Canada on the weekend. We had a great time picking out some Canada Day apparel as well as some items to make a special picnic. They had a variety of items from travel to trinkets to picnic and food decor and of course clothing and swim suits! I must add in that Sears Canada has undergone a recent shift and we LOVED shopping in their newly updated store. It was spacious which we found easier to navigate and it was laid out in an eye-appealing manner.

Canada 150

The following is a list of items to consider when planning a Canada Day picnic:

  • food
  • a Canada 150 homemade treat for dessert
  • drinks
  • plates, cups, cutlery, napkins
  • knife/cutting board
  • a frisbee and/or ball
  • blanket
  • wet cloth for spills or extra messy fingers
  • a basket or cooler bag
  • sunscreen and hats

Canada 150
While enjoying a delicious Canada 150 picnic, why not teach your children some interesting facts about Canada!

Here are a few to start:

  • Canada is made up of 10 provinces and 3 territories
  • The capital city of Canada is Ottawa
  • The 2 main languages spoken in Canada are English and French
  • The most popular sport in Canada is ice hockey
  • Canada gained independence from Britain in 1867
  • Canada is the second biggest country in the world, measured by area.
  • The baseball glove was invented in Canada in 1883.
  • Canada has the largest waterfalls by water volume. These are the Niagara Falls.
  • The Trans-Canada highway is said to be the longest national highway in the world.
  • The Canadian Royal Mint created a coin with the face value of $1 Million. The coin itself is made of 99.99% gold and weighs over 220 lbs.

One hundred and fifty years is a huge milestone! My parents are about to celebrate their 50th Wedding Anniversary and to me, THAT feels like an impressive milestone. Canada has come a long way in 150 years. On July 1st, 2017, we will celebrate diversity, peace and kindness. We will remember that together, we stand strong.

Facts Taken from the following sites:
http://www.lifebuzz.com/canada/
http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/sciencefacts/countries/canada.html
http://www.kids-world-travel-guide.com/canada-facts-for-kids.html
https://www.hikebiketravel.com/18950/145-weird-fun-interesting-facts-canada/

This post has been generously sponsored by Sears Canada. All opinions are my own and have not been influenced in any way.

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