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.
The following is a list of items to consider when planning a Canada Day picnic:
- a Canada 150 homemade treat for dessert
- plates, cups, cutlery, napkins
- knife/cutting board
- a frisbee and/or ball
- wet cloth for spills or extra messy fingers
- a basket or cooler bag
- sunscreen and hats
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.
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This post has been generously sponsored by Sears Canada. All opinions are my own and have not been influenced in any way.