As a proud Canadian, I willingly admit that Canada is a country that is best known for its cold weather and winter activities. However, it is important to note that Canada is not cold and snowy year round. I have met some people who actually believe Canada is simply a frozen tundra, but this is simply not the case. In truth, Canada gets all four seasons. Yes, it is much colder and snowier the farther north you travel into Canada, especially within the Arctic Circle, but I do not know anyone who actually lives in this region. I live in the northern half of Canada, so it does get cold and snowy here. However, this area also gets nice, warm summers. Obviously, not as warm as in the USA, but certainly nothing to complain about. I have friends in the USA, for example, who like to kid me about living in an igloo. Of course, this not true. I do not take offence to this, because I know they mean it in good fun.
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The Canadian Death Race is as extreme as it gets – it’s no wonder it’s named Canada’s toughest race – taking the average extreme racer or racing team something like 14 hours and 45 minutes to complete. You have 24 hours to complete it.
Aid stations are far and in between.
At $350.00 per head, racers can compete solo or in relay teams of two to five people. There are no refunds for chickens thinking of backing out.
Here in Canada, many people will celebrate Victoria Day. Victoria Day celebrates Queen Victoria’s birthday. Canada is still a member of the Commonwealth of Nations, of which the Queen is head.
Victoria Day is always on a Monday, and thus the holiday is part of a long weekend, which is commonly referred to as the Victoria Day Weekend, or sometimes the May Long Weekend. The weekend is also called the May 24th weekend, although it does not necessarily fall on May 24th.
The Victoria Day Weekend always falls on the weekend before Memorial Day in the U.S.
I am going off topic a bit from my usual type of blog posts. I fully believe a lot of my fellow Canadians, along with people from America, Australia and Great Britain, among others, understand emotions and thought process behind the following letter, which was written by a Canadian woman who lives in the province of New Brunswick:
Are we fighting a war on terror or aren’t we? Was it or was it not
started by Islamic people who brought it to American shores on September 11, 2001 and have continually threatened to do so since? Don’t forget that when US airspace was closed this day, the American planes were allowed to land in Canada.