Mom of two Mischievous Monkeys: The Great Canadian Blog Bash 2013

Friday, June 28, 2013

The Great Canadian Blog Bash 2013

I like many other Canadians will be celebrating Canada’s Birthday this coming July 1st by partying. For us this means we will head to the local park to check out the Festivities, and of course to watch Fireworks that evening!

Another way I will be partying this year is to join in with other Bloggers to party virtually via the Great Canadian Blog Bash. I heard about this online party when reading a post over at one of my Favourite blogs  Journeys of the Zoo.

The Great Canadian Blog Bash was started as a way for Canadians involved in social media to find other Canadians to connect with online, celebrate Canadian talent and promote Canadian companies.

Since I started blogging I have made some great connections with many bloggers, but especially love that there is a great network of Canadian Bloggers out there. Do you have a favourite Canadain blog you read, leave a comment below letting me know where to find it so I can be sure to check it out!

Between now and July 11th, be sure to check out all the great Canadian Blogs taking part. You can find some great give-aways here, all prizes featuring Canadian companies/goods!

Be sure to enter the big all-Canadian giveaway if you are lucky enough to call Canada your home! 

I consider myself especially lucky to live in Canada, when I remember that my Grandparents came to Canada when my Grandmother was pregnant with her oldest child, my Dad. I remember listening to her stories of their arriving in this country all the way from Holland. 

Given that she was pregnant at the time, soon after arriving in Canada she found herself in a Hospital in Ontario, giving birth to my Dad, not knowing English. This resulted in some interesting happenings when she was given the food card to choose what to eat and she ticked off everything.

The Hospital staff then of course tried to communicate with her to figure out what she wanted and lots of gesturing went on as they tried to ask her if she was very hungry. I think in the end they just brought her what they thought was an adequate meal and she remembers how weird it was tasting different foods and giving birth in a strange, new setting.

Some of my favourite things about Canada are the foods that we eat and that are unique to our Country. Growing up I fondly remember trips to the Sugar Bush with school to sample fresh maple syrup on snow! Some of my other favourites are peameal bacon, poutine, and Nanaimo bars!

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I currently have a giveaway going on where two lucky readers are going to win an Envelope filled with coupons, with a minimum value each of $60. Be sure to check it out here!

The Great Canadian Blog Bash


  1. so happy to have found your blog through TGCBB! I also have fond memories of heading to the sugar bush growing up!

  2. wow, what a crazy first introduction to life in Canada! your poor grandma! lol Thanks for linking up with us again this year!

  3. Interesting to read about your grandmother. I immigrated 2 years ago from England and started blogging to document the why's and how's for future generations to read. It was obviously much easier for me now than it must have been for your grandmother back then, she must be a tough lady. #TGCBB

  4. We love going to the sugar bush, it's a must every year! Adn poutine, humm, DELISH. Thanks for participating in The Great Canadian Blog Bash and we are very happy to have you! #TGCBB

  5. maple syrup snow cones have been added to my list!