Happy Birthday, Canada and America!

While my American friends are getting out their red, white and blue decorations, up here in St. Andrew’s by the Sea in New Brunswick we’re celebrating our own special day. July 1 marks the 150th birthday of Canada. For my friends to the south who may not know, the date commemorates when the British North America Act was signed in 1867 to unite the provinces of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Quebec and Ontario into the Dominion of Canada.

This is a special celebration here in Canada, and we’re doing it up proud here in St. Andrew’s. This lovely, diverse community has been a warm and welcoming home for me and my husband, Lee. When we were married in 2015 the entire community cheered us on and even set up chairs to enjoy the vows and catch the toasts.

St. Andrew’s is known across Canada for the Cory Cottage at the Pansy Patch. This house is considered a model of gabled Greek revival style architecture and is the most photographed building in New Brunswick, and perhaps all of Canada. That’s just part of the reason why it was named the number one travel destination in Canada by USA Today. It’s a true pleasure to be able to celebrate Canada’s 150th here.

Whether you’re watching fireworks for Canada Day or Independence Day, I wish everyone a safe and happy holiday.

Photo credit: St. Andrew's