Happy Canada Day Weekend!

With beautiful weather in store for BC this Canada Day weekend the opportunities to get Sociable celebrating our wonderful country are abundant. Whether you have a Canada Day tradition or, like me, you mix it up each year, the weekend is always filled with good people, good food, and good times. In no particular order, here are some of my top-of-mind Canada Day memories:

Feeling good at Folly Fest 2011. (Photo credit: Feels Good Folly Fest/Mike Erb)

Feeling good at Folly Fest 2011. (Photo credit: Feels Good Folly Fest/Mike Erb)

1-      My last Canada Day in New Brunswick (2011) was spent with amazing friends at an amazing community music festival, Folly Fest, in the quaint town of Gagetown, NB. Now in its 5th year, Folly Fest has become a wonderful tradition for many of my East Coast friends.

2-      I have a vivid memory of making Canada flags out of

construction paper on the family sailboat, Aja, in foggy Seal Cove on Grand Manan Island in the Bay of Fundy. I can see the fishermen on the wharf, smell the salt air, and feel the foggy mist on my sink. It’s such a simple, yet vivid memory of something that may seem unmemorable to some but for me it’s stuck. It reminds me of the simplicity of my childhood and to embrace the moment, even if you wish the fog was sunshine.

3-      Camping along the shores of the St. John River in beautiful Wickham, NB. Camping, bonfires, swimming, lovely friends, and delicious food. Need I say more?

4-      My first Canada day in BC was last year. I was working at the Living Forest Campground in Nanaimo and I loved the energy around the campground and the opportunity to share a bit of Canadian culture with visitors from around the globe. After all, what’s more Canadian than camping? (Ok, maybe hockey).

This year, I’m taking a spontaneous approach to Canada Day. I have no set plans beyond enjoying the great outdoors with some great company. Have any fun, curious, or interesting ideas? What are some of your top-of-mind Canada Day memories? Please share your thoughts below!

Sociably yours,