“the world needs more canada.” president obama addressing parliment.


happy canadian thanksgiving

thanks for being a superhero of a neighbor

“i think maybe, if i could be a canadian super hero,

i’d have some kind of freezing power

and some sort of maple syrup weapon.

could be a little sticky.

-nathan fillion

Credits: Wikipedia, Marvel Comics

Captain Canuck is a Canadian comic book superhero named for former Vancouver Canucks Captain, Trevor Linden, nicknamed Captain Canuck.  Created by cartoonist Ron Leishman and artist/writer Rchard Comely, the original Captain Canuck first appeared in Captain Canuck #1 (July 1975). The series was the first successful Canadian comic book since the collapse of the nation’s comic book industry following WWII.

Three characters have worn the maple leaf costume of Captain Canuck. The first Captain Canuck patrolled Canada in the then-future year of 1993, where “Canada had become the most powerful country in the world”. He was the costumed agent of the “Canadian International Security Organization” (CISO). In 1995, Captain Canuck was honored with a Canadian postage stamp.

CAPTAIN CANADA – Courtesy of Marvel Comics

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    • Hello – as a Canadian, I am taking the liberty of answering. Canadian Thanksgiving is always the second Monday in October while American Thanksgiving is on the fourth Thursday of November. The goal is the same, though, to gather with family and friends to give thanks for the blessings in our lives.

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      • Oh, my comment got just sent out into the void. I start again:
        1st of all THANK YOU – this is valuable and good info – it’s noted for next time….
        We know of so many Tksgivings, ours in Switzerland was on the 3rd Sunday of September, in France it doesn’t exist at all (they probably have nothing to be thankful for – was my joke during the 12yrs I lived there…) etc etc…. Also, when celebrated it’s in many different forms. Ours was originally called Dank-, Buss- und Bettag (giving thanks, repent and prayers). Not much left of that trio either. Thank You again. Great news.

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  1. Thank you, Beth! We are lucky too, to have such great neighbours to the south! Canadians and Americans are very similar, but here is one subtle difference: We spell words like “neighbour” and “colour” with a “u” while the American spelling doesn’t!

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  2. Every time I see a Canada goose, I sing “Oh, Canada.” They seem to like it. The mating pair who lived around one of the ponds on the golf course even brought out their little ones to listen. I was very flattered.

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