“O Canada! Our home and native land
True patriot love in all thy sons command.
With glowing hearts we see thee rise
The true north, strong and free
From far and wide, O Canada
We stand on guard for thee.
God keep our land glorious and free
O Canada! We stand on guard for thee
O Canada! We stand on guard for thee.”
And there you have it, hockey fans – the words to Canada’s national anthem, which you’re always too preoccupied to REALLY listen to while waiting for the ref to drop the puck.
Today, July 1, is Canada Day, formerly known as Dominion Day – and a.k.a. Canada’s Birthday.
And I’ll bet you thought, all these years, that the U.S. was the only North American country with a July birthday, right?