In Honour of the Olympics…

Proud to be a Canadian! 

So, in honour of the opening ceremonies of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, some fun facts (although I admit I have not checked them, just laughed at them) about Canada

1.  Baseball is Canadian – First game June 4, 1838 –    Ingersoll, ON

2.  Hockey is Canadian 

3.  Lacrosse is Canadian 

4.  Basketball is Canadian 

5.  The size of our footballs fields, one less down, and bigger balls 

6.  Invented Smarties, Crispy Crunch and Coffee Crisp 

7.  Apple pie is Canadian 

8.  Mr. Dress up beats Mr. Rogers 

9. Tim Hortons beats Dunkin Donuts (Yah think?!?!!?)  

10. In the war of 1812, started by America, Canadians pushed the Americans back past their White House. Then we burned it, and most of Washington… We got bored because they ran away. Then, we came home and partied…….. Go figure 

11. Canada has the largest French population that never surrendered to Germany 

12. We have the largest English population that never ever surrendered or withdrew during any war to anyone, anywhere. EVER. (We got clobbered in the odd battle but prevailed in ALL the wars)  

13. Our civil war was fought in a bar and lasted a little over an hour.  

14. The only person who was arrested in our civil war was an American mercenary, he slept in and missed the whole thing. He showed up just in time to get caught. 

15. A Canadian invented Standard Time. 

16. The Hudson Bay Company once owned over 10% of the earth’s surface and is still around as the world’s oldest company. 

17. We invented ski-doos, jet-skis, Velcro, zippers, insulin, penicillin, garbage bags and the telephone. Also short wave radios that save countless lives each year.. 

18. We ALL have frozen our tongues to something metal and lived to tell about it. 

19. A Canadian invented Superman. 

20. We have coloured money. 

21. Our beer advertisements kick ass {Incidentally…so does our beer}


   The handles on our beer cases are big enough to fit your hands with mitts on!

So, in true Canadian style, crack a beer tonight and enjoy!

The Drink Guy