Monday, July 2, 2012

Canada Day 2012/Our World

 Canada Day 2012?

I spent Canada Day (July 1st) on the grounds of the Sharon National Historic Site and Museum here in East Gwillimbury. The weather was perfect! The above photo is of local actors who this summer are presenting an interactive play about the beginnings and demise of the Children of Peace, plain folk of former Quakers.

 Sharon Temple

Not really a temple, but a meeting place for the Children of Peace who believed in peace, equality and social justice .

 Dress code 2012?

Many were dressed in red and white, the colours of the Canadian flag.

 Proud to be Canadian

 Good old-fashioned fun

 Which key will unlock the Blue Jays tickets?

 The War of 2012 - tug of war, that is

YAY, CAKE! A great way to end the celebration

More photos from Our World can be seen by clicking HERE.

35 comments:

Jill said...

Looks like a great day! Love that little guy in the hat. It's almost as big as he is. :)

Paul in Powell River said...

Sad to say, but I didn't know of the Sharon Temple, so I googled it to get more info. Thanks! A great post!

Sandra said...

i like that cake and the tug of war i ave not seen in many years. i love seeing people dressed in period dress, that first photo could have been taken 100 years ago, except of course in sepia with a big flash

aka Penelope said...

I like the cleverly created Canadian flag cake. Celebrating our hope for a peaceful world is great. This is the first I’ve heard of the Children of Peace, however. They seem like a complicated organization and I’m delighted we are preserving those memories from the past. The tug-of-war game looks like a riot. And the tiny tot T-shirt is adorable. :)

TexWisGirl said...

that little t-shirt is adorable. :)

Malyss said...

Happy National celebration! o, what a cake! and the baby is so cute with that "1st Canada day"!

Kate said...

Obviously it was a big hit and a fine day. Love the photos of the little children!

LONDONLULU said...

Looks so festive & fun - and a beautiful day to boot! I love all the festive red and didn't know about the Sharon Historic Site, so cool!

Pat Tillett said...

The cupcakes and cake not only look tasty, but a pretty clever looking flag. It looks like a good time was had by all.

A Garden of Threads said...

It was a great day, great shots!!

Crafty Gardener said...

Great day of celebrating.

Gillian Olson said...

Great celebration of reds and whites. That is a great idea for a cake.

Zosia said...

I love Canada Day, am tearing up...

RedPat said...

I stayed home, had friends in for brunch, watched the soccer! Love that cake!

Gary said...

What a great celebration!! Glad to see Sharon is still well looked after. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Carver said...

Happy Canada Day. Fun festive shots.

Snap said...

Happy Canada Day! Looks like a lot of fun and the perfect way to celebrate!

Kathy said...

Looks like you had a grand time. Love that hat!

Fun60 said...

Looks like everyone had fun celebrating Canada day.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Looks like a great way to celebrate Canada Day. I love the 2012 dress code.

eileeninmd said...

A fun celebration for Canada Day. I love the shot of the little one with the shirt he first Canada Day. Very cute. Thanks for sharing your world, have a great day!

Barb said...

Wonderful pics of Canada Day! Love those happy children.

Sylvia K said...

What a wonderful, happy Canada Day and such delightful captures for the day, EG! I, too, love those happy children!! Great to celebrate all of our countries history!! Hope you have a lovely week!

Sylvia

Jack said...

Believing in peace, equality and social justice? No wonder the weirdos died out!

Randy said...

CAKE!

ennadoolf said...

I remember visiting Sharon temple when I was young - I grew up on a farm between Queensville & Keswick. I found your blog while looking for Girl Guide info and happened upon your May 2011 post with the mural. I'm going to follow your blog now - thanks for the memories!

George said...

It looks as if you found a great place for celebrating Canada Day. Not only does this museum look interesting, it looks like there was a lot of fun activities as well.

Madge Bloom said...

Looks like an enjoyable holiday!

Arija said...

How great is that cake flag? Wow! What a lovely patriotic day for all concerned.

ladyfi said...

Looks like a great day out. I love historical places - and cake!

Elisa said...

Congrats!
Such a beautiful world!

kaye said...

looks like fun for all.

jewaicious said...

What beautiful captures of life and moments.

Happy Belated Canada Day!

Black Jack's Carol said...

Absolutely wonderful photographs! "Peace, equality and social justice" - noble ideals for sure. A fun-filled post with lots of food for thought too.

Francisca said...

I missed another Canada Day celebration. Looked like yours was a ton of fun!

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