Tomorrow's the big day. July 1st. Canada Day. Our country will be 150. Hard to believe it's here already. It'll be some celebration. Too bad I have to miss it. I have to work tomorrow night. What a surprise. I could've got my shifts switched, but whatever. I get double time and half. We elected our first Prime Minister Sir John A. McDonald on July 1st 1867. He appears on our $10 bill. He was leader of the Liberal Party and served for 19 years. The only Prime Minister to serve longer was William Lyon Mackenzie King. He too was leader of the Liberal Party. He was elected in 1921. He served for 21 years and led us through the great depression and World War II. Considered the best Prime Minister. He appears on our $50 bill.
On another note, it's been an interesting year. Sad to lose a few celebrities like Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia) and Bill Paxton. Hopefully we won't lose too many more. We had a reunion at William Grayson School here in Moose Jaw on June 2. Apparently it was in the planning stages since 1992 (Canada's 125th Birthday) It was nice touring the place and seeing all the changes. Saw all my teachers from Grades 1 through 5. Mrs. Dagnal from Kindergarten didn't attend. The reunion was for staff and students that attended in 1992 and she wasn't one of them. Some other changes that have happened since I was in Grade 5 back in 1994. The students that showed us around mentioned the school only has 150 kids now. They were surprised when I told them there was 250 when we going there. There was less than 15 Grade 8 students last year. They don't have their own basketball and volley ball teams anymore. Now several schools have to donate students just to have teams. I guess people just aren't having kids like they used too. Could also be that a lot of people are moving to Sunningdale on the north side of Moose Jaw, near the Trans Canada Highway. The city wasting money on building new neighborhoods, when the population has gone down in recent years, instead of fixing up old neighborhoods, that have needed work for 30 years.
There's a couple of groups I joined recently, if anyone is interested. Cartoon Reviewers and CartoonsAreGreat. I gotten many new watchers. Have a look at these groups. Some neat work.
I understand the USA will be 241 years old on July 4th. Happy Independence Day to my American watchers. The UK I hear just turned 310 on May 1. I still haven't found out the name of that day, congratulations.
Here's to another 150 for Canada.