Wednesday, July 1, 2009

The Lake

Happy Canada Day (July 1st)!! This day celebrates the anniversary of the July 1, 1867 enactment of the British North America Act of 1867, which united Canada as a single country of 4 provinces (we now have 10 provinces and 3 territories). Back in 1867 is when we started our independence from the United Kingdom. It is celebrated with fireworks, bbq's and street festivals.

With it falling on a Wednesday this year, it's hard to make it into a long weekend, but lots of Winnipeggers head out to 'the lake' for most summer weekends. There are many lakes - huge ones like Lake Winnipeg as well as hundreds of smaller lakes. Brad's mom has a cottage we spend a lot of time at, a 2 1/2 hour drive East from home, into Ontario. (Winnipeg is near the bottom of Manitoba - close to the US border).

Brad wanted to spruce it up a bit to use this summer - he told me he needed 3 weekends to have it ready to go. For those that know my husband and his projects, he's a bit of an optimist (as well as a perfectionist). Here's some pics of the 1st weekend he worked on it (2 weeks ago).

I'll be staying at a friend's place 5km away...


  1. Oh Beth, you make me laugh. Looking at the pictures though I am not surprised you will be staying at a friends!! Thanks for the info on Canada day, I have been reading alot about it, but knew nothing. I have heard of Lake Winnipeg though. You are so lucky to have a holiday home like this (when its rennovated!)

  2. Why do men insist they can fix anything in 2 weeks.... hahahaha I watch "Flip that house" and it always gives me a chuckle, but they carry on..enjoy your friends place....

    Have a great week!!