What to Wear For Canada Day

Credits: Photo - Anonymous, Styling - Sarah G. Schmidt, Location: CISA at McCall Lake Sports Park


Canada Day is a sunny feeling day for me regardless of the weather. We are so lucky to have a day off that says, “Happy birthday to us, take the day.” Oh, Canada.

With a country so prosperous and diverse as ours, I was curious to know how people celebrate. After a bit of thought, here’s what I have it boiled down to.

Celebrate Your Pride

With recent marriage equality changes (finally) to our friends in the U.S. and Pride celebrations in Toronto one can ring in Canada’s 148th year with the rainbow. Don your sparkles and tie dye and fly your flag proudly. Love wins.

Celebrate Your Heritage

Canada is made up of people from all around the world. Why not share your ancestor’s culture here in Canada? There are also tonnes of local activities to celebrate alongside other of similar background. You can watch a First Nations powwow or reconnect with the Chinese Cultural centre. Why not? However, please do not take this as a request to appropriate another’s culture.

Celebrate Your Favourite Sport

Nothing says a summer night to me more than a ballgame. Get out your shorts, SPF and ball cap and enjoy today beside the dugout. If you appreciate the human physic as much as I do, enjoy those tight pants too. A win win for all.

Celebrate Your Country

If all else doesn’t get you going, pull on the tried tested and true north red and white. That may be a beer T shirt from on of our local brewers or maybe you have a shirt tucked away just for today. Haul it out, get in on, and wear it proudly.

Whatever you wear, take a minute today and think about what it means to be Canadian for you. To me it's about being free and choosing the life I want to live and country that has by back in my hope of achieving that. If that is some form of happy, wear that all day long.

For a list of local activities, check out the Herald’s list.