Canadian perspectives on everyday life in Canada.



July 1, 2009, Today is Canada Day, a federal statutory holiday, celebrating the anniversary of the July 1, 1867 enactment of the British North America Act of 1867, which united Canada as a single country of four provinces. Canada Day observances take place throughout Canada as well as internationally. So join us in celebrating Canada’s 142nd birthday by singing OH Canada. read more

Watercolor Art Exhibit at Silk Purse Art Gallery

The Silk Purse Art Gallery houses the West Vancouver Arts Council and holds regular art exhibits showcasing artworks by local artists.  This month from June 16th to the 28th, it hosts a watercolor exhibit titled “Landscape, Clear and Radiant”.      … read more

Getting Married for a Resident Visa

Hollywood tackles the problem of immigration with a simple solution, get married. In the movie “The Proposal” starring Ryan Reynolds, a 32 year old Canadian actor from Vancouver, (he is the real-life husband of Scarlet Johanssen). Ryan plays the role of an ambitious American assistant to a Canadian boss (Sandra Bullock) of a US publishing firm. Faced with a deportation order for working illegally in the USA, Bullock bullied Reynolds into marrying her to get her immigration papers. read more

Pet Sitting Service – A growing business

Dogs are social animals, and love company. They also need daily walks and exercises at least once, and preferably twice a day. Without proper attention, dogs can be destructive and manifest behavioral problems. Older arthritic dogs who are not so agile, may not adjust well to new surroundings. If you are travelling and will be away from your pet, consider giving your pets quality care by using a pet sitting service. If you love pets and are considering self-employment, consider this: the startup cost is low and this is a type of business that cannot be outsourced to a third world country. read more

High profile Canadian interracial marriage

The most high profile Canadian interracial marriage is that of NDP leader Jack Layton and MLA Olivia Chow who married on July 9, 1988. It was not difficult to see that the two who work alongside each other, are truly … read more