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Canada Day 2012 – Through the Lens(es) of a Born and Bred Calgarian

Canada Day, celebrated on July 1st, marks the anniversary of the Constitution Act of 1867, which united three British colonies into one country. The start of the summer season is a great time to celebrate national pride.

Photo by mafiosa

There were many festivities around Calgary that included congregating at Prince’s Island Park, concerts, fireworks, etc. When contemplating which activities to partake in, I decided that I would celebrate Canada Day by capturing the signs of Summer around Calgary. I visited Elliston Park (17th Ave. & 68th St. SE), Riley Park (505 10 Street Northwest), and Central Park (12th Ave. & 4th St. SW). I hadn’t initially intended to focus primarily on the flowers, but how could I resist.

These are very different from my photos from last year’s Canada Day, where I went a little overboard on the obvious “maple leaf theme” and flag shots – LOL:

I have always felt very fortunate to have been born and raised in this wonderful Country. I remember when I was growing up, Canada was always referred to as a “mosaic” (is this term still being used to describe Canada?). Anyway, in honor of the Canadian Mosaic, I have created a mosaic from these images:

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