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Canada Day 2020 — Jul 1, 2020

Canada Day 2020

(IAMP/PC) Canada Day 2020
(IAMP/PC) Canada Day 2020

It’s Canada Day again! Though we may not be able to get together and celebrate it this year as we did before, the feeling of pride can be felt in homes all over the country. To celebrate the day, I’ve created some special fan art of Canada from Hetalia: Axis Powers and his provinces and territories from the I Am Matthewian Project!

While I usually draw all the provinces and territories together, I very rarely actually draw Canada with them – unless it’s Canada Day, of course, which is today. He even has his “pet” Kumajiro – a white polar teddy bear – with him, which he is often seen carrying around with him in the Hetalia anime and manga. I created the suitably patriotic background by placing the Canadian flag behind everyone and setting it to an opacity of about 60%, so that it adds to the feeling of Canadian pride without being too distracted from the main event – which is Canada and his provinces and territories.

Happy 153rd birthday, Canada! You don’t look a day older. 😊

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Canada Day 2019 — Jul 1, 2019

Canada Day 2019

Today marks 152 years since Canada was born – on July 1, 1867. Originally called Dominion Day, Canada’s birthday was renamed Canada Day in 1982, after the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (Constitution) was ratified, essentially granting Canada independence from Britain. (They are of course still part of the Commonwealth, a leftover from the days of the Empire, which means they have the Queen of England as their monarch – you can see her head on the back of Canadian coins. 💷)

Happy Canada Day to all of you, be you Canadian or even wishing to be Canadian!

(I know I am!)

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Canada Day 2019
Canada Day 2019

10 Reasons I Love Canada — Apr 10, 2019

10 Reasons I Love Canada

People are always asking me why I love Canada. So here’s ten reasons I love Canada! 🇨🇦

  1. The amazing landscapes.
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  1. The friendly, warm, polite people.
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  1. Maple syrup. Lots of it.
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  1. Poutine And Beavertails. And Timbits.
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  1. Moose!
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6. And beavers! (And Canada geese.)

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  1. The vibrant cities.
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  1. The music!
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  1. Movie stars!
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10 . Their leader is hot! ️️️😍😘❤️️

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Sabrina Gardiner: a love affair with Canada – Digital Media — Feb 20, 2019

Sabrina Gardiner: a love affair with Canada – Digital Media

My love of Canada has now made it to the prestigious Courtauld Gallery at Somerset House in the heart of London! ️


For almost ten years, I have had an intense love affair with Canada. Why exactly I love Canada has always eluded me; maybe it’s the friendliness of the people, or the vastness and natural beauty of its varied landscapes from sea to shining sea, or the numerous films and TV shows that are reeled out every year.

Read more at: Sabrina Gardiner: a love affair with Canada – Digital Media

Canadian Provincial and Territorial Emojis! — Feb 5, 2019

Canadian Provincial and Territorial Emojis!

After seeing that there were many flags of Canada on DeviantArt, but none of the Canadian provincial or territorial flags had been made into emojis, I decided to make them myself! They’re all free to use without needing my permission or credit for Canadians and non-Canadians alike. I still hope there’ll be official ones someday, along with beaver and moose emojis.

Flag of British Columbia Emoji by SurfingTheSeaWorld Flag of Alberta Emoji by SurfingTheSeaWorld Flag of Saskatchewan Emoji by SurfingTheSeaWorld Flag of Manitoba Emoji by SurfingTheSeaWorld Flag of Ontario Emoji by SurfingTheSeaWorld Flag of Quebec Emoji by SurfingTheSeaWorld Flag of New Brunswick Emoji by SurfingTheSeaWorld Flag of Nova Scotia Emoji by SurfingTheSeaWorld Flag of Newfoundland + Labrador Emoji by SurfingTheSeaWorld Flag of Prince Edward Island Emoji by SurfingTheSeaWorld Flag of Yukon Emoji by SurfingTheSeaWorld Flag of Northwest Territories Emoji by SurfingTheSeaWorld Flag of Nunavut Emoji by SurfingTheSeaWorld

And while I know these aren’t technically provinces in themselves, I like to either think of them as provinces-within-a-province, or they have historical significance in a community.

Flag of Cape Breton Island Emoji by SurfingTheSeaWorld Flag of Newfoundland Republic Emoji by SurfingTheSeaWorld Flag of Labrador Emoji by SurfingTheSeaWorld Flag of Acadia Emoji by SurfingTheSeaWorld

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