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Hey friends! Spring is just around the corner. In fact, it’s officially the first day of spring in 5 days! I can’t believe winter is nearly over! Where does the time go? *yells* Stop running away on me, time! Anyway, back to spring things ūüėõ It’s that time of year where the snow is melting, the weather is warming up, and thoughts of summer break are entering our minds.



hbjuThis week marks a milestone in the life of Joy Unspeakable. It’s been¬†6 months¬†since the start of my blog! It’s been a long journey to get to where we are today, but that¬†doesn’t mean it hasn’t been worth it.

A Mari Usque Ad Mare


“He shall have dominion also from sea to sea, and from the river unto the ends of the earth.” Psalm 72:8

Hey Y’all! It’s Canada Day! And that means that today’s post is all about Canada (of course).

Canada’s motto, a Mari usque ad Mare, translates from Latin “From Sea to Sea”. It’s amazing to think that 150 years ago, Canada became a country! Although, it is¬†kind of embarrassing knowing that we didn’t have to fight for our country’s freedom like the Americans did…. but anyways ūüėČ To celebrate Dominion* Day, I’m sharing with you 10 facts about Canada, that you may or may not have known before. I mean, hey – some of you probably didn’t even know Canada was turning 150…¬†right? Anyways, onto the facts.

  1. “Canada”¬†is an Iroquoian language word meaning¬†“Village.”
  2. Aside from being the second-largest country in the world, Canada is the most educated country (who knew? ūüėõ )
  3. The coldest it’s ever been was the year 1947…. it was -63 degrees Celsius… approximately -81.4¬†degrees Fahrenheit!
  4. In Canada, due to a chronic shortage of coinage, playing cards were once used as currency.
  5. The North American Beaver is the national animal of Canada.
  6. Canada has the largest coastline in the world, and more lakes than all the world’s lakes combined. We are sure one wet country!
  7. The U.S. / Canada Border is the longest international border in the world *cheers*
  8. Canada’s¬†official phone¬†number is¬†1-800-O-CANADA…. ūüėÄ
  9. The¬†Eiffel Tower¬†was¬†almost¬†temporarily¬†relocated¬†to¬†Canada¬†in 1967. Hard to believe, I know…. but hey, our langauges are French and English, so we’re kind of related, right?
  10. Stretching 1,896 km (1,178 mi), the Yonge Street in Canada is the longest street in the world!

To conclude this post, I’m going to share with you our country’s National Anthem.

O Canada! Our home and native land.
True patriot love in all thy sons command.
With glowing hearts, we see thee rise,
The True North strong and free.
From far and wide, O Canada,
We stand on guard for thee.

God, keep our land glorious and free!
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.

O Canada! where pines and maples grow.
Great prairies spread and lordly rivers flow.
How dear to us thy broad domain
From East to Western sea.
Thou land of hope for all who toil,
Thou True North, strong and free!

O Canada! Beneath thy shining skies
May stalwart sons and gentle maidens rise
To keep thee steadfast through the years
From East to Western sea,
Our own beloved native land,
Our True North, strong and free!

Ruler Supreme, who hearest humble pray’r,
Hold our dominion within thy loving care.
Help us to find, O God, in thee
A lasting, rich reward,
As waiting for the Better Day,
We ever stand on guard.

Happy Birthday, Canada – the true, north, strong and free!


*Dominion of Canada is the country’s formal name, though rarely used. It first applied to Canada at Confederation on July 1st of 1867.