25 June 2012

War of 1812

1 July 2012

Ottawa  will have its usual Canada Day celebrations and this year there will be a special War of 1812 theme   www.canadascapital.gc.ca/celebrate/canada-day

28 June 2012

Bomber Command Memorial
The Queen will officially open this memorial
Canada has donated 340 kilograms of aluminum [which will adorn the memorials roof] that was once part of a wartime RCAF Halifax Bomber which was shot down over Belgium in 1944 and recently found in a swamp
Refer to The Ottawa Citizen, Tues 10 April 2012 page A3

30 June 2012

A change of pace.  Tour de France
A 9 man team bicycle race with about 20 teams. The race is partly followed by helicopter and shows points of interest especially in the Alps and Pyranees mountains. A Canadian, Ryder Hesjadal, who won the 3 week tour of Italy in May is participating. The race ends in Paris on 22 July 2012

29June to 1 July 2012

Flight of the Royal George, a tall ship. This event includes a naval re-enactment of a War of 1812 event. 7 tall ships and 10 gunboats on the water between Bath, Kingston and Fort Henry

24 years from to-day a 'good friend' of mine will reach the centuary mark

6-15 July 2012

Calgary Stampede for all cowboy fans  www.calgarystampede.com/

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