Public Boat Docks in Seeley's Bay

Saturday, June 2, 2012

My Town Represented in Jubliee Flotilla

Todays post a teensy bit different in that I am going to be bragging about our Towns' involvement in the British Monarchs' Jubliee celebrations. 
But First may I introduce you to the JUBILEE QUILT BLOCK 
presented to us by Ludlow Quilt And Sew which provides instructions on how to make this 13" planned block to celebrate Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's Jubilee year.  This is a pretty block and looks like it would make a wonderful quilt.   Loris Bogue writing for Penny Halgren's How to Quilt Blog is more than happy to explain this block and the reasoning behind it, which you might find very interesting. 
IF you take a good look at this block maybe you might agree with me, I think it looks almost like the Floatilla planned to take place on the Thames tomorrow morning,  with it's dark to light features on a background of white.
Thus this block brings me to telling you about our very own entry into the Queens' Jubilee celebrational events in London, England!
 How, well, through the Canadian Canoe Museum and its Executive Director and noted author James Raffan and avid canoeist will be paddling along side other Canadians chosen to paddle this Canoe the Canada One in the Flotilla on the Thames tomorrow morning.  Paddle Canada with Canoe One will be the olny canoe in this historic Flotilla.....YIPPEE
We here in the Bay are so proud of this event and the fact that our very own will be among the paddlers is exciting.  I have included the link so that if you might be remotely interested you can read all about it.

Canada One Canoe aboard a Canadian Air Force Transport headed for London, England to take part in the Jubilee Floatilla.
Canada One was refurbished and just in time to take place in this auspicious event and our very own Peter Mansbridge, CBC Newsanchor will hopefully also take a paddle with the team as they perform another practice run. 
Excerpt from CBC Live Events
On Sunday, 1,000 boats will sail along an 11-kilometre stretch of the River Thames to commemmorate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.
The Queen and other members of the Royal Family will participate in the procession in the Royal Barge.
Watch the video above for a close-up look at the route and the landmarks the procession will pass. 
Needless to say we here in the Bay are so excited about being represented in this auspicious occasion which we will not see again, not in our lifetime.   The last Jubliee celebrations were held over 115 years ago for Queen Victoria. 
Thank you so very much for sharing some of your time with me today, I hope I have pointed out to you just how special these events taking place in England are to us here in Canada.  Being a member of the Commonwealth makes us all members of the large family that are celebrating our Queens' achievement.  You must admit be you a Royal Watcher or not, this lady has fortitude and deserves to celebrate the task which was handed to her over 60 years ago.  
Now and then it's good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.  ~Guilaume Apollinaire


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