OTTAWA — Thousands of people braved wacky weather to ring in the nation’s birthday in the capital.Follow @Canoe
All day long, the patriotic love was prevalent.
From people spontaneously breaking into the national anthem, to countless photos with all things Canadian, to the costumes, it was a Canada Day celebration to remember.
But beneath all the glittery tattoos, face paint, and flags-turned-to-capes, the meaning of the day was not lost.
“I think being Canadian is a gift to some people. Most people around the world don’t have what Canadians have,” said Samantha Hogue.
“You see all these cultures coming together because people immigrate to Canada for a better life. And then we get to experience all these wonderful cultures. “
Dominic Tremblay’s love for Canada meant dressing up in a super hero-esque costume.
Decked out in red and white, complete with a maple leaf shield, “Captain Canada” had posed for more than 600 pictures by noon. His goal was 1,200.