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The Playa Times and Blue Parrot want to invite you to the first Official Canada Day in Playa del Carmen on July 1, from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. Bring guests

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Get yourself some typically Canadian treats from the food stalls.

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laya will host the very first Canada Day party on July 1, from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Blue Parrot, located on 12th Street and the Beach. Since 1867, Canadians have celebrated the birth of their nation on July 1, when three provinces, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and the Canada Province (now split into Ontario and Quebec) were joined into one country. This union was the result of the Constitutional Act, granting Canada a great deal of independence from the United Kingdom. It wasn’t until 1982 however that Canada shed its dependence from the U.K., the same year that Canada Day became an official holiday. Canadian patriotism took several decades to catch on because many early Canadians identified

themselves as British. The whole country celebrated in 1967 for Canada’s 100th anniversary and Canada day evolved into the widespread holiday it is today. Canadian patriotism took several decades to catch on because many early Canadians identified themselves as British. Typical celebrations include fireworks, concerts, cookouts, and sports games. City parks, streets and museums become hosts to countless activities and festivals, with Ottawa being the main hub of events. Other Canada Day traditions are gaining foothold around the world. This year, Playa del Carmen is joining in on the fun. Mexico is the second most popular destination for Canadians, attracting 25,000 snowbirds every year. Approximately two million tourists came to Mexico last year, and around 50,000 Canadian Men-

Live musical performances with bands covering popular Canadian artists. Carnival games and activities to keep your kids entertained. Top quality business networking opportunities and get to know open-minded entrepreneurs from Canada.

nonites live in Mexico out of which 25,000 have dual citizenship. Canada Day is a great opportunity for local and visiting Canadians, and the culturally curious, to gather and celebrate the Canuck spirit in the Caribbean. Being an expat living in Mexico is not just about shipping your belong-

ings here, filling in some bureaucratic papers and then spending your afternoons sipping margaritas with your toes in the ocean. Socializing with people from all over the world is an essential part of life in a cultural melting pot like Playa del Carmen, and helps in getting accustomed to the Mexican way of life and mentality in your native language. Bring friends, and come join members of the community for an afternoon of games, activities, music, contests, prizes, food and fun to mark Canada’s 148th birthday! Tickets are $150 pesos, which includes $100 pesos in food vouchers and a $50 donation to the local fire department. You can purchase your tickets in advance from The Playa Times and Blue Parrot. Tickets will also be available on the door at the same price. Hope to see you a Canada Day in Playa!

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A great Canadian cookout.

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Activities include:

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