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to Canada Day - By George


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June 21 marks the first day of summer and what a wonderful threshold it is! In this missive, By George shares our summertime playlist of tunes to have along for your fun at lakeside, on the beaches and at campsites. Enjoy the heat!

Also, we continue this week with our countdown for the most beloved symbol of Canada. We started with 64 Canadiana symbols and are now down to "the sweet 16." Take a look below at the head-to-head choices and let us know your opinions on our Facebook page.

Crank up the tunes (don't forget to let us know your choices of Canadiana) and have a great start to the summer! 


Counting down to the #1 Beloved
Symbol of Canada    
This June, By George is conducting a Canadiana contest to select the most-Canadian of symbols. Essentially, it is a head-to-head choice of popular Canadiana items that are celebrated and treasured by Canucks.
On our Facebook page, we are announcing daily the individual contests and allowing for our followers to comment on the selections. Should there be a compelling argument or overwhelming outcry about the choice of one of the symbols, or the other, By George will reserve the right to reverse the decision and go with our readership's favourite. 

This week, the final 16 Canadiana becomes the top 8. We hope to hear from you on these contests....

The loon vs the goose

Terry Fox vs Niagara Falls

Toronto Maple Leafs vs the RCMP

Wayne Gretzky vs the Canadian Flag

Hockey vs the Rockies

Justin Beiber vs Chris Hatfield

Tim Hortons vs Bobby Orr's goal

Shania Twain vs the beaver

Click in, "like" and follow along on the By George Facebook page to see us pare down this list to the "#1 Beloved Symbol of Canada." Our most beloved symbol will be anointed in time for Canada Day.  
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Our Summertime Fun Playlist

#1 - We have to start it off with a classic Beach Boys mix:
#2 - The all-time favourite anthem of lazy, beachside fun: Margaritaville - Jimmy Buffet (and raise a glass to It's Five O'Clock Somewhere)

#3 - The Dock of the Bay - Otis Redding

#4 - California Girls - David Lee Roth

#5 - Everybody's favourite fun tune, In the Summertime - Mungo Jerry

#6 - Country crooner Alan Jackson's take on summertime fun: Chattahoochee

#7 - The timeless Pretty Woman - Roy Orbison

#8 - Get up and moving with   Born to be Wild - Steppenwolf

#9 - Here's a more recent bolt of energy courtesy of Katrina and the Waves - Walking on Sunshine

#10 - A modern day classic of Sheryl Crow's - All I Wanna Do

#11 - Every play list needs a few solid, Canadian rock tunes like Tom Cochrane's No Regrets and Life is a Highway

#12 - And every list also needs a generous dose of Bruce. Here's only a "Springsteen teaser":  Jersey Girl / Glory Days / Better Days /  - and the #1 All-time Rock Anthem - Born to Run.   

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