Canada Day Shows and a Recipe

Happy 147th birthday Canada!

This year we are spending some quality time with family. We have an idea of what we are doing, but the weather will dictate whether or not we make it out to our destination today. We have some fun in the sun with our kids, and their cousins planned, but the rain is threatening everything right now.

In the event of rain, our celebrations will stay closer to home and move indoors.

If you are stuck inside with the kids, here are some suggestions for TV viewing that showcases great Canadian talent and content. Check out these shows were either created, filmed, or take place in Canada.

For the Younger Kids

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Eliot Kid and Johnny Test on Netflix.

These are favourites in our house. Our youngest even chose a Johnny Test-themed birthday party this year. Starting on the left, Eliot Kid is a Canadian/British animated children’s television series about a little boy with a big imagination.

Johnny Test (an American/Canadian animated television series) is the youngest in his family and lives at home with his older, twin, genius sisters (Susan and Mary), and his faithful, talking dog Dukie. Johnny lives an exciting life as a result of the many scientific experiments that his sisters perform on him. Other unique characters round out the show and make it a fun to watch series that I don’t mind watching with my girls.

For the Older Kids

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Goosebumps and Are You Afraid of the Dark? on Netflix.

Anyone else remember these titles from their youth? These were the most popular after-school horror specials when I was growing up. My girls still have a few years before we watch these shows together, but these are great options for some older kids. I can’t wait to enjoy these shows again, with my girls.

Goosebumps is a Canadian and American children’s horror TV series based the Goosebumps books of the same name by R.L. Stine. Are You Afraid of the Dark? is a Canadian horror series that was filmed in Richmond, BC and in the Greater Montreal area of Quebec.

While you are enjoying your day, inside or out, every birthday should have a cake, and I have a great recipe for you. This Maple Caramel Ice Cream Cake recipe is the perfect dessert to celebrate with.

Regardless of your weather, I hope your Canada Day is a fun one and is spent with family, friends, and loved ones.

Happy Canada Day everyone.

Disclosure: I am a #StreamTeam ambassador with Netflix and receive some perks as a result of my connection. The personal opinions are the writer’s and are not influenced.

Sheri Landry
Sheri publishes, and writes at This Bird’s Day where she shares all of the thoughts in her head without the voices. Sticking mainly with content for Canadians, Sheri shares family stories, product information and anything that fits into her (and her family’s) daily activities.
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