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Happy 150th Birthday, Canada! Celebrating With Joe Fresh!

My great country, Canada, will be celebrating its 150th birthday this July 1st, 2017!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CANADA! We love you! #Canada150

Happy Birthday Canada! Joe Fresh

I consider myself extremely lucky to be Canadian. My hardworking parents immigrated to Canada in the 70s from England. We were the only ones of our family to move to Canada, leaving behind their immediate families in London. My father got a great job here in Ottawa, therefore providing a better life for my mom and myself. They never looked back.

What makes Canada so great? Well, let’s see:

  1. The stunning geography. We have the best of everything (well, except the tropics): mountains, lakes, rivers, valleys, prairies, glaciers, you name it. We have it.
  2. Some of the world’s best cities: Montréal, Vancouver, Toronto, Calgary, Ottawa. Let’s not forget the smaller ones that are just as beautiful: Québec City, St. John’s, Victoria, Halifax, Niagara Falls…and all the others I’ve failed to mention here!
  3. FOOD: you haven’t lived until you’ve tried the 8th wonder of the world which is “poutine”. Beaver Tails, tourtière, ketchup chips, Coffee Crisp, Nanaimo Bars, and Canadian maple syrup (liquid gold).
  4. Free health care. Nuff said.
  5. One of the top standards of living in the world.
  6. You can yoga it up on the front lawn of Parliament Hill.
  7. Our Prime Minister is ridiculously good-looking.
  8. We’re super nice.
Happy Birthday Canada! Joe Fresh
Joe Fresh Striped Ruffle Tee ($19) and Scallop Hem Short ($34)

That’s just a drop in the bucket really, of why Canada is great. This July 1st, I’ll be celebrating Canada Day with my close friends and family, enjoying the massive festivities planned all over its capital city of Ottawa.

One of my favourite spots in Ottawa is Major’s Hill Park. A sprawling expanse of green right in the centre of the downtown core, Major’s Hill Park over looks the beautiful Ottawa River and Museum of Civilization, with stunning views of the Château Laurier, Parliament Hill and The National Art Gallery of Canada.

Dressed in my best threads courtesy of Joe Fresh, the Darling Husband and I enjoyed a sunny day at Major’s Hill Park after a nice brunch. The sun finally decided to show and the temperatures soared. It was just gorgeous. We walked around enjoying the day and taking in how beautiful Ottawa is.

Enjoy these pics from our great day walking around this beautiful park in the middle of my great hometown of Ottawa. A huge thank you to Joe Fresh for providing these beautiful looks!

Happy Birthday Canada! Joe Fresh
Joe Fresh Lace-Up Stripe Dress ($39)
Happy Birthday Canada! Joe Fresh
Joe Fresh Lace-Up Stripe Dress and Wedge Espadrilles ($39)
Happy Birthday Canada! Joe Fresh
Joe Fresh Canada 150 Tee ($12)
Joe Fresh Canada 150
Happy Birthday Canada! Joe Fresh
Happy Birthday Canada! Joe Fresh
Happy Birthday Canada! Joe Fresh

Have you ever visited Canada? Where did you go? How will you be celebrating Canada 150 this year?

Dominique Baker
Dominique Baker

Dominique is a Canadian-based fashion and beauty influencer with a strong voice in Ottawa’s black community. Since launching her blog Style Domination in 2015, she has amassed a global fanbase. Dominique shares her life through beautiful imagery and compelling story-telling that speaks to her fans on a personal level. She’s been featured in The Guardian, Flare, The Kit and Cityline. She also hosts events for Dress for Success, the Gem Conference, and has been named a United Way Person 2 Know for the past three years.

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  1. June 5, 2017 / 12:47 pm

    You’re so cute in all these looks! I’ve tried poutine before — don’t remember where, but I did like it.

    • Dominique
      June 5, 2017 / 3:36 pm

      Wait til you try poutine topped with foie gras – a truly Québecois delicacy, Cheryl!

  2. June 5, 2017 / 1:46 pm

    I love your list of all the wonderful things about Canada, because it is totally the way I think about Canada, lol – especially that your PM is ridiculously good-looking 😉

    • Dominique
      June 5, 2017 / 2:34 pm

      Hahaha! Clarissa! Come see him up close! xo

  3. June 5, 2017 / 2:32 pm

    My husband goes all the time with work and I’m yet to tag along… I must do it this year!

    • Dominique
      June 5, 2017 / 2:33 pm

      It’s beautiful up here! You’d love it!

    • Dominique
      June 5, 2017 / 3:37 pm

      Sami! COME VISIT!!! I would love to meet you!!

  4. June 5, 2017 / 9:54 pm

    Love that blue and white dress! This post was great.

  5. June 5, 2017 / 10:02 pm

    Canada sure is great and #7 takes the cake 😀 I have been to Canada a few times and have enjoyed my trip always.

    Love all your looks.

    ❥ tanvii.com

  6. June 6, 2017 / 12:27 am

    Living in a border town, I get to celebrate both July 1 and July 4. Here’s to the 4-day party! And your outfits looks good as well. 😀

  7. June 6, 2017 / 10:55 am

    I have actually visited Canada on Canada Day and it was so much fun! Canadians sure know how to party! Love your outfits too 🙂

  8. June 6, 2017 / 2:17 pm

    I heart Canada! I’ve only visited a few times, but I enjoyed every minute of it. That red tee is so cute! And yes, poutine is life changing.

  9. June 7, 2017 / 10:09 pm

    I love your posts! You are just so beautiful! My first time in Canada was on my high school girlfriend’s trip to Calgary and Banff! We also went through Glacier National Park and I was just blown away by Mother Nature!!!
    xo Debbie | http://www.tothineownstylebetrue.com

    • Dominique
      June 8, 2017 / 9:26 am

      Canada is so beautiful, Debbie. It’s one of the things I love most about my country! Let me know if you ever come back, especially to Ottawa. I’ll take you for poutine! LOL!

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