Many of our wonderful self storage customers call Canada home. We would like to wish all our northern friends a Happy Canada Day. In leu of the holiday we wanted to share a few interesting tidbits about our neighbors to the north.
Is Santa Canadian?
A big thanks to over 11,000 kind Canadians for playing Santa Clause each year! Due to their efforts kids from around the world get their letters answered. Canada Post volunteers have answered over 1 million letters in 30 languages including braille. These honorary Santa’s ask that you do not send them treats, but make sure you include a return address and mail you letter to:
Meet Ogopogo, the Loch Ness monster of Canada:
Ogopogo is an alleged sea creature in the Okanagan Lake, in British Columbia, Canada. Sighting has been reported as early as the 19th century. The Ogopogo was brought into the public eye long before the Loch Ness Monster. It was not until seven year later that Nessie was reported.
A fondness for cheese:
Shockingly Canadians eat more mac and cheese than any other nation on earth! They eat over 50% more than Americans, not to mention that of the 7 million boxes sold worldwide each week, Canadians consume 1.7 million of them. WOW!
Icebergs are the hottest things in Canada:
Canada is now harvesting icebergs in Labrador and Newfoundland. In the spring, huge icebergs break off glaciers in Greenland making their way to what they call 'Iceberg Alley. This alley is located near the coast of Labrador and Newfoundland. What so hot about harvesting icebergs? Currently some very unique products are manufactured using this water for such items as wine, vodka, beer, or even skin products.
Extra Terrestrial Friendly:
To commemorate the Canadian centennial in 1967 the town of St. Paul, Alberta, built a UFO landing pad. Although this landing pad has not seen any activity as of yet it still draws in many tourists each year. It’s nice to know that if we do have visitors from another planet that our Canadian pals are E.T. friendly.
Become a member of the Yukon Sourtoe Cocktail Club:
All you have to do for initiation is drink down a glass of whisky with a severed human toe in the bottom. Sounds easy peasy right? In the Downtown Hotel located in Dawson City, you will hear Captain Dick say “You can drink it fast, you can drink it slow – But your lips have got to touch the toe.” This is your que, bottoms up!
Captain Dick Stevenson once found a preserved severed human toe in an old cabin near the hotel and decided to turn it into a drink. Although people thought he was insane the Sourtoe Cocktail became a total success! How many people have dared to join the Sourtoe Cocktail Club you ask? Since 1973 more than 60,000 people have become proud members! Cheers!