October 29, 2009 at 1:39 pm in Family & Relationships by rainbow1956
502 Comments »
MaritimeMama said on October 18, 2009
Hi Rainbow. I’m in Nova Scotia – originally from Ottawa. Where are you in our fair country?
Freebird said on October 22, 2009
I am here from Dartmouth Nova Scotia
lztsee43 said on October 25, 2009
Hi, I’m from Cornwall, On…just joined
Louisan said on October 26, 2009
Hi there, I lived in and went to high school there way back in the late 60’s. How long have you lived there?
SandyAnne said on November 22, 2009
I was born and raised in Cornwall….went to CCVS in the early 70’s
Louisan said on November 23, 2009
Hi Sandy Anne, I was in the west end , completed Grade 13 1971 at General Vanier then graduated from Nursing school in 1973.I used to walk past CCVS all the time to go to the YMCA on 5th street.Are you still in Cornwall?
SandyAnne said on November 26, 2009
No I went to college in Oakville, then got a job in Welland……worked as a recreation therapist for the Municipal Homes for the Aged. Got married, divorced…now live in Newmarket. My parents died 1o yrs ago so I have not been back to Cornwall.
Louisan said on November 29, 2009
Hi Sandy Anne, sorry to hear about your parents passing.They must have been quite young. Newmarket ,is a nice place, dropped by once.Something to do with figure skating that my oldest son was into back in the late 1990’s. I am divorced as well, have the “whole nest to myself” as “Judge Judy” put it once.One son in North Vancouver , now at Vancouver Community College and the other one in Toronto working( ie. eeking out a living) in Stereographics Computers and films.I work in Community Care assessments now, driving to Brockville, Perth etc.
campingspence said on December 2, 2009
HI SANDY ANNE:
I LIVE IN MY HOME TOWN OF SPRINGHILL, N.S. AFTER HIGH SCHOOL I WENT TO ONTARIO IN 1965. LIVED IN NEWMARKET , WHICH IS MY SON’S HOME TOWN. I STILL KEEP IN CONTACT WITH MY CLOSE FRIENDS THERE, ONE OF WHOM IS STILL IN NEWMARKET, THE OTHER TWO LADIES ARE IN RICHMOND HILL, AND ORILLIA. I WAS UP TO VISIT THEM AFTER NEARLY TWENTY PLUS YEARS AND SO GOOD TO SEE THEM. I COULDN’T GET OVER HOW BIG NEWMARKET HAS GROWN, BUT IT WAS SO NICE TO BE THERE AS I HAD SPENT ALL OF 18 YEARS LIVING THERE. I WORKED AT THE YORK REGIONAL POLICE DEPT IN COMMUNICATIONS , I SAW THAT THEIR HEADQUARTERS HAD MOVED BUT THE OLD BUILDING IS STILL ON PROSPECT STREET.
KayakingBB said on October 29, 2009
Beautiful Port Dalhousie, Ontario. Just joined.
DianeDe said on November 11, 2009
Hi Kaya i live in St. Catharines…we are neighbours! Port Dalhousie is my second home! where about’s in Port you live?
KayakingBB said on November 19, 2009
I am in old Port near Martindale Pond. I, too, am taking lots of photos! I just bought a Nikon P90 and am still figuring it out. I love taking pics of the frogs, toads and turtles on our up north property. Kayaking is one of my hubby’s and my favourite ways to pass the time.
DianeDe said on November 28, 2009
Hi Kayaking, that’s cool. I bought myself an Nikon D90 also….awesome camera….stilling figure it out but fun doing it. I know where Marindale is but not sure of Marindale Pond? Happy camera shooting.
DianeD said on December 12, 2009
hi, I am from North Bay, ON… where is your northern property. yes.. for sure kayaking in Northern ON is the best!
Butterflylady said on October 18, 2009
Hi, I’m from Victoria
It’s lovely to see a couple of other Canadians here amoung the mostly Americans……
Twinkling Candle said on October 18, 2009
Hello to you too. We’ve just moved to Moncton NBWe could almost be book- ends for the country.
wittyone said on October 22, 2009
I used to live in Sackville, NB. Just 30 miles south east of Moncton. Beautiful part of the country!
paige said on November 2, 2009
Bookends for the country, I live in St, John’s , NL, now, Victoria and NL, they are the bookends ! I LOVE both places !
Roxy1 said on November 7, 2009
We moved back to Moncton NB 2 years ago after living in London On for 12 years.
rataflap said on November 22, 2009
rataflap–I live in Saint John, NB, not too far from you.
Lorraine A. Custer said on October 29, 2009
Butterfly I just made a long post about a minute ago! I can’t remember to whom! I was born in Blairemore, Alberta near Calgary where my folks are. I also have some in British Columbia. Mogus! Try & find my post & see my story. Would love to hear from you. May have to relocate! Lorraine 🙂
sher said on November 22, 2009
I just joined about 5 min. ago. finding my way around. i live in Penticton B.C. .. i was born and lived all my young life in the crowsnest pass all my family is there. maybe we know each other..
msdaisy said on November 22, 2009
Hello sher: I just came aboard this week as well… I lived in Peachland for awhile & worked @KGH. Moved there from Mb. Now live in White Rock. ….I lived just above the signal lites @ Peachland & often took drives to Summerland, Penticton & area. Also watched the 2003 fire right from the start…scary esp at nite…..
Lorraine A. Custer said on November 29, 2009
I don’t thnk so. It’s been a long time. I’m 58 & left Alberta when I was 2. Some of my famiy moved to BC. I’m left all alone & things are getting pretty scary here in MASS. I’ve heard a lot of fine things about BC. I’ve always felt as a East Coast girl. I’m kinda scared to make the move but pretty soon I might have to do something & @ my age I think I would rather be around somone known as family! How old are you? Why do you like there? 🙂 XO
Okanagan Gal said on December 2, 2009
Hi Lorraine… I live in Vernon BC… just a bit north of Peachland and Penticton… Love this Okanagan Valley…also known as ‘Paradise’ We have it all …. fabulous skiing already … (I’ve been cross-country skiing for the past month), hiking, golfing, wonderful lakes for swimming, boating.. fishing… whatever.. great cultural opportunities of all types.. concerts, live theatre… the best junior hockey team in the country !!!! and an easy 5 hour drive to Vancouver… if we need a big city fix…. an international airport only 20 minutes away…. I’m 63 and single and the only question I have is…. which activity will I choose today ???? can’t possibly do it all…. WOW… Have I sold you on Vernon yet ????? Christine.
Lorraine A. Custer said on December 3, 2009
Yes! Thank you! I’m in the middle of a very corrupt legal case with my Mother’s nursing home. She is in hospice & they won’t let me see her even though the court said I should! They are making me go broke & homeless. G-d I wish I could reach the Queen & say don’t let the U.S. which is not the U.S. I grew up in due this to two daughters of Canada! I wonder how Canada would treat me if I deceided to come back home after they make me go broke & homeless? 🙂 XO
blueize said on December 3, 2009
Hi Okanagon! I`m from Chase, moved to Salmon Arm for high school. Have lots of family still there.
Okanagan Gal said on December 4, 2009
Hi Blue… Where are you living now ?? Isn’t this an awesome website !!!!!
blueize said on December 7, 2009
Great site. I’m in Prince George.
decoratordale said on November 1, 2009
How long have you lived in Victoria. I moved to Sooke 10 years ago after living in Victoria. I am spoiled since I now can go out on the water in my kayak during the warmer days, something I couldn’t easily do in Victoria. Are you working, I am hoping to retire one of these days…….
JoyinCanada said on November 24, 2009
I grew up in Victoria and graduated from Mt View! LOL!
babbsy said on October 18, 2009
Montreal, just joined on
Jovigal said on October 19, 2009
Hi!! I am from Montreal too!! Great to see you on this site!!! Maybe we can get to know each other a bit more!! 🙂
babbsy said on October 20, 2009
Sounds like a plan, why not. How long have you been on vibrant nation?
Just moved from Ontario to New Brunswick. Culture shock!
Greetings fellow Canadians! lol@ that Twinkling – about being bookends. And I hear you about the culture shock even though it’s been many years since I moved to NS from Ontario. One of my first memories was walking home from school with a newly made friend (we were in Grade 5). Her dad worked on the ferry between North Sydney and Port Aux Basques Nfld – her mom…well she had babies…15 in all! (not a word of a lie). And when she took me to her house there were these weird looking white things hanging on the clothesline. Being the new kid and a bit shy around my new friend I didn’t ask what it was right away…but the next time I saw them I just couldn’t help but ask. Turns out – it was cod fish….drying. *falls over laughing* So how’s that for culture shock? LOL! I’d never even seen the ocean in my life – nor a real cod fish. Love it! 🙂
You are making me homesick!!!
WendyEH said on October 18, 2009
Hi, I’m from Sault Ste. Marie Ontario. I’m glad that there are a few Canadian here.
rainbow1956 said on October 18, 2009
Hello all, Nice to hear from other fellow Canadians. I am living on Vancouver Island,.. in Courtenay (Comox Vallery); However I grew up on a farm in Southern Saskatchewan, then spend close to 30 yrs in Calgary, AB before moving to the island in 2005. Looks like this site has some valualbe infor regarding aging…..I’m struggling……a young mind, in an aging body 🙁
Hello from Victoria……. I hope you love the Island as much as I do. I’ve been here since 1963 and wouldn’t move for the world. However being stranded on an island gets to me once in awhile. Glad I didn’t have any plans for the Thanksgiving weekend! What a mess! I know what you mean about a young mind and aging body! What happened to my slim self and all my energy? :o)
Loraden said on October 23, 2009
Hi rainbow 1956 I’m just across the water in Powell River, BC moved here in 06 from Grande Prairie, Ab and from Hazelton BC and from Smithers BC. enjoying the warmer climate but am suffering with my allergies to the trees, shrubs and vegatation here. I’m an internet marketer now but was a small business owner up north and in the logging industry. Love to garden, sew, and I love the internet marketing potential! WE must get together
Hi Loraden, Looking for information on BC! From Alberta. Just made a long post to someone about a 1/2 hr ago. See if you can find it! May need to relocate from MASS! Have realatives in BC, MOGUS! Lorraine 🙂
sher said on November 25, 2009
i was born and lived in blairmore untill i was 23. i have a huge family in that area. i live in the okanagan now
Lorraine A. Custer said on November 27, 2009
What is Blairmore like? I wish I could get something in print on it? Do you know where I can write to find out what time I was born? Where in Blairmore? I still have relatives in Stettler & Moose Jaw. Haven’t communicated with them though in a while. My Dad was the one who would write letters & get the phone calls. I also have family in British Columbia. I would like to learn about that area to. Good to hear from you! 🙂 XO
sher said on December 1, 2009
Blairmore…. it has not grown much over the years.the mines do not operate so close to town now so it is much cleaner. it has become a cottage community for Calgarians to escape to on the weekends. it is still very natural, clean rivers etc. the newspaper is the Pass Promoter. They are probably your best bet for history. Or my mother ..she has lived there for 60 years..I have a huge family living there. 10 brothers and sisters and countless nieces and nephews. My mother was probably having a baby or at least had a baby when you were born. She would know how to get the information. I live in Penticton, British columbia now for about 8 years. Did your father live/work in Blairmore? Mine worked for the mines and was active in the unions.. preseident and such..he knew all the guys. if you went to school there you would have been with a member of my family .. we had one in every grade.lol good luck with your search.. keep me poted please..
My Dad worked somewhere where there was Lyme! He also worked @ Niagra Falls. He was in the Canadian Forces watching the German Prisoners of war in NewFoundland where he met & married my Mother! My Grandmother remarried into the Kromn family. I’ve heard a lot of discussion about Red Willow. In a huge corrupt legal battle with my Mother’s nursing home. They are trying to make me go broke & homeless! Not the USA my parents came to! I remember them telling my brothers & I when I was 16 & we became Naturalized Citizens that if we couldn’t make it here in the “Great USA” before we go on welfare to go “HOME!” I wish I could click these dusty old “Rubby Slipper!” & be where you are today! I also have relatives in British Columbia! Don’t know what will happen. On my knees praying for the best! 🙂 XO
Josephine Burrell said on November 28, 2009
I just read your bio. I don’t know why I went and read it; however, my heart goes out to you. I do hope others will read it as well and maybe someone out there may be able to help, with your mother’s situation: maybe your bio should have been a post instead. I wish I was in a position to help you. My, my, dear lady, you have been through a lot with illiness in your family and your own heart ache.
I’m praying that someone who has the power to help finds it! I guess you can say I’m looking for a miracle! Thank G-d I believe in miracles! I wish someone would tell the Quenn that someone is beating up on two of her Daughters & she would come over here & wave her magic wand & take us back home! 😉 XO
rainbow1956 said on October 24, 2009
Hi Loraden……..whow…….so close to me.
I’m in health care,…moved from Calgary,…. also love the beauty,..but do miss the snow, and drier climate. I would love to get together and chat with an entrepeneur,,, seems in my profession I met few business minded people.
MsThang said on October 18, 2009
Hi there all! I’m new to the site, and a fellow Canuck! I live in Windsor, Ontario. Nice to meet you all.
Louisan said on October 19, 2009
Hi ,a 56 yr old newbie here, from Kingston Ontario. Hope everyone has a great week beginning Oct 19th.I am starting a new job , so very exciting.
yaya said on October 19, 2009
Here is Ontario, Erin/Hillsburgh area
Daewood said on October 23, 2009
I’m 8 km from Walkerton-where are you?
teresajayne said on October 19, 2009
Hi all, Edmonton Alberta here, just stumbled across this site today!
I know I found it through Facebook! I love it
powell98 said on October 21, 2009
Stumbled on this yesterday In Alberta from Coquitlam b.c.
me too, I had been noticing the ad on facebook and decided to join and see this question about how many Canadians are here, I joined from Powell River, BC and I’m not far away so hopefully we will have things to talk about and make many new friends.
SafariSue said on October 25, 2009
Hey, I’m living in Coquitlam. Do you live in Alberta?
bearladydi said on December 22, 2009
I just noticed your post. I am in Mission, B.C. about an hour drive from you. What a small world!
Hi, I was born in Blairemore my family is from Edmonton/Calgary! Haven’t been home since I was 14. Also have family in BC. Mother is from Newfoundland. I’m currently in MASS! May need to relocate. Just made a huge post can’t remember to who though if you have the time look it up. Would love to here from you guys! Lorraine 🙂
Martini Girl said on October 19, 2009
Hi from Toronto – just joined and really enjoying the site so far!
I know from Erin area it is a wonderful womens site
Grace Chow said on November 29, 2009
Hi, Martini Girl, whereabouts in Toronto are you ? I live near Bloor and Ossington. Can we form a Vibrant Nation Toronto group ? We can meet in my house.
mamadaze said on October 20, 2009
I am new to the site.. living in the Niagara area..
kygal said on October 20, 2009
Kewl…..where are you in the Niagara area? I’m in St. Anns. It’s so neat when we find people close to us in this vast world of online fun!
SandyAnne said on October 31, 2009
I lived in Welland for many years until I moved to Newmarket…would love to move back to Niagara Region. Miss it so much.
lumpyplace said on November 22, 2009
Hi Sandy Anne…..this is Sandy here. I live in Newmarket as well and find this site really great. I am a travel bug and am hoping to find others to travel with…….nice to hear from someone local.
Travelling is something I would love to do. Maybe in the near future
Hello to both Sandy’s….although I live in BC now,I grew up in the Lindsay area. My brother lives in Whitby. I don’t get home very often but hope to do so in the coming year.
mamadaze said on November 3, 2009
Hi.. living in St. Catharines.. never been to St. Anns..
Hi Mamadaze, Cool, I live in St, Catharines too! ..where abouts?
mamadaze said on March 12, 2010
Sorry for not responding sooner.. just saw your response.. I live in the Lake st.area near QEW..
Micksnurse said on October 24, 2009
HEY…. ! I too am new to this site, but am madly in love with it already, and also live in Niagara area… Ridgeway to be exact ! great to see you guys on here !
Shae said on October 20, 2009
I’m new to the group. Born and raised in Nova Scotia (Cape Breton), but now living in British Columbia.
chaoswoman said on October 20, 2009
I`m new to this site but was raised a sasktchewan farmers daughter and now live on west coast in vancouver.I`m 54 and feeling better than 24 in brain if not body ha ha .are there any sites like this for canadians?if not maybe i should start one ha ha
Shae said on October 27, 2009
I know just what you mean…apparently I’m 52 but my brain doesn’t agree, lol. I don’t know of any Canadian sites like this, but I sure like this one. I stumbled upon it, but I can’t even remember how (my memory ain’t so great these days, I’m sure you can guess why – lol)
I’m new too, in Powell River BC where in BC are you? It’s a small world with the internet these days isn’t it? Are you enjoying BC?
Hey, I lived in Powell River for 20 years and I’m now in Coquitlam. I’m new to this site as well.
Hi Loraden. Sorry, I didn’t respond sooner…I haven’t checked this site for a few days, just been super busy. I have lived in BC for 31 years and I love it here. I’ve lived in Vancouver, Maple Ridge and now live in Mission for about 7 years now. It’s nice to see so many on this site are fellow B.C.’ers. My sister-in-law lives in Cambell River..is that anywhere near you??
English Quebecer said on October 20, 2009
Hi from Gatineau, Quebec!
Hi Rainbow…..I’m in southern Ontario, in the Niagara peninsula. Where, may I ask, are you? And also, hello to the others who responded here. You don’t usually find Canadians on a lot of these sites. We need to stick together, gals!
rainbow1956 said on October 21, 2009
I’m living on Vancouver Island…a few thousand miles from you 🙂 I live about a 3 hr drive north of Victoria.. Beautiful place. We are still experiencing a gorgeous fall……well not today,.. windy and pouring rain. I’m sure the Niagara Peninsula has a long beautiful fall as well.
Joye said on October 30, 2009
Hi rainbow…I am also on this fantastic island!!! Parksville…got to love it
I just joined this site, going to go explore it!!
Hi Joye: I’ve heard that Parksville is a great place to live. It’s been a long time since I travelled the island….It’s so costly now on the ferries, but I plan to do so.
may said on November 27, 2009
hello Joye I also live on this beautiful Island in Nanaimo have not lived here long
once my house is sold in Harrison we would like to buy in Parksville just joined this site glad to see I am not the only Canadian on here
Loux said on October 21, 2009
Great to join the Canadian "team". I live near downtown Montreal. I will read you with great interest. Let’s keep in touch and enjoy that great network!
Bruce County, Ontario-2 hour drive from Toronto
Jaidie said on November 25, 2009
From KW area, Ontario but love the Bruce…go there often to visit friends…new to site but love the idea of it! Nice to meet everyone!
vestac said on October 20, 2009
Hi, just found this site today. I live in central BC -Quesnel.
Misty52 said on October 23, 2009
Hi just found this site to day..looks like it could turn into a very interesting site….I’m not far from you Vestac ……Prince George … how about that!!
Hello Quesnel, how’s the weather both climate and economic up in your neck of the woods these days?
Zsomdeb said on December 11, 2009
Wow, can’t believe it! There are quite a few of us from this area. I am in Prince George. Hello to everyone.
Sensational_50+ said on October 20, 2009
I guess there are more than we think, I live in Halifax, NS
jazzygm said on October 20, 2009
Hi All :
Just joined the site – this is awsome!! I am feeling a bit lonely. I am from Toronto, but living in Sioux City, Iowa for the next year. Nice to be in touch.
Beebee said on October 21, 2009
I’m new here as well and live just north of Barrie in the snow belt. Luckily I will be escaping to Florida for the winter but for now we are having a beautiful autumn.
Miri said on October 21, 2009
hi i jest moved to Truro NS,
rakoon16 said on November 1, 2009
Hi Miri, I’ve also just joined this site. Have to tell u our car broke down while visiting Truro. This is about 30 years ago, and I’ll always remember the kindness of Chris & Janice who took us in on the week-end while our car got fixed. Beautiful place and wonderful people, and a beautiful park. Hope u enjoy it there. Carolyn
Judie said on October 21, 2009
Good morning! I am a Canadian.
Judie said on October 22, 2009
I suppose I should have been more enlightening. I live in Fergus, Ontario, which is not so far from some of you gals.
Former Lancashire Lass said on October 22, 2009
I love FERGUS! Last October my husband John and I went up for the day for our Anniversary, and found a lovely Scottish Resteraunt to have our late Lunch early Dinner for our special day. It was a beautiful Fall Day, Judie, and we took a lot of pictures. We have lived most of our lives in and around London, Ontario.
Judie said on October 23, 2009
Yes, Fergus is a nice little community. We moved here 11 years ago. I also like London, although I must admit that I do not get out that way often. It is so different from Fergus and change is good, right? Did you take some pics downtown near the water? It is so pretty there.
Kim P said on October 28, 2009
Hi fellow Canadians! I’m from Manitoba,(seem to be the only one so far) would love to move to Vancouver Island. My grandparents lived there and I visited a few times and loved it. Unfortunately, I’ll be staying here as my husband loves winter and I have all my children and grandchildren here as well. I’m new to this site as well and just getting around it. Enjoying it so far!
Hello Kim: what part of Manitoba? I lived in the Westman region 1976-2003. I miss the Mb sunshine & long summer evenings. I usually make a trip back there in the fall each year to visit friends(I miss them a lot)Spent many hours in a lot of hockey & curling rinks thru the years….good prairie fun!
Ontario; Fergus is just north of Guelph,and if that is not familiar to you, it is about an hours drive west of Toronto.
mtlvicky said on October 21, 2009
Hi rainbow,,im from Montreal…..hugssssss
Mina L said on October 21, 2009
Proud Canadian from London Ontario. I just join too. Nice to meet all the other ladies. This seems like a fun and informative site.
I also live in London, Ontario Mina : Born and raised in Lancashire, England but lived most of my life in and around London. Maybe we could get together for coffee at a Coffee Pub sometime? I am a “young” 63 and love to meet new people. I am new to vibrant nation and am finding it very interesting and informative.
Mina L said on October 29, 2009
Hi I did write back so we could have coffee some where but there are so many responses on this page that I have had trouble getting back in and likely you have too. I will try and write a new page for you to find.
dotsdaughter said on October 21, 2009
My “just getting to know you” friend just remarried and moved to “Courtney”. Found this site on facebook yesterday and thought it looked like a good idea. Lived in Maple Bay and Nanaimo when raising my boys, now living in Coquitlam BC. My sister in law is retired and living on a sailboat in the Baja, they just had a few panic days with Hurrican Rick looming in the skies, made me glad I live a quieter life. Nice to see all us Canadians popping up, also interesting to hear what our neighbours to the south are thinking and doing. Look forward to some interesting times on this site.
MaritimeMama said on October 21, 2009
Hi everyone who popped in since my last post. Nice to "meet" you all! 🙂
Ms. D said on October 22, 2009
Hi Rainbow, born and raised in North Vancouver, B.C. and still here.
Hey, I grew up in North Vancouver………nice place eh? I’m in Coquitlam now.
foreveryoung said on October 22, 2009
Hi ;Yes! I’m a canadian from good old Prince Edward Island who just discovered this site ……and would love to rub elbows with the rest of the country and good ole’ U.S of A’.
Shirley - Wellness Coach said on December 16, 2009
I too am from Prince Edward Island now living in Leduc, AB. I just joined this website after seeing it on Facebook. Enjoy the rest of your day!
Grandma Lea said on October 22, 2009
It’s a pleasure to meet and identify with canadians on the site. I’m from Ottawa but also lived in Calgary, Yellowknife and Sudbury. Have a great day everyone! ♥
Pamela L said on October 22, 2009
Hello, My name is Pamela. I live in Ont. Canada. I have just joined this site & looking forward to sharing & making connections with other people that are perhaps going through experiences similair to my own…
What an exciting & thoughtful site!
Take Good Care 🙂
patricia s said on October 22, 2009
This seems like a good time to jump in. I am from The London Ontario area.
This seems like a good time to jump in. I am from The London Ontario area.
Hi Patricia : I live on the South West side of London, Ontario. We will be moving though at the end of February to the downtown area. We have moved so many times during our life in Canada but have never lived ‘downtown anywhere!” I think it is going to be a great and new adventure as my husband is finally coming to the down stretch and will be retired in about a year. If you would like to get together for a cup of coffe at one of London’s great Coffee Pubs I would love to meet you. I love getting to know new people. I am a young 63 and love to go out for coffee with friends and neighbors.
Cindy Pezz said on October 24, 2009
Hello Fellow Canadians: My name is Cindy and I am from Newmarket, Ontario which is a 1/2 hr drive north of Toronto, Ontario. What a great site and ditto what Pamela said.
Thanks for creating this site!
SandyAnne said on November 1, 2009
I live in Newmarket too
linlindarn said on October 22, 2009
hi ive just joined, from edmonton
Amara said on October 22, 2009
Hi, I am a proud canadain and live in sunny b.c., but grew up in Oromocto, n. b., my dad was in the forces for 32 years or more. I have just joined V.N. and looking forward to spending time and making friends on this site. am enjoying it so far.
grandma carol said on October 22, 2009
Just joined today.Live in Ottawa.Great to see other Canadians on this site.
Hello Grandma Carol,
Welcome! I’m also new to this site – approximately 1 week and I also live in Ottawa. I love your name! If you don’t mind I would like to change my name to Grandma Lea; and update my picture with our newest arrival October 15th – our 6th grandchild.
Pleasure to meet you!
BarbaraJean said on October 23, 2009
Hi; Live in Ottawa too! Just joined this morning.
Grandma Lea said on October 25, 2009
Hi BarbaraJean – welcome! Wow…I’m so pleased that you introduced yourself to me.
This is a fun and educational site. We get to share and learn alot from the women in this group. I feel alot of peace and compassion when reading the various conversation amongts the women.
My son is attending Carleton, in second year. I live just outside of Victoria. How is the weather there so far? I am hoping that this winter is better than last year with that terrible bus strike. It sure was a problem for him. Hoping to hear back from you, sons don’t seem to email as much as daughters do!!
Yes. I am Canadian. I was born in Sackville, NB and now reside in Mississauga, Ontario.
Ladyinpink said on October 22, 2009
Hi, I just joined. I’m from Toronto, Ontario.
beeshoe said on October 22, 2009
I’m writing from Winnipeg.
SuzieQ said on October 22, 2009
Lining in St. Catharines, Ontario
Lovinwhatido said on October 22, 2009
Hi Rainbow! Another proud Canadian …. just stumbled onto the site …. from Cambridge, Ontario
My aunt lives on Severn Avenue in Cambridge! My daughter recently started working at ACCKWA in Kitchener
Hello to a fellow Cambridgeite! Nice to meet you..
pat7557 said on October 22, 2009
Hiya from Barrie, Ontario. Anyone close to me?
2 and a half hours-I went to Kempenfelt last year -library seminar-beautiful there
Beebee said on October 23, 2009
Hi Pat, I’m in Horseshoe Valley – just 15 min away!!
Pamela L said on October 28, 2009
Good Morning All 🙂
I am in the process of moving to Horsehoe area, from Barrie. We are downsizing to a small little condo, in the Valley area…A big adjustment from a 3 bedroom house to a 630sq’ condo, but very much looking forward to it all!!
Beebee said on October 30, 2009
Oh Pamela, you will love it here. I think I know the area that you are talking about. Is it just across the road from the Inn at Horseshoe? The colours in the fall are spectacular and the winters can be a challenge but if you like to ski you will have access to the resort, as well as lots of cross country trails. There is a grocery store at the corner of Hwy 93 and Horseshoe Valley road and it’s only 20 minutes to either Barrie or Orillia. If you are interested in Pilates there is an amazing instructor who has classes just beside the OPP station on Line 4. Her classes are fun and it’s a great way to meet other ladies in the area.
Newmarket here Pat
butterfly198 said on December 1, 2009
Hi Pat I have just joined and I too am from Barrie Sheryl
carnelian said on December 8, 2009
also from Barrie, I’m Kathie
Catarina said on October 22, 2009
I’m from Binbrook Ontario ( Stoney Creek)
I just stumbled upon this site as well. seems like it will be fun!
jeanette said on October 22, 2009
hi there iam live in toronto ontario
care said on October 22, 2009
Hi rainvow 19. I am Care from Edmonton. I live in an high-rise apartment, overlooking the North Saskatchewan River, at the heart of the city. I am laid off as of tomorrow, thus, I am at a crossroads in my life. I will begin a job search during this winter, such that I could move anywhere in Canada in the near future. Finding this site, and your post with so many responses, since I left work this afternoon, is exciting.
So sorry about your lay off-what type of work are you looking for?
care said on October 24, 2009
Thanks for your condolences, Daewood. Being laid off in a recession in this one-government province, especially, at my age, is a disaster. There are no services, the expectation that the unemployed should move back to their home province. When the oil boom returns, they send for the young ones, globally, So, I’ll keep the faith, and I will keep packing. and apply out of province as the need arises.
Agnes B said on October 23, 2009
Sure, what about beautiful Ottawa Valley in Ontario. Greetings from Pembroke, A
MaritimeMama said on October 23, 2009
Agnes – I was born in Ottawa – spent my childhood in Bell’s Corners – was there in May for an Il Divo concert – stayed in Kanata – but things sure do look different than when I was last there – 28 years ago! 🙂
My son and his wife just bought a house in Cayuga – I visited Hamilton in the summer of ’08 for the first time ever…and revisited Niagra Falls, of course. I’d been there years ago as a kid but don’t really remember it. Got some great pix. 🙂
Hi NormaJeane — we’re neighbors it seems! You’re just across the strait.
And hi to everyone else who has posted since I was last in. Supposed to be working so better get back at it!
LL said on October 24, 2009
I just joined this site and I’ve been reading the messages from all of you coast to coast.
Mari – I’m in Caledonia, Ontario (10 miles upriver from Cayuga).
April18 said on October 24, 2009
LL – I am from Caledonia too. I am on the Hamilton side of the bridge have lived here over 30 years, before I grew up in Cayuga just downriver 10 miles. What part of town do you live in?
I live on the Hagersville side of the bridge. We’ve been in Caledonia for 29 years as well.
April18 said on October 25, 2009
I live between Orkney and Sutherland St W., just off of Ross St. It’s a little Crescent – MacKenzie Crescent? Do you have kids, if so what school did they go to and did they play any sports in town?
LL said on October 26, 2009
I live up at the end of Forfar St. W. I have a daughter 27 and a son 25. They both went to MPSS. Sara was in Gymnastics. Ken played hockey, basketball and soccer.
I had relatives that lived near you I think, in Shawville, and Renfrew. Is that close? I loved the area, and realized how similar it was to the Okanagan valley in B.C. where I grew up. Now I live on Van. Island and don’t miss the winters at all!!
scarletkate said on October 23, 2009
Hamilton Ontario 🙂
I’m from Formosa, Ontario, Canada
April18 said on October 23, 2009
Yes – I am from Ontario. Between Toronto and Niagara Falls. How about you, eh?
DianeDe said on October 24, 2009
hey april, i am in St, Catharines!! where are you?
flwrchyk said on October 23, 2009
Hi I just joined, I am from St Albert Alberta!
Silkwood said on October 23, 2009
I move around between my home/cottage in Muskoka, by boyfriend’s home in Pickering and my business in Toronto………..where do I live? In beautiful Ontario!
NormaJ said on October 23, 2009
I’m from beutiful Prince Edward Island…
Nana said on October 23, 2009
I’m in Toronto. Just found this site, whoohoo. I’ve lived in Toronto most of my adult life.
kitten lover said on October 23, 2009
Yup! I’m from Cambridge, Ontario. Where are you?
MistyBleu said on November 3, 2009
Hi kittenlover: I am just outside of Cambridge/Kitchener area. I love the picture of your Scottish fold – beautiful! I have 2 beautiful persians an am crazy about cats in general. If you’d ever like to go for a coffee, let me know as we are so close! If you are interested we could exchange emails.
Hello kitten lover, nice to meet a fellow Cambridgeite!
OMG – could I have been any more Canadian this morning. I am wearing one of my husband’s old Leafs shirts, and the Canadian Tuxedo ( and as a added bonus my jean jacket has plaid flannel lining) – it is freezing – kind of raining/snowing the wind is whipping the leaves around – I am stopping in at Timmy’s and I am still wearing my sandals with no socks. But what a wonderful feeling it is to be Canadian and to laugh along with everyone’s “picture” of what a Canadian is – I can think of nowhere I’d rather be.
FMW said on October 23, 2009
Oh how I wish I were still in Canada…..I will return one day!! you go girl in your plaid lined denim tuxedo!!!
CFehr said on October 23, 2009
Not many West Coastites on here yet ,,, I am from Nanaimo, BC and love it. It is great to be Canadian. Kind of windy and rainy here today just the kind of day to meet friends at Timmy’s
Butterflylady said on October 27, 2009
Hi, I’m from Victoria and a couple of others seem to be from up-island too. Small world…..
Life Is Good! said on October 30, 2009
Victoria as well. Not retired, although thought I would be by now. Finding many great things to do in Victoria and signing up for Qi Gong, Meditation, Chakra session. Much more on my “to do” list. 57 in December and life is good!
Brendajj said on October 30, 2009
hey there CFehr, I was born and raised on Vancouver Island (cowichan Lake area) and i get home every summer, but i am living in northern BC now (10 years) right below the NWT border, my husband and i have a small trucking company and work in the gas and oil industry up here…Never thought i would find any place as beautiful as the island but i truly do love it up here.
stonesfan58 said on October 23, 2009
Only true Canadians can get away with an outfit like that!
It’s great to be Canadian, eh?
– Marisa from Mississauga, Ontario
Oh yeah – I would have definetly made it on “What not to wear” – even if it is proper attire for a trip to Timmy’s.
Cybill said on October 23, 2009
I just joined and am so glad to see this website for woman over 50. I live in Caledon, Ontario.
Diana777 said on October 23, 2009
Yes, I live in White Rock, BC. Travelled around the world for seven years, apprenticed with a Celtic Shaman in England for three years. Met incredible people and came back to Canada in 2001. Planing to “hit the road” again as soon as my apt. sells. Will go to India for a few months and then to the South of France to set up a healing/retreat center.
Good luck with your new ventures keep in touch and let us all know how it’s going!
Diana777 said on October 28, 2009
I will keep you posted. Plan to take videos of my adventure and post the to my blog. Thanks for the good wishes.
Hi Diana, i know White Rock well. My mother lives there. Where abouts in WR? Your life sounds exciting with travelling..South of France very nice.
Diana777 said on October 25, 2009
I live across the street from the Semiahmoo Shopping center. Any chance one of your Mother’s friends is looking for an apartment? Can’t leave until it is sold. White Rock is really pretty, the beach is near by and the weather is better than Vancouver( less rain) Where do you live?
DianeDe said on October 26, 2009
Mom doesnt live to far from there. I can ask her if she knows anyone. Yes White Rock is pretty, i miss it. I live near Niagara Falls.
Diana777 said on October 26, 2009
Thanks, Would appreciate you asking your Mother. I used to live in Northern Ontario as a child and have been to Niagra Falls. What do you do there?
msdaisy said on November 21, 2009
Hello Diana….where is your apt (street) & have you sold it yet? If not what price range.
angel said on October 25, 2009
My daughter lives in White Rock…I lived in Tsawwassen, and Richmond…now Ontario.
FusunA said on October 23, 2009
Bonjour, Salut, Hello, Greetings, Merhaba,
Hailing in from Montréal, QC, from Turkish roots and lived in different countries before I declare myself Canadian.
Joined Vibrant Nation today.
tlc56 said on October 23, 2009
Yes I’m Canadian and proud of it
Sorry didn’t see everyone’s response–I live in Ontario
watchingnome said on October 24, 2009
I live in Ontario too … nice to meet you.
Bell Serena said on October 23, 2009
Hi From Bell Serena-I live in Nanaimo on Vancouver Island. I am co owner of two companies- Nanaimo Yacht Charters & Sailing School and Expedia Cruiseshipcenters Nanaimo. Just joined the site today and i know that it is going to be lots of fun.
Hi Bell Serena – Living in Victoria – 8 years now. Learning to sail is on my list of “to do’s”. I really enjoy VN. My pic is a mother/daughter (mom not in pic) trip to Painter’s Lodge for the Women’s fishing derby. Had a great time and caught my first fish there. I never thought I would love the water so much. I’m also a fairweather novice kayaker. Have a great day!
Flora said on October 24, 2009
Hi guys, just found and joined this site. Looks interesting. I’m from Mississauga, Ontario, about 30 kms. west of Toronto. Lots of Canadians here – from coast to coast. Love it!
Hello from Scarborough, Ontario
Pat-eh-o said on October 24, 2009
Hello! I just joined myself! Not sure what this is going to look like, but thought it would be great to be on a site of same age group ladies! I hope to get to know some of you here! I’m from the southern portion of Ontario. Sarnia! (actually a small town outside of it, but it’s the closest city!) I’ve just become newly unemployed for the first time in my life. I was ‘downsized’ from my company after 22.5 years. I have never not worked! So I’m going to take a few months to ‘re-energized’ and re-prioritize on what I need to do to keep a roof over my head now!
bluecomet said on October 24, 2009
Soaper said on October 24, 2009
Hi, I am Phyllis from Edmonton and I am a soapmaker. nice to meet everyone.
One of the things I do is make soap also. Love it. Hven’t bought a bar of soap in a VEEERY long time.
Debbie123 said on October 24, 2009
Hi From Calgary! Looks like there’s a few transplants from the prairies to the BC coast on the site. You lucky retirees!
rainbow1956 said on October 25, 2009
Retiree!! NOT!! 🙂 Only in my dreams.
Coffeebeans said on December 18, 2009
We missed Freedom 55, going for Freedom 85 now! LOL
mountain said on October 24, 2009
I am a Canadian, living on Vancouver Island! Where do you live?
decoratordale said on October 26, 2009
Where do you live on the island? I am in East Sooke, about 45 minutes form Victoria.
Greenleaf said on October 24, 2009
Hello from Ottawa/Gatineau.
maggiev said on October 24, 2009
I’m from Ottawa and joined a few hours ago too.
Hello Maggiew, welcome! I’m also from Ottawa.
maggiev said on October 31, 2009
Hello Grandma Lea, what area of the city do you live in? I’m in New Edinburgh
Grandma Lea said on November 24, 2009
How are you? Sorry for responding so late. I live in Nepean (Barrhaven) more specifically next to Manotick.
Hope life is treating you well.
Hi Rainbow, I am from St, Catharines, Ontario. a 15 minute drive to Niagara Falls and an hour away from Toronto. Where are you from?
Pamalama said on October 24, 2009
I am in Stouffville Ontario. Canada is the Best!!
Andra said on October 24, 2009
Born and live in Calgary, Alberta. Go Stamps Go!!!
Phylomena said on October 24, 2009
Hi there, I am a Canadian from BC who is presently sailing in the Sea of Cortez, mainly out of La Paz Mexico.
Anna Taber said on November 17, 2009
So how is your trip going. Did you take any pictures?
bearladydi said on November 30, 2009
How are you enjoying the trip?
I am in Mission, B.C.
Joyanne said on October 24, 2009
Hello Rainbow, small town Alberta is here, although it feels like Kansas with the wind blowing the way it is. I just found this site, and so far I am very glad I did. I am originally from Montreal, but have lived in Alberta since 1975. I really like it here.
Andie55 said on December 19, 2009
I Joyanne…I am originally from Montreal too…Grand Blvd. in N.D.G. Moved to New Brunswick in May of 1967. Thought my life was over at that time…however…wouldn’t live anywhere else now!…Love it here!!
I apologize for the duplicate response!…Does anyone know how to delete them????
Hi Joyanne…I am originally from Montreal too…Grand Blvd. in N.D.G. Moved to New Brunswick in May of 1967. Thought my life was over at that time…however…wouldn’t live anywhere else now!…Love it here!!
Cass said on October 24, 2009
I live in Pickering Ont, But I am originally from Scotland….I moved to Canada in 1980 and love it here.
kashkit said on October 24, 2009
Hi to everyone.
New to this site. Found it on Facebook. I live in Radium Hot Springs. British Columbia. Originally from Ontario.
daisysparkle said on October 24, 2009
Hi. I just joined this site. I am from Toronto, Ontario.
Well apparently we have a great many Canadians on here ! Canada is wonderful…. I have actually lived both sides, I must admit and love both,… the U.S. and Canada, but am truely CANADIAN…. thats for sure. (lived in both California, and Florida, Dear Daughter and her Hubby, and two grandkids still there ) so should realy change my name to “Gypsy”.
I am thrilled to see this, and also , was on a post called “I am all carbed up… HELP” and that is another “place I am” ! but the usual methods I had used in the past to get this wt off, dont work anymore…. looked to this site for help… and boy have I found it. ! this is a great place !
lookinout said on October 25, 2009
I’m from Ottawa, near the airport
lonely girl said on October 25, 2009
Just joined and I am from Edmonton, Alberta
Wendy MacKay said on October 25, 2009
Hi Rainbow, I’m in the beautiful Okanagan Valley, near Penticton in BC. I have just started a new career after taking a course to define what my passions were. i am now doing Life Coaching World Wide as a “Life Renovator”, as well as designing a course for Women to Empower themselves to discover their passions. It will be a 5 week course with cleansing, communicating, and committing.
Beebee said on October 25, 2009
What did you do before you started Life Coaching? Was it a similar career? I am struggling right now to find my passion and purpose. I retired (downsized) two years ago and have not been able to find a job since then. What you are doing sounds very interesting and fulfilling.
Wendy MacKay said on October 27, 2009
Hi beebee, I would love to tell you lots more and also how I found my passion through a course I took, however I have been warned that we are not allowed to discuss our business on this site. By all means you are welcome to connect with me by email firstname.lastname@example.org
I am in the area of Mission, B.C. and congratulate you from your new carreer.
How can I connect and get to know more.
My husband left me a few months ago and I and pulled to help and teach.
I have grown so much these pass few months.
I started teaching French to children 3 to 6 years old. we did 4 classes and loved it. I am a sales rep and I am always looking for new ventures
I also started creating unique jewelry, no two are the same.
blackeye susan said on October 25, 2009
Hi there Just found this site. Lots of great reading. I am from Erie Beach ontario..
Micksnurse said on October 25, 2009
So you are like 3 minutes from me ???? hahahahhaha we could walk to each others houses for crying out loud !!! lol.
judith jane said on October 25, 2009
Yes, I am a Canadian!
Jocelyne said on October 25, 2009
Hello to all Canadians…nice to see so many! Just found this site this morning….We live in Aylmer Gatineau
we’re kind of Frenglish in my family…going for a ride on this site….looks pretty interesting, see you later
dellenh said on October 25, 2009
Hi , i’m from pictou county Nova Scotia . What did you put in for a zip code ? I used 90210 …lol. It was the only one i knew …..
Brendajj said on October 25, 2009
I just signed up on Vibrant Nation. I’m in northern British Columbia
araxy said on October 25, 2009
Greetings from downtown Montreal 🙂 Feels good to see so many Canadian women here !
canadiangal said on October 25, 2009
Hi everyone! I’m originally from Montreal but now live in Brampton, ON. Culture shock when I moved from Montreal to Oshawa in 1974!!! Family still in La Belle Province and I miss the joie de vivre of Quebec. Nice to see Canadian women from right across the country on this site. Let’s harness our wisdom and make sense out of all the changes we are going through emotionally, physically, spiritually, etc. Looking forward to some interesting discussions on various topics!“Canadiangal”
Mmm said on October 28, 2009
Ditto. I moved from Montreal to Toronto in 1982. What a culture shock it was. Now after living in Toronto for 27 years, I have moved back to Quebec…I live in the Laurentiens north of Montreal. Would love to communicate with other Montrealers out there (and anyone else for that matter). Anyone live near Ste Agathe des Monts?
Frissy said on October 25, 2009
New to site..60 yr. old retired nurse living in Ottawa. Hubby & I retired here after many moves in 35 yrs. Have family on Van. Isl.
evy said on October 25, 2009
hi everyone I’m new to this site i found it on facebook i’m from northern ontarion about 12 hours north west of Toronto- 7 hours northwest of sudbury
Where abouts…I’m also in NW Ont.?
I just moved to a little border town in Northwestern Ontario ~ Fort Frances. Prior to my move of 3 months ago I was living in Richmond, BC. Missing the coast, but giving Ont. a go.
Anndi10 said on November 17, 2009
Greetings Angel, You will grow to love that area. Some of the prettiest countryside I have ever had the priviledge to see. Even considered moving there. I am in a remote area of Northern Ontario. Kingfisher Lake. It is fly-in only. I teach up here.
jerlie said on October 25, 2009
hi i am a filipina canadian from victoria. and i am jerlie
zanne said on October 25, 2009
I am from Toronto originally from La Belle Province of Quebec.
decoratordale said on October 25, 2009
I live in Sooke B. C. just outside of Victoria..
I have a friend that just move to Sooke.
I am in Mission, B.C. New to thr site
Aida001 said on October 25, 2009
Hi Everyone! I am residing in Vancouver, enjoying a rainy October day! Any one else from this part of the region?
Marlies said on October 25, 2009
I just joined. Live in the beautiful Okanagan.
I am in Mission, B.C. Just joined the site
bliz said on October 26, 2009
Hi. I just joined and am from West Vancouver, previously from Ottawa.
I am originally from Montreal and now Mission, B.C.
A “city girl” that moved and loves the country life
Joannie said on October 26, 2009
Hi all. I just bumbled onto this site tonight while I was on Facebook. I love it already. I’m from Red Deer, Alberta
Lacey said on October 26, 2009
Hi everyone. I too am new to this site, and I’m from Swift Current, Saskatchewan.
maggiev said on October 26, 2009
I’m from Ottawa.
Restless said on October 27, 2009
HI. I am new to this. glad to find this site. I live near Owen Sound Ontario.
Cheryl_2009 said on October 27, 2009
Hello Everyone! I live in Milk River, Alberta and like a few of you I got layed off with the oil downsizing (worked in Calgary) and now I’m trying to find my feet… and a job, lol. I am taking the opportunity to pursue my passion of doing art and would love nothing more than to spend the rest of my life as an artisan, but I also need to pay the bills until this happens so it is off to the salt mines :).
Brendajj said on October 27, 2009
Hello Cheryl_20 I lived in Taber AB for a few years not to far from Milk River. We (my husband and i) followed the oilpatch work up to northern BC Not sure what line of work your in working in the patch, But it’s pretty busy here…and awesome scenery for a painter…lol
Cheryl_2009 said on October 28, 2009
Thanks Brendajj, but I think it is time to leave oil and pursue something else. Easy transition as I do Administrative, Web and Analysis work. I love living down here – it is so peaceful and really hope I can get this glass work happening. I have two judged shows coming up in Calgary in November which I’m hoping will give some promise to my future in this area. Besides cold enough down here, lol.
Born and raised on Vancouver Island, Cowichan Lake area, living and working in Northern BC now, Far North East Corner….and love it here. I got back to BC via Alberta after about 8 years of living in a couple different places there. Doesn’t matter where i am in BC she’s all home to me…lol
Best Wishes to All
Mmm said on October 27, 2009
yup. Ivry-sur-le-lac, Quebec…originally from Montreal
Marley said on October 27, 2009
I joined Vibrant Nation about a week ago!!Great to see so many Canadians here…..I’m from St. John’s Newfoundland & Labrador and I live in the historic downtown, that you’ve probably seen on postcards!!
FusunA said on October 30, 2009
I lived in St John’s, NL and even wrote for The Telegram for a while. I’m very familiar with the historic city, and its unique landmarks. Feel nostalgic at times, but wasn’t meant to live there longer. Nice to “bump” into you here.
I’m another recent member!!! I’m from beautiful St. John’s Newfoundland !!Happy to see so many fellow Canadians here! We’ll have to keep in touch!!!
I live in beautiful St. John’s Newfoundland!!! So great to see so many Canadians on this site!!!
enhancinglives said on October 28, 2009
Hi Everyone, I just found the site last week. I am originally from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Got married and moved to Coquitlam, B.C. for 20 years, then my husband took a transfer and we moved to Edmonton, Alberta, We have been here for 12 years now. My husband got a buy out and now We are self employed and work from home, so really thinking of moving back to B.C. I love the island. I do miss the greenery in B.C. it is so beautiful there. We still have a place in Washington though, so we do go back for a few months every year. It is starting to get cold here in Alberta, So would love to get away for the winter.
Looking forward to chatting with everyone.
angel said on October 28, 2009
This sounds almost like my journey. I lived in NW Ontario (Lake of the Woods district, only hours from the peg)…got married in ’82 moved to Calgary for 12 yrs., then hubby transferred to Tsawwassen, BC. A few yrs ago we divorced and I moved to Richmond for 5 yrs. This past summer I moved back to NW Ont. to be near my aging mom. I enjoy getting reacquainted with the family I left behind 30 yrs. ago, but like you I’m missing the BC weather and the coast and the kids I left behind.
Winter…I have yet to get real winter boots, lol.
I got married in 1979, that is when I left Wpg, where abouts are you from. I used to spend lots of time in Kenora, as I had a great Aunt and Uncle that lived there. In Keewatin, we also have some friends from there that we met in Vancouver, and have known them for 25 years, She just went back for a few weeks to spend time with her family. Just assuming you are from that area.
We actually moved my mom from Vancouver 1-1/2 years ago here to Edmonton, as she has alzheimers. And to be so far away was so hard. Now thinking we should have been the ones to move, but our kids are still here. And YUke today it is snowing here, just in time for Halloween. Take Care
angel said on October 29, 2009
I’m not originally from NW Ont., but my dad was. He was born and raised here in the farming community after his parents immigrated from Holland. I was actually born in Minneapolis and then we moved around a fair amount landing us back here in ’75 . We moved to a small community on L. of the Woods called Bergland. Quite a culture shock for myself at 15. My dad wanted to be close to his mom before she passed away. What a small world and how we’ve come full circle!
Kenora is beautiful, actually my boyfriend was there on Tuesday & wished that I had come along for the ride, he said the scenery was amazing. I’m a photoholic.
Alzheimer’s is in my dad’s side of the family too. My aunt in Brandon has it. It’s tough, and my heart goes out to you and your family.
You are lucky to have your kids near by. 3 of my 4 kids remained in the Vancouver area (they’re adults going to university, raising there own business’ and families)…my youngest (16 yrs.) came with me to Fort Frances.
I loved Calgary too, and have a niece in Edmonton, my brother is up at the Oilsands (Ft, Mac).
I’m not sure how long I’ll last here, we’ll see after I get reacquainted with a REAL winter. Kinda got spoiled by the west coast winters.
It’s raining here, just in time for Halloween 🙂
PAL said on October 28, 2009
Hi! I just joined and was happy to see all the Canadians on this site. I live in Fairmont Hot Springs B.C but will always be a Saskatchewan girl at heart – PAL
I used to live in Cranbrook, but have lived in Sooke for the past 14 years. Seems like yesterday!! Has it started to snow yet in your part of the province? We are getting all the Olympic runner stuff on our news these days.
PAL said on November 5, 2009
We were in Cranbrook last week! Still the same old place.
We are having cool weather, had some snow, but it melts the same day. The mountains are looking pretty white and thet are working at getting ski hills going.
Write back and I’ll keep you posted on the East Kootenays
decoratordale said on November 6, 2009
Good to hear back from you. Where in Sask. are you from? My sister in law grew up in Moose Jaw. Of course now she lives in BC. like a lot of you!!
Have you retired there or are you still working like me? Hoping one day to retire, but worried about what I will do to keep active.
Marley said on October 28, 2009
Hello Im a recent member also and am from St. John’s Newfoundland & labrador!!!
Brenda1955 said on October 29, 2009
Hello…I’m from London, Ontario
MistyBleu said on October 29, 2009
I’m from the Kitchener/Cambridge area living in a small, beautiful rural town of Ontario. I love this site!
Hi All! I was born in Blairemore, Alberta. Haven’t been back since I was 14! Most of my family resides in calgary & I have a few in British Columbia! Right now living in Taxachusettes! Boy talk about homesick! All my family is gone here except my Mom & a private nursing home has literally kidnapped her! I had 4 family members in the same nursin home “Life Care Centers of American” based out of TN! She is in the one in Raynham, MA! She is 83 yrs. old! What I wouldn’t give to have her back in Canada with free health care! She & my grandmother & 2 sisters are from New Foundland! I hope to see it some day. I’m also looking to investigate British Columbia. I heard it is beautiful & prospering! Hail to the Queen! Lorraine 🙂
Lorraine, I am from Montreal and moved to British Columbia 21 years ago. I love this province. Many call it God country
Hi Bearlaydi! I’ve heard that is true. I hope to someday find out for myself! Who knows maybe one day we will be able to sit down over a cup of tea & discuss it! Plese look for my all my other posts on here because I sure could use some strong Canadain friends. My Dad never wanted to come to the states he did it for my Mom. I don’t blame my Mom but I sure do understand that my Dad probably new what he was talking about! 🙂 XO
bearladydi said on December 4, 2009
Dear Lorraine, thanks for you nice post. Yes, I do hope some day to meet some girls from this site.
Its great to have this venue for all of us.
EL said on October 30, 2009
Hi Rainbow, I am from Brighton, Ontario halfway between Kingston and Toronto right on Lake Ontario. I just recently joined Vibrant Nation and I love it. It is great to see so many Canadians on this site. At 57 and retired at 55 from 37 years working full time in a local hospital I am loving being able to follow my passions and even do some part-time work for a group of Cardiologists in the area. Life is good.
Daiva said on October 31, 2009
I stayed at a charming B&B last summer in your lovely little town. My husband was riding his bike from Niagara-on-the-Lake to Quebec. I was sightseeing and golfing.
Even though I am working at a second career, I agree that life is good.
EL said on November 1, 2009
Brighton has some lovely B&B’s and being close to the Presqui’le Park makes it even more lovely, especially since they have finished the new boardwalk. Lots of golfing to be had. Which course did you play on? This coming weekend is ‘Christmas at Presqui’le’ Nov 7&8 and 14&15th.
Daiva said on November 3, 2009
I am thinking that the golf course was Warkworth. I won’t be coming to the Presqui’le festivities.. I am busy getting a local Bridge Club trip to Jamaica organized and a few other things done before my husband and I fly to Barbados to go on a Windstar Cruise!! Swimming off the back of the ship, eating outside under the stars, and just relaxing in the warm sunshine before the hectic pace of Christmas is so appealing. I can’t wait!!!
EL said on November 15, 2009
I hope you have a wonderful time. My husband and I sail and swimming off the boat on a beautiful summer night under the stars was one of the best nights of our vacation. Enjoy!
Donnarene said on November 3, 2009
NA I call Cobourg half way between these two cities. lol
This is a fun site to check out and I am just learning how to respond to the questions. If interested you can email me sometime or join my facebook email@example.com
Daiva said on October 30, 2009
I am a retired teacher now a travel consultant. I work at home and live in Ancaster.
decoratordale said on November 12, 2009
How is that job switch? Did you have to take any courses etc? I am still teaching but know that when I retire I will need something to keep me busy.
Do you enjoy the new job? Any suggestion? Thanks so much.
Daiva said on November 14, 2009
Hi Decorator Dale,
I started out with Cruiseshipcenters and took their course. I am now with Uniglobe Creative Travel and I did take some courses at Mohawk College. Then I had to write the TICO exam this past year to be certified. One of the biggest disadvantages I face is not knowing how to operate the live booking system for flights. There is a person in the office designated to do those sort of things for the outside agents.
This is a great “hobby job”. I really enjoy helping people plan their dream trips. My husband and I have seen a lot of the world but there is so much out there. Not enough time and certainly not enough money!
decoratordale said on November 15, 2009
thank you, something to think about. I thought that travel agents were a thing of the past with all the expedia sites etc. but obviously I was wrong. I will check into these.
I am new on here. I live in Newmarket, ON. but was born and raised in Cornwall, ON. I went to C.C.V.S. HS.
TLD said on November 1, 2009
Hello everyone, I from Borden Ontario. Lived in Victoria BC back in the late 80’s – beautiful place. Spent my teenage years in Annapolis Vally NS. Is there anyone on this site from Canada serving in the Canadian Military?
PQu said on November 24, 2009
Hi TLD. My son is in the Canadian Military. And funny enough stationed in the beautiful Annapolis Valley NS. I was just there in August to visit. We live in Southern Ontario. And he did his training in Borden.
patricia s said on November 1, 2009
I’m in woodstock ontario
Weslemkoon said on November 3, 2009
Wow ..rainbow,,I cant believe all the canadians that have replyed..Im a 60 year od who lives near Bancroft,,which is in Northern Ontario… It is an amazing place to live,,I have over an acre of rock gardens and I love to horseback ride, photography and weight lifting,,,Life is good,,isnt it ???
lookinout said on November 8, 2009
I like weight lifting too. It’s the only exercise I really stick to, besides walking
Cobourg Ontario. Half way between Toronto and Kingston. Smaller town and proud to be Canadian. Great idea for a question connects us as a group.
moongoddess said on November 5, 2009
I’m not Canadian but my son married a Canadian 12 yrs ago and eventually moved to Calgary, became a Canadian citizen, started a business and has 2 beautiful children. We love visiting and recently, I stayed for a week in Oct. Just wish that when we report the weather, they would include Canada. Isn’t that weird? The world didn’t just end at the border did it?
nanafatma said on November 7, 2009
i am Canadian (for the past 40 years)/egyptian (born). I am from Ottawa. I belong to Grandmothers to African grandmothers group supporting the Stephen Lewis foundation. My group name is Grandmothers to Ambuyas (African for grandmothers).
have you heard of the grandmother movement in support of African granmothers rasing their orphaned HIV children?
DianeDe said on November 14, 2009
hi manafatma, i have heard of the stephen lewis foundation…..actually looked into the site a few weeks ago….and will be making my donation towards HIV children….very good cause.
nanafatma said on November 15, 2009
I am glad you did look up the site. Did you look in the Grandmother movement link? Yesterday in Ottawa we had our Granny fest, and I learned from a the SLF that that movement since its beginning has so far raise $7million for the foundation. Isn’t it incredible. The movement has three components: Fundraising, advocay and awareness raising. The Advocay leg is now supporting a bill to change/simplify the legislation allowing generic drugs to be shipped to Afirca and other needy countries. Check it out and if you believe in it, just write to your MP.
Janice M said on November 7, 2009
Hi Rainbow 19 just joined and having fun hearing from all the Canadians. I’m from a small town in Central Alberta but was raised in Medicine Hat. Just got back from Thailand with my daughter and found that I may be young in spirit but my body isn’t.
JoyinCanada said on November 7, 2009
Hi – I am new to this and I live in Surrey! I was raised for most of my life in Victoria although my birth family is from Saskatchewan.
PQu said on November 7, 2009
Just joined. Glad to see so many Canadians here. I am from the Chatham-Kent area of Southern Ontario. Always looking to make new friends and find people of who share my same interests.
tnkrbl said on November 8, 2009
I live in Whitby area, grew up in New Brunswick & moved here 24 years ago. New to this group , so still discovering the site! good to know canadian ladies
Weslemkoon said on November 8, 2009
I live in Oshawa ,,3 days a week,,I really like Whitby…
Agatha Jeanne said on November 11, 2009
turtle said on November 11, 2009
Yes Iam from Hamilton Ontario !glad to meet you turtle
Hi! one and all Iam from Hamilton ontario glad to to meet you all.great site
Novie3 said on November 12, 2009
Hello, living in Bedford, Nova Scotia moved from Whitehorse, Yukon this past year
esmerelda42 said on November 12, 2009
Hi There…..Just joined VN today….I am a Canadian from Montreal and have been living in Connecticut for the past 20 years. My children live in Edmonton and Montreal.
ghazala said on November 13, 2009
hi, I am a torontonian. I love my city. Its the best place to be !!!
Kellers said on November 13, 2009
I am from British Columbia! Where do you live?
JoyinCanada said on November 13, 2009
Hi Kellers – I’m inSurrey.
Kellers said on November 16, 2009
Nice to meet you JoyinCanada!
I live in Kelowna, where I have lived most of my life about 42 years. Wow! that sounds like a lot when you type it out. I have also lived in Edmonton and Calgary, but don’t hold that against me. lol! There is no place like BC.
Abbagale said on November 13, 2009
hi I am from Arnprior Ontario.Just joined this very minute .Haven’t explored the site yet.
Agnes B said on November 17, 2009
Abbgale, I am from Pembroke ! This is a fun site for sure.
CEE said on November 13, 2009
Wow, there are so many responses from all over Canada! I have been a member for a few weeks, but haven’t had a lot of time to check out the site. I live in Carleton Place, Ontario, work in Kanata, ON, which is now part of “the Nation’s Capital” Ottawa. I have lived in Bells Corners and Kanata. King City, which is just near Canada’s Wonderland, north of Toronto. I have lived in Kitchener, and my brother used to live in Caledon and Orangeville. Matter of fact, when my dad first came to Canada at 14 through the Bernardo homes, he was working farms in Erin and the Caledon area.
I have also lived in Montreal (Kirkland) and Mississauga, ON. I was born and raised in Toronto and lived there for the first 30 or so years of my life.
Have visited BC, Alta, NB, PEI, NS. And further afield. I am 62, a full time bean counter, and part time writer. A poet.
HI to everyone!
Abbagale said on November 20, 2009
hi we are almost neighbours.You have seen alot of country in your day .good for you .I’ve lived in Victoria and Winnipeg but my home town is really Pakenham.I’ve lived in Arnprior for 4 yrs .
tweety50 said on November 13, 2009
Hi, I’m from Princeton, BC. I just joined this site today. I think I’m really going to like it!
suebee said on November 14, 2009
i just joined this wonderful site. i live in brampton, ontario
faizoon said on November 15, 2009
Hi Rainbow….I am in Mississauga, Ontario….and you?
lgoulden said on November 15, 2009
Hi everyone, just joined, I am from Welland Ontario. Nice to see so many Canadians on this site. Hope to share some beautiful moments with all of you.
Andie55 said on November 16, 2009
HELLO EVERYONE…I joined Vibrant Nation yesterday…born in Montreal…moved to New Brunswick when I was 13…thought my life was over…now I wouldn’t traded it for the world…what a great province to live in…My Dad was a Maritimer and we came east every summer that I can remember…spent those summers on the beaches in N.B. and sometimes in P.E.I. I love it here…would never move back to Montreal…could never live away from the ocean…with it’s treasures of sea glass, shells, and,not to mention the LOBSTER!! I am looking forward spending time communicating with all of you…come east too…you will love the hospitality…
rataflap said on November 27, 2009
Hi Andie55 from rataflap. I live in Saint John in beautiful N>B, the Maritime Provinces are absolutely beautiful. a drive through PEI, Nova Scotia and NFLD. and NB would be an ideal trip.
Andie55 said on November 27, 2009
Nice to meet you rataflap…Yes…a vacation drive through the Maritime provinces would be lovely…If you have never been to PEI…a ‘must’ visit is a place called ‘Basin Head Beach’…it is on the eastern part of the Island…just past Surrie…it is magnificent…although PEI is famous for it’s red sand…this beach has white sand…and white sand dunes as far as your eye can see…it is on the Atlantic side of PEI…it is also called ‘Home of the singing sand’…because when you walk on the sand it makes a sound similar to croduroy rubbing together…it also has an outdoor Fishing Boat Museum… this place is a gem among gems…
Happy to live in the Maritimes!!
. said on December 8, 2009
Ohhh seaglass – I have boxes and boxes of it – that is (lake) beach glass – I find it along Lake Ontaio and Lake Erie ( love to walk on the beaches!) – I live 10 minutes to each – in Niagara Falls. I’ve tried finding it along the ocean – in England, Florida, California, none to be had – you are lucky you have it there. Now I have to think of projects to make to use it all! I’ve never been East – thinking to go this summer. Can’t wait!
Andie55 said on December 10, 2009
Hello Marie…Wouldn’t it be wonderful to sift through those boxes of glass you have collected!! I wish you could see my collection…it is beautiful…if you come east to New Brunswick…YOU MUST visit a tiny community called Richibucto Village…you will find a place called HUDSON’S ODDITIES…and Audrey is the owner…she has a Lighthouse studio where she makes jewelry from seaglass…she also has a display area with hundreds of antique bottles of the most beautiful colors and styles…she has researched the history of the glass and gives informatiion sessions to the public…it is amazing… she can date your glass too…I have glass which dates back to the 1800’s!! This glass is very thick, looks like a black stone until you put it up to the light….and you can see at the very edge of these ‘black’ pieces that they are actually dark green…I have beautiful turquoise, pink, purple, as well as the coveted cobalt blue, and the very rare red…the glass that I find is all smooth and worn by the water and sand over a period of 30-40 years…which are tossed to the waters edge at low tide…I also have the most common colors of white, green, and brown…
This obsession for collecting seaglass has led me to do my own research…and to hunt for the bottles at flea markets and I now have some fantastic antique bottles to show off my collection…
Something you might want to do….which I did…is to separate your glass according to color…rub the glass with a thin layer of oil…go to your local Dollar Store and purchase some clear glass vases to display your own collection…
Happy Treasure Hunting!!
. said on December 22, 2009
Hi Andie, I will surely go to visit the shop you mentioned! It sounds like the kind of place I would love to open ( in my dreams!) I am doing research into what kind of drill bit is good for drilling holes in the beach glass- for making jewelry and wind chimes. I love the pieces that have raised letters on them.I’ll make a point to bring my faves to have them dated by Audrey. Thanks for the tips! Keep those creative juices flowing! Marie
Micksnurse said on December 17, 2009
woo hoo … Ridgeway here !!! a few of us in the GTA.
pussywillow said on November 16, 2009
Hi: I live in a small community near Nelson, B.C…. Born and raised in south eastern Ontario, though. B.C. has been home since 1973.
Carol Scooter said on November 16, 2009
I just joined from Winnipeg. Looking forward to reading the shares.
Greetings rainbow 19 – I am originally from New Brunswick but am now teaching in the remote north of Ontario. Just joined today. Nice to see so many Canadians respond to this.
Yes! Here I am, from Ontario originally. Born in Port Arthur, now renamed Thunder Bay. Ironically, my High School got renamed as well. So I graduated from Simon Fraser University, hoping that it’ll never be renamed! Now living near Chilliwack, B.C.
llou said on November 18, 2009
I was born in Toronto and lived in Peterborough (about 80 miles away) while growing up. Moved to Wisconsin in my 20’s, about 35 years ago…..
deanna2 said on November 18, 2009
just joined this site from Sudbury Ontario. Hello to all of you. I am really going to enjoy browsing in here and hopefully getting to know more people.
Anna Taber said on November 20, 2009
How are things going in Sudbury?
Heard the factories laid off many people. Hope you are doing okay.
deanna2 said on November 25, 2009
the mining companies laid off a lot of people and there is a big strike going on also
I am one of the fortunate ones who did not get laid off..keeping my fingers crossed that we also do not go on strike when our contract comes due on March 1
bmj said on November 19, 2009
Hi Maritime Mama! My hometown is Bedford, N.S. but am now working as a hotel manager in Fort St. John, BC My husband and I have been ‘out West’ for 6 years and missing home very much. Hoping to get back to Bedford, July 2010 for huge Sidney Stephen High School reunion. Also in love with B.C. coast and have lived on Vancouver Island (Sidney and Campbell River areas)
To complicate things, we own a home in Hinton, AB.. which we try to get to every second weekend.. Working up North has its disadvantages however, we are grateful to be working in this economic climate…
By the way, my body is 60… my mind is 40!! Love to hear from one & all…
msdaisy said on November 19, 2009
Hello Ranbow & other Cnd women:
So glad to stumble upon this site in the hopes of communicating with ladies wherever. I live in the lower mainland of BC now,but originally from the Kawartha Lakes in Ontario. Spent many years in Mb & moved to BC to be closer to my son. I welcome the opportunity to meet & make new friends!! Cheers!
Hello from Chilliwack area.
Hi Anna: I just read your Bio & I can relate to your travel experience although not to that extreme. Any travelling I’ve done I did on my own or with friends. Keep in touch….
Anna Taber said on November 26, 2009
My husband has gone with me to Yellowknife, NWT where I photographed some Aurora Borealis. Also, we went to New Zealand and Australia. Saw some friends there. But I’ll never go on an all woman trip again.
I am in Mission, B.C. I stumbled on this site tonight from Facebook.
Sassy said on November 20, 2009
Hi. Add me to the list here. I live in British Columbia in the Vancouver area – Pitt Meadows to be precise.
I currently live in MASS. but may have to move soon! If I don’t I might be homeless. I’m from Alberta, Canada left when I was 2 I am 58 now. I have relatives in BC. What do you like about it? 🙂 XO
Hi Sassy I am in Mission, B.C. I am new to this site and I am thrilled to find so many Canadians
ColleenH said on November 20, 2009
Hi wow what a great canadian rollcall, I’m new here but hail from Port Hope, Ontario
Hello Colleen: Welcome aboard! I’m new as well. I have a long time classmate & friend who lives in Port Hope. I only get to see her when I go home for class reunions & family visits which are about every 4-5-yrs.She is not a computer person.
ColleenH said on November 25, 2009
nice to meet you, Port Hope is a lovely area to live in, I’ve only lived here for about 4 yrs now., but I love it and the people. thanks Colleen
I am in Mission. B.c. originally from Montreal. I am also new to the site. Great to see so many ladies from CANADA.
. said on November 21, 2009
Hi I’ve lived in Beautiful Niagara Falls for 35 years! We have so many lovely trails. I do a lot of walking and biking along the Niagara River Parkway- I am always looking for someone to walk or bike with.
sparkey said on November 21, 2009
Yes, there are lots of us.
Hi, I’m from Newfoundland,where are you from
sparkey said on November 25, 2009
Hi rainbow ,I’m from Botwood Newfoundland. Where in newfoundland are you from
My Mom was from St. John’s, Harbour Grace! That’s the same right? What’s it like? I’m currently in MASS. but from Alberta, Canada. I’m 58 been here since I was 2 but I might have to move back. My relatives are now in British Columbia. I’m kinda scared. Always thought of myself as an East Coast Girl! Can’t imagine what it will be like moving all the way across the country. I hope to get to visit Newfoundland though & see where my Mother is from. There name was Melville. Any Melville’s left up there now? 🙂 XO
Hi Everyone, A new member for about 10 minutes and just reading where everyone is from, isn’t it amazing how we can write to each other in such a friendly maner on a site, but on the subway or go train we sit in silence and we are not sure if to speak or noy so we don’t, yet we could be sitting next to a very lonely person, now in saying this I really do understand that not everyone wants to be spoken too.
Paula Way Quong said on November 21, 2009
Hi there……I am a “transplant” from Ottawa, Ontario to Vancouver, B.C. as of 1981 and no matter how long I live out here in Vancouver, I can never realllllly get used to the rain and believe it or not, I miss the snow (at least you can play in it!). Mind you, I think everybody gets the “blues” anyway, anywhere round about February so I guess we are never content, huh?
Playful Spirit said on November 21, 2009
Pardon the intrusion. I live in Mobile, Alabama. Just joined the group. Planning a trip to Victoria, BC, as soon as it warms up. (Yes, I have seen snow once.) I hear that Vancouver Island might just be the most beautiful place in the world. Open for suggestions, know I will have to go kayaking–sightseeing.
Life Is Good! said on December 9, 2009
No such thing as an intrusion. We’re all in this together. Victoria is the most beautiful place. Great areas to kayak as well. If you need any help with plans don’t hesitate to ask. How did you decide on Victoria as a place to visit?
Hey yes, I’m from New Brunswick, canada
sparkes said on November 22, 2009
I’m originally from Toronto, Ontario, I moved to St. John’s, NL some 25 years ago.
I’ve just joined Vibrant Nation today and looking forward to hearing from other women my age and reading about their life experiences.
Wishing you all a wonderful day!
Yes…Newmarket Ontario…..have lived all over Canada but have been here for the longest.
ozzet said on November 22, 2009
yes im from hamilton ontario
you have the right idea about vancover island-
MaryQ said on November 22, 2009
Hello, this is Mary in Mississauga…glad to be part of this burgeoning vibrant nation…LOVE the name 🙂
debtan said on November 22, 2009
Writing from the west end of Toronto, right on the border of Mississauga. Born and raised in TO. Proud to be Canadian
Rataflap to all the Canadians on this site. I just joined yesterday, Nov.23 (I think), have been reading all the comments and it’s great to hear from so many of them. I hope to find someone from my area, Saint John NB, but would love to hear from anyone.
debbmuss said on November 23, 2009
Hi, I’m from Calgary Alberta
Loux said on December 2, 2009
Hi Debbmuss! Did you move there long ago? My vet sister moved there from the States few months ago. I visited her : Calgary seems to me the perfect size city. Even the airport is by itself a warm welcome! People from the surroundings came spontaneously to introduce themselves. Lovely people , lovely environment!
multitasker said on November 23, 2009
Just found this site. I am living in the sunny Okanagan. Kelowna BC. I am originally from Calgary, AB.
Kellers said on November 29, 2009
I am in Kelowna too! Was born in Calgary 50 years ago but have lived in K-town for 47.
oh sorry 42 years, I lived in Edmonton for 6 years early in my marriage.
sunni said on November 23, 2009
Hi there, I am from Barrie, Ontario, formally from Corner brook, Newfoundland.
Irish Rose said on November 23, 2009
I’m in Oshawa, but my son lives in Tiverton & his dad is in Paisley. Small world, eh?
Hello fellow Canadian Ladies! I didn’t know there were so many of us on this site! I’m fairly new too. Live in Oshawa, ON. Origially from Wallaceburg, a small town in Southwest ON. Then Sarnia, now here.
Susan595 said on November 24, 2009
Hello Ladies! I come from the most southern part of Canada…Leamington, Ontario! I now live in Kitchener/Waterloo (for the last 38 years). Noticed the site on FaceBook and thought I’d check it out. Looks very fun & interesting.
tnkrbl said on November 24, 2009
I there , I am from New Brunswick as well. I come from Bathurst, but am now living in WHiby. Nice to meet you !
Do you miss home, and how often do you visit? we are going for the Christmas holidays
talk to you soon if you like
MillyM said on November 26, 2009
Hi, I am from Newfoundland and Labrador. I was born in Corner Brook, left there at 6 months of age when my parents moved to St. John’s. I grew up in St. John’s, so yes, I am a townie and proud of it….lol. When I got married 28 years ago we moved to Mount Pearl which is just outside of St. John’s and a place I swore I would never live….lol. But I am still a townie!
Sassy said on November 27, 2009
Hello. I lived in St. John’s for thirty years from 1972 to 2002. I laughed about your comment on Mount Pearl. When my daughter was in high school Mt. Pearl was of course the competition in sports events you just had to beat. Of course she ended up with a boyfriend from Mt. Pearl. After that it became not wanting to have anything to do with the Goulds. She ended up marrying someone from there. My other daughter is with someone from Bay Roberts. When they visited St. John’s in the summer they bought matching t-shirts. Her has Townie on it and of course his has Bayman on it. Makes me laugh.
MillyM said on November 30, 2009
That is so funny. It sounds so much like when I was growing up. I too married a non-townie, he is actually from Mount Pearl; not many people our age can say that…lol. Of course both my daughters are committed to Mount Pearl and I am sure they would never live in St. John’s…ha. The oldest is with a guy from Mount Pearl but the youngerst is in Ottawa and has a boyfriend from there.
My Mother is from St. John’s. Harbour Grace! is that the same thing? She came her with her two sisters & my Grandmother about 56 yrs. ago. There name was Melville! I’m dying to visit. What do you like about it? 🙂 XO
Harbour Grace is a small town about 40 minutes outside of St. John’s. I have never known anyone who has visited Newfoundland not to fall in love with the place. The people are very friendly and the scenary is awesome. East and West coast are very different from each other. The weather is not always that great but hey, you cannot have everything….lol.
So true about the weather.
I am in Mission B.C. and we have had some record rain fall this November. At Least you don’t need to shuvel it I am originally frrom Montreal. I live beside a lake and consider this province “God’s Country”
I have had the chance to visit Nova Scotia but did not have the time to visit the rest of the maritimes. I have seen and heard how beautiful the cou ntry and the people are in this area of Canada
I hope to someday visit there so I can see where my Dad who was watching the German prisoners from the war & met my Mom. I want to see where she lived & where they got married. I heard it was beautiful! I also have relative in British Columbia! Do you know anything about there? 🙂 XO
Starting a new post, can’t keep up. I am in Newmarket, ON. Lived in Welland for many years and would love to return to the Niagara Region. I miss it so much, loved it there. Can’t return until I find employment there.
Hello rainbow ‘ I have just been reading the post from all the Canadian gals my goodness we could have a site all of are own and good to see so many that live on the Van. Island , I am finding it hard to meet ladies in my age bracket that still feel young and want to be active I retired from Health care now I have my own business doing home parties with Fifthavenue Jewellery and love it. May
rakoon16 said on November 27, 2009
Hi, I’m from Vaudreuil-Dorion, Quebec Canada. This is about 25 miles outside of Montreal, Quebec.
I have family in that area. I am originally from Ahuntsic around the Henri Bourassa metro station. I left Montreal 21 years ago and now life in Mission , B.C.
I have 4 cats and and my “Boy Grady” a golden Retriever that will be 12 in Jaunary 2010.
rakoon16 said on November 30, 2009
Hi bearlady, Pleased to meet you. I was never courageous enough to move too far away from Montreal. Luckily I speak french so I’ve had a good life here regardless of the political situation. In 21 years everything has built up sooo much, especially Vaudreuil in the last 5 years. The biggest Walmart in Canada I’m told, loads of stores, boutiques and restaurants. Nice to finally have them here instead of having to go to Pte. Claire shopping. I just came back from a 3 week Vacation in Miami, but I’m hoping someday soon to visit B.C.
A pleasure to meet you too.
I would go for some sunshine in Florida just about now. This month of November has brought alot more rain that usual.
I am also bilingual and I have started teaching French to kids. My firast group was 3 to 6 years old. It was so much fun, they all learn so quickly.
Pure Gold said on November 28, 2009
Salue…just joined this site minutes ago…hailing from the somewhat grey, rainy city of Richmond, BC…originally from Barbados – so, if the weather gets you down, simply fly with me to ‘the island-‘ Barbados, that is…great to be on here…
Salut, I am also new at this site. Greetins from Mission, B.C. and so far no rain tonight. We have had our share of it. We Need some liquid sunshine.
What brought you here
Woo said on November 28, 2009
Hi, I’m in Cranbrook, B.C.
I’m in Toronto. Looking for a travel companion to go somewhere warm and nearby on Boxing Day…
Greetings from British Columbia. I am originally from Montreal Quebec. Where are you from and where do you live now?
SJM16 said on November 30, 2009
Yes, I am a Canadian. I was born and rasied in New Brunswick – one of the Maritime Provinces or in another category – one of the Atlantic Provinces of Canada. I now live ,married, work and raised my famiy in Nova Scotia – a sister provice. Both Provinces are beautiful. Nova Scotia is pretty much surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean. The Bay of Fundy is a common body of water for both provinces and New Brunsick has the most stunning, large and beautiful rivers throughout. If one gets off the highways and just explores New Brunswick , they’ll find it very lovely. I love being by the Atlantic Ocean however and it gives another “feel” altogether – rugged and at times bleak beauty . It also feels like a connector or to the world, at large!
Good Evening Everyone, nice to see some many Canadians here, I joined 2 weeks ago but going through some issues and didn’t get a chance to get back until now…I am from Barrie On. not looking forward to another winter here like the last two 🙂
Good Evening Everyone, nice to see so many Canadians here, I joined 2 weeks ago but going through some issues and didn’t get a chance to get back until now…I am from Barrie On. not looking forward to another winter here like the last two 🙂
Elizanne said on December 2, 2009
I am Canadian. I live in Vancouver B.C. I am very pleased to meet you.
helenstj said on December 3, 2009
I am in Ontario
babe57 said on December 3, 2009
Hi, I am from little old Chatham, Ontario….I am a new member.
Hi, I`m from Prince George, BC, grew up in the Shuswap Okanagon, and have worked in Fredericton, Toronto, Vancouver and Victoria
Redrider said on December 3, 2009
Sunny Cochrane Alberta here. Seems there are quite a few maple leaf wavers here 😉
rebekka1954 said on December 4, 2009
Yes. St. Catharines, ON, Canada!
Venosta said on December 6, 2009
I live in Toronto but originally from the Ottawa area
Gale said on December 7, 2009
Hi Rainbow. I’m in Alberta, right now we are experiencing a blizzard, not nice!
thehappynana said on December 7, 2009
I’m a Canadian! Originally from Nova Scotia but now residing in beautiful Quebec City.
Dr. Mary T. said on December 7, 2009
I’m an American-Canadian: born in the Rocky Mountain West, grew up in the Midwest, came to Canada for a holiday and stayed forever. I live in Alberta…near the Rockies of course.
Where’s the posting delete button – for some reason there are three of my original posting.
carnelian said on December 7, 2009
hello, I’ve just joined and I’m shivering here in Ont
Emma958 said on December 8, 2009
Hi. I live in Ottawa. Where are you?
rakoon16 said on December 8, 2009
I my name is Carolyn. I live in Vaudreuil-Dorion just outside of Montreal, Quebec. I was just wondering if a follow-up could happen here. Maybe December 15 at 8:00 p.m. All us Canadians could get on here and meet up all together. We could all meet up to wish each other Merry Christmas and share what we will be doing over the holidays. What do others think???
rakoon16 said on December 11, 2009
Well, I guess I found out what others think.
Loux said on December 13, 2009
Bonjour Rakoon! Great Idea! The feeling that we are alltogether, at same time! Malheureusement, je n’ai plus que lundi et mardi soirs pour mes courses, ma visite de Noël arrive mercredi. mais je regarderai les échanges le lendemain matin. Bye!
Zsomdeb said on December 13, 2009
I think that is a wonderful idea. Don’t feel bad about the lack of response, this site is to big and I’m finding that people get lost in here. I find interesting comments and then I have a hard time finding them again. Don’t give up on your idea.
Zsomdeb said on December 8, 2009
Hi rainbow19, love the name. I am from freezing Prince George, BC. I was born in Golden, BC, then moved around a fair amount. My family called us gypsies. I lived for awhile in Alberta, I hated moving there from the mountains but when it came time to leave I was really sad to go. The people there make the province. Now I live in Northern BC, can’t say as I truly love it but we put our roots down and now it is home. That’s what happens when you start having grandchildren. Like they say “home is where the heart is”.
Joannie said on December 9, 2009
Hi Rainbow. I’m in Red Deer, Alberta. Right now we’re in a deep freeze.
Zsomdeb said on December 10, 2009
I just had to say hi to you because my mother lives in Red Deer. I talked to my mom on the weekend and she was telling me how cold it is. I feel so bad for her because she is so lonely. I wish I could find ladies her own age that she could do things with. She won’t go to a Seniors Centre (to shy) so I’ve been hoping to find a Centre that reaches out to them. I’ve been researching on the web but haven’t found anything. Would you know of such a program? Any info you can offer is ever so much appreciated. My mom is 77 but she looks like she is 65, and is very outgoing. It seems such a shame that she is spending these years being lonely.
Elizanne said on December 10, 2009
There should be some programs in place through community or perhaps there is a care agency such as Nurse Next Door or Comfort Care or that has people who will go visit and spend an hour a day or telephone everyday just to say. You could probably even arrange it over the phone or internet.
Hi everyone, well its cold in some parts and snowy in others but the warmth on this site is so warming. There are some who have worries and others for whom life is grand and others who are just going day by day. I am here new in Vancouver from Toronto via Brampton and if there are any other lovely women out there perhaps we can make a VN meetup group here in Vancouver. Friends are likely sparkly gems and we need them around us to bring that sparkly into our lives.
Thanks so much. I appreciate your assistance. I will look into your suggestions. It is so hard being so far away from her. Thanks, again.
Elizanne said on December 12, 2009
Your so very welcome, I hope you find the solution you need for your mother. Also, everyone here, have a hsppy Channuka, Christmas, holdiay season….
Hi Joannie and Rainbow1956. I’m from Leduc, and before that lived in PEI all my life until 13 years ago when we moved west. Home is where the heart is. Cold snap is about to end and we will be in a heat wave! Can’t wait!
CriCri said on December 11, 2009
Hello fellow Canadians,
I’m in Ottawa/Hull/Gatineau area. I was born in Ottawa. Lived in California for 7 years, and the rest in Gatineau across the Ottawa river. I look forward to learning and sharing with you all.
rivers said on December 17, 2009
Hi CriCri…. just got up from a late shift last night and saw our response.. First when i joined this site a couple of weeks ago i thought this was strictly for women in the states and now.. i find that we are everywhere.. fantastic!
Ottawa is a great city.. i love it. I am dating a fellow from Ottawa.. he lived in Kanata and now has moved to the Ottawa River and.. i now look over to the other side of the river to the Gatineau Hills!…. you must live not too far away!.. cool!..
Why did you move back from California?… the warmth right now feels good to me..it’s cold out there!.. Rivers
Olivia52 said on December 11, 2009
I just joined in December 2009 and I am finding this very informative, comforting and fun!! I live in Saskatchewan, Canada
rainbow1956 said on December 14, 2009
Are you staying warm there in chilly Sask? I grew up in Swift Current, but moved to Calgary in the last 70’s, and now have been on Vancouver Island for the past 4 yrs.
Olivia52 said on December 14, 2009
Hi rainbow pretty hard to stay warm at -42C today it is a balmy -26C. I wish everyday I could be in Arizona with some of my friends that spend the winters there. I spent 8 weeks total last winter in the desert and loved it. Are you one of the unlucky ones getting snow out there?
wyenot23 said on December 14, 2009
Hello Rainbow, I’m from Sherwood Park, Alberta and it’s extremely cold out today. Just wonderful for Christmas shopping!
Hello wyenot…BURRRRRRRRR!! I have heard it is very cold on the prairies. Have a sis in Calgary, a brother in Regina. Big snowstorm predicted for today here on V Island as well. It will mean lots of scary drivers on the road. 🙂 Enjoy your shopping.
wyenot23 said on December 18, 2009
My how things quickly change on the Prairies. It was above freezing yesterday. You never know what to expect at any time of the year. It’s dipping below the freezing mark today. That’s the reason that I never know what I’ll be wearing. It’s a challenge!
rivers said on December 15, 2009
Oh my god!!.. i thought i was the only one from Canada that saw this site. I actually thought i had to be from the states to join!! As we get older we sure don’t get smarter!..about some things anyways!
I’m a nurse from Peterborough Ontario and now live just outside of Buckhorn…. north of Lakefield Ontario. Does anyone know this area?? ah!.. this is so neat!!…
barb60 said on December 15, 2009
I’m from Sechelt British Columbia and travelled across Canada this Summer ,so we passed through a lot of your hometowns on our travels. Migrated here about 15 years ago but before that came from the White rock and Surrey and North Delta areas of the Lower mainland.
Nana said on December 16, 2009
there was a thread here a few weeks ago, how many Canadians and over 400 responded, lol
catharine in Toronto
DianeD said on December 17, 2009
hi rivers. no I don’t know where Lakefield ON is? where is it. what part of ON? I am from North Bay.. it is cold up here… today -14 but with the windshield factor.. it felt like -25… brrrrr.
I know where Buckhorn is. We used to go camping in that area. Off roading in a jeep. Extreme camping quite a few years ago now.
justdish said on December 20, 2009
I currently live in Bowmanville but attended Trent University in Peterborough about 10 years ago. I loved the area and often go back to enjoy the scenery along the river. I teach in Bowmanville which is about 45 min. away from Peterborough. It’s great to meet other Canadians on this site.
Hi.. Buckhorn is a beautiful area.. I know of a Mary Kay Director there if you need some great products for your bod or face!!!!
justdish said on December 16, 2009
Hi to all the Canadians out there. This is so cool because I recently joined this site and then quickly thought that it would be great if there was a Canadian alternative. So thanks rainbow for asking the question and getting us Canadians talking to each other. I live in Ontario but am originally from Yarmouth, Nova Scotia.
rainbow1956 said on December 24, 2009
A huge thank you to all you responded.
May we have met some forever friends.
A Merry Chirstmas to all, and much health and happiness in the coming year.
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