Friday, July 02, 2010

HM the Queen and HRH the Prince Philip in HM City of Ottawa





Yesterday was a wonderful Dominion day. A massive crowd greeted our Sovereign Lady and HRH. A wonderful article in the NP. Coverage on the cbc and the globe
Peter Worthington likes the Crown.
More here. The home of the Royal Tour on the Web.

HM 's Speech for Dominion Day
Prime Minister, Minister, distinguished guests, fellow Canadians,

Aujourd’hui, partout au pays, des Canadiens se réunissent pour célébrer l’histoire du Canada, son identité et ses réalisations. à mon avis, il n’y a pas meilleure raison de célébrer. Thank you for inviting Prince Philip and me to join you all on this special day.

During my lifetime, I have been a witness to this country for more than half its history since Confederation. I have watched with enormous admiration how Canada has grown and matured while remaining true to its history, its distinctive character and its values.

This nation has dedicated itself to being a caring home for its own, a sanctuary for others and an example to the world. Nous venons tout juste de voir des images des Forces canadiennes, des diplomates, et des travailleurs humanitaires à l’Å“uvre dans le monde entier, apportant leur soutien et leur aide à autrui. These commitments, often in dangerous and hostile circumstances, are undertaken with the support and respect of us all.

At home, Canadians have many reasons for optimism, even in trying times. The recent success of the Vancouver Olympics was about more than just the thrill of a gold medal for Canada's hockey team. As well as renewing a sense of common purpose within this country, the Olympics showed to others something of the extraordinary warmth and enthusiasm of the people as Canada welcomed participants and audiences from around the globe. à de nombreux égards, le Canada s’affirme fièrement sur la scène internationale, affrontant l’avenir avec confiance.

I wish you all the very happiest Canada Day. God bless you all and God bless Canada.



My latest letter to the editor.

Long may she reign...


National Post · Friday, Jul. 2, 2010

It has been thrilling to watch Our Sovereign on her most recent homecoming. Indeed Her Majesty says Canada feels like home. Queen Elizabeth II is a living link to our past and a symbol of our nation. In Canada freedom wears a Crown. As an immigrant to this land and as a Boy Scout, I swore my allegiance to her, her heirs and successors. I take my oaths seriously.

I will have the privilege to attend a state dinner in her honour next week. I encourage all Canadians to come out and welcome Our Queen. She has served Canada and the Commonwealth for 58 years, and now she honours us with her presence.

God Save the Queen of Canada.

Roy Eappen, Montreal.


Video from the Royal Tour
Arrival

Halifax


Ottawa

A message from Afghanistan



Great coverage and video from CTV including an interview with my frined and Dominion Chairman of the Monarchist League of Canada, Robert Finch.
A video explaining Our Constitutional Monarchy





1 comment:

been around the block said...

God save our Queen! I love her.

She works harder than anyone, anywhere and never flags nor complains. She's always THERE, she generously shares her 58 years of knowledge of world affairs with her Prime Ministers and, being above politics, she doesn't play partisan games.

She's a keeper!

The only sour note in her visit to Canada is the condescending commentary by the likes of CBC's Rosemary Barton and Evan Soloman (there are probably others, but I don't spend a lot of time watching the Mother Corpse) and Graham Richardson and Marcia MacMillan on CTV. "Oooo ahhh, isn't it amazing in a country where so many think the Queen is passe and unnecessary that SO MANY people have turned out to greet her? (Thought bubbles: "We can't believe this adulation, like, what's going on here? We don't like her, we think she's irrelevant, how come all these crowds are gathering?")

I Support Lord Black