I race toward the finish line. I run out of time.

Still, it’s a happy day. At least I finish the line drawing for Creative TuesdaysTweet! That’s the first reason.

Lame, I know.

The second reason this mama, her two little twitters and I tweet is because it’s Canada’s 148th birthday. Tweet, tweet. Okay, so we’re a day early.


Third, we’re proud to live in a country whose Canadian national motto (inscribed on Canada’s Coat of Arms below) is based on the verse found in my trusty guidebook.

Canada's Coat of Arms

Canada’s Coat of Arms – Artwork by Karen E. Bailey/courtesy of the Library and Archives Canada

Et dominabitur a mari usque ad mare,

et a flumine usque ad terminos terrae“.

“He shall have dominion also from sea to sea,

and from the river unto the ends of the earth”.

Psalm 72:8 (AKJV)

Now that school is out, it wouldn’t hurt to remind the kiddies how fortunate they are to live in our great country Canada. A country where we can still express our opinions and beliefs.

Before I dismiss my class, your kiddies will want to print off another FREE coloring page (shown below) over at “Kids’ Corner”.


Happy Birthday, Canada!

As the kiddies scribble or color, sing our national anthem—O Canada. And don’t forget to point out the words in the anthem, “God keeps our land glorious and free!”.

Now, please flitter over to Creative Tuesdays’ blog and whistle at the other creative twitters.



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    • Hi Terri, nice to meet you. I actually create coloring pages for kids and any adults who are kiddies at heart.
      Happy Canada to you too. British Columbia is such a beautiful province. 🙂

  1. Happy (early) Canada Day, Tracy. Thank you for sharing your beautiful artwork with us. I never realized the Bible verse connection on our Coat of Arms until I was homeschooling my children. It’s such an encouraging thing to know. The complete and original writing our national anthem is based on is a very scripture-based work of literature too.
    Blessings on your holiday ~ Wendy ❀
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    • Wendy, it’s now officially Canada Day! 🙂 So glad to hear you taught your children about the verses connected to the Coat of Arms and the national anthem. And Happy Canada Day to you too. 🙂

  2. These are a adorable! Yay, Canada! The bird to the right is very confidently strutting, they are all so cute but he is my favorite ^_^

  3. oh the bird with the birthday cone hat is so cute, the overall drawing is just wonderful. you should make a challenge to get all the ct participants to color it and see how everyone interprets it. just a thought.

    hope you have a lovely day.

    • Hi Lissa, I sure missed viewing your CT post this time! If you want, I can send you the line drawing and you could color up and then I’ll post it in my “Masterpiece Gallery”. I hope you have a lovely day too! 🙂

  4. Happy Canada Day to you! How neat part of a verse is on the Coat of Arms! Now we are preparing to celebrate America’s b’day.
    God bless!

    • Thanks, Tina. It is neat to see part of a verse on the Coat of Arms. And I have a special post coming up for America’s birthday which is in on Saturday. 🙂

  5. Wha? Yes, of course Canada has birthdays! How funny. It never even occurred to me as we didn’t learn a thing about Canada growing up in England. It was all British history, American then then European…as if Canada didn’t even exist! The only thing I know about Canada was that the loyalists moved there after the War of independence! LOL. So, yes, a huge Happy bday to Canada! Thankfully, I’ve learned way more about her since moving here to the USA. (To think, about 15 years ago, I actually asked a Canadian whilst one of the Olympics was on–in all sincerity and genuine curiosity– if Canadians ever felt any genuine pride for their country or was it just a general vague good will or regard toward her? I couldn’t think of anything Canada had invented or done, other than fight with Britain bravely during WWII. I know far more now, and oh yes, it’s an amazing landscape too!)

    Now, to your art! Sorry. Lol. Haha. Anyway, a great piece, Tracy. Very apropos for the occasion too. So, does CA have a national bird too? Another curiosity there! 🙂

    Psalm 72:8 is a fascinating verse for Canada to have adopted as their own as I would have thought, especially for back then, that would have referred to Britain (“ruler of the waves) more than Canada …or was that the intent? Or was it a recognition of God as the supreme ruler? Do you know? And with that, I would suspect that most Canadians on either front don;t even agree with that motto anymore, right? Do you think it will get duly scrapped in time?

    All this CA talk makes me dearly want to go back to Vancouver Island which I have to say I found to be the most beautiful area dn freshest air Ive ever experienced in North America. Ahhh….
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    • Michael, I’m so surprised that the Brit’s don’t know much about Canada as Canada gives allegiance to Queen Elizabeth II. When I was in grade school we always sang “God Save Our Gracious Queen”. She is considered the monarch over Canada, holding the position of head of state. Although, the real power lies in the hands of our Canadian Parliament and the Prime Minister, Stephen Harper.

      We don’t officially have a bird, but I’ve read the Canada Goose might be it. Canada is known for the beaver, the maple leaf (which is on our flag), the moose, and tasty maple syrup. That’s your history lesson for today. LOL

      Sadly, the way our world is headed, the bible verse on the Coat of Arms and the words in our national anthem may well get scrapped. That’ll be a sad day. That’s why it’s important to pray for our leaders.

      I haven’t been to Vancouver Island, but I’ve skied in Whistler (or at least tried). That’s a long, funny story.

      Thanks so much for all the great comments, Michael. 🙂

    • Linda, thank you for the birthday wishes for Canada. And I am very proud to be a Canadian. Glad my creative energy shows through my art. I always appreciate your comments. 🙂