OOT ideas - what springs to mind...

...when you think of Canada??

I want to add a couple of 'Canada' items in my OOT bags, especially because all our guests are from England and some have never been here before. Maple syrup is an obvious one of course, but can you think of anything else?
Posted on March 17, 2013 at 11:35 am
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some preparation for Poutine?

Posted on March 17, 2013 at 11:42 am
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oops maybe not from the same region.... 

Posted on March 17, 2013 at 12:02 pm
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uhm... any alcohol you can think of? Sometimes it is nice to include a mini of something local, and then the only other thing I can think of would be any information of cool things around the area :)

Posted on March 17, 2013 at 12:03 pm
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I think of hockey and maple syrup and moose. What aggiebride said is good too alcohol is always a good gift.


what about something like this?


Chocolate Hockey Puck http://www.chocolatebydesigninc.com/prod_Chocolate-Hockey-Puck_398_15.aspx


or mini hockey sticks or keychains  http://www.ministicks.com/mini_hockey_stick_custom_ministick_mini_hockey_stick_s/93.htm


 


Hockey Stick Bottle Opener http://www.americanhockeycenter.net/cat_hockey_key.cfm

Posted on March 17, 2013 at 12:40 pm
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Thanks ladies!
Elocha - poutine is very Canadian, not sure how I could put a package together, maybe I'll just serve it the night before the wedding when everyone gets together
Posted on March 17, 2013 at 2:11 pm
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Snow!


Actually I googled it and got the following list:


Things unique to Canada

First nations art
Eskimo sculptures
Tundra trips to watch Polar Bears in Churchill, Manitoba
Mukaluks and bushpacks
Eating maple syrup poured over fresh white snow
Two official languages ( and a million others)
Mounties on horseback and bicycles
The Royal Canadian Mounties Musical Ride
The Cross Canada Trails
The Trans Canada highway that runs straight across the country
Prairie Oysters ( bull testicles eaten on the prairies)
Screech ( a Newfoundland alchohol )
funny money....toonies and loonies
Canadian Tire money
Highest tides in the world ( Bay of Fundy)
Bigfoot and Ogopogo
Trick or treating in the snow
The only place where you can sit in a coffee shop and everyone is speaking a different language
Red Green making duct tape famous
Red Rose Tea ( only in Canada eh?)
Hockey Night in Canada and Don Cherry
Police in beaver skin hats
Poutine
Tim Hortons
Curling is a popular sport
Canadian slang and sayings such as hooser and take off eh?
Calling a case of twenty four beers a Two Four
AND...our ability to be extremely proud of being Canadian and still poke fun at ourselves without offending anyone.

Posted on March 17, 2013 at 11:01 pm
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Haahaa I would happily send everyone our snow right now!!

Thanks Jenny, that's given me a few more ideas
Posted on March 18, 2013 at 2:19 am
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I remember we bought some sachet of dry preparation! We still have some here...
Posted on March 18, 2013 at 3:04 am
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I will investigate!
Posted on March 18, 2013 at 3:09 am
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I've seen those maple syrup containers shaped like maple leaves...I love those! I would  be disappointed to make a trip to Canada and not get one lol. Other than that, I think the ladies have quite a list for you!

Posted on March 18, 2013 at 3:39 am
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Well Sam I promise to have a big bottle waiting for you when you visit!!

What about a road trip CD?? Everyone is leaving from our home town the day before the wedding, so will have a 3-4 hour drive - would that be good or cheesy??

Also I was thinking about a tea infuser ball with some maple or blueberry tea?? Hotel coffee is never great so maybe it would be nice??
Posted on March 18, 2013 at 4:40 am
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Love the idea of tea!!!
Posted on March 18, 2013 at 6:06 am
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What a great idea!! Can't wait to hear what you deside!

Posted on March 18, 2013 at 6:37 am
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The CD isn't cheesy but it might be hard to find a selection that everyone would appreciate..maybe? I love the tea idea!!!


 


And I will remember your promise lol :p

Posted on March 18, 2013 at 7:04 am
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Oops double post :)

Posted on March 18, 2013 at 7:05 am
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I was thinking of things kind of related to the wedding and FI & I.

Things like:-
Canadian Girls - Dean Brody
Last Friday Night - Katie Perry or Friday Night - Lady Antebellum (because we're getting married on a Friday)
Perfect Day - Lady Antebellum
All Your Life - The Band Perry
Marry You - Bruno Mars
I Do - Colbie Caillat
New Shoes - Paolo Nutini (people joke about our shoe obsession!)
Marry Me - Train (maybe)
Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol (our song)
I Wanna Grow Old with You - Adam Sandler!!

Anyway, stuff like that
Posted on March 18, 2013 at 8:58 am

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