Today, our beloved Canadian flag turns 50 years old. It’s modern design and simple colour scheme draws a sense of adoration from the global community, as a symbol of peacefulness and politeness (I might self-righteously say). So how should be celebrate that notable birthday?
Maybe you could just stare lovingly at the red and white and thank it for health-care, peace-keeping and the Underground Railroad.
Maybe you could thank it for the invention of Basketball (Thanks Mr. James Naismith) and Hockey (you heard me!)
Maybe you could watch a Rachel McAdams movie while listening to “Rude” by Magic (’cause it’s just so elfin’ good!)
You could practice drawing it.
Maybe you can read a Roberson Davies or Margaret Atwood book.
Maybe some of you still recovering from a night of romance and debauchery from Valentines Day might want to wrap yourselves in a flag while watching some Battlestar Galactica on DVD…
…Or, maybe you could take a note from one of our fearless leaders, who celebrated this way back in 1996…
Natalie Brown was by Valhalla and let me tell you, she’s prettier in person than in any photo or film. That says a lot! After a severe reprimand about having spelled her name incorrectly, Natalie was kind enough to sign her Canadian Culture Thing MapleLeafForever stamp on the back of CCT0113. I had unfortunately projected my French-ness on her Italian-ness (these two of course have nothing to do with Loch-ness) and I added an “H” to her name.
Timmins, Ontario native Natalie Brown (or Nathalie Brun as I like to call her) has appeared in a plethora (that’s right, plethora.) of films, television and commercials. She found her way into pop culture at a young age as the flirtatious Heinz Ketchup girl. From there her modeling career took off and she worked on campaigns for Noxema and Max Factor.
Natalie has appeared in countless films, including How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003) with Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey and horror classics like the Dawn of the Dead (2004) and Saw V (2008). Though she has appeared in more TV shows than you can shake a stick at, Natalie starred in the comedy series Sophie (2008-2009).
In 2010, Natalie appeared as Carol Haplin on the short-lived but super-cool Happy Town. Happy Town was yet another example of an awesome show that got canceled because it was too great for masses to appreciate (et al Firefly, Pushing Daisies, the Tick).
As the memorable Bailey’s “hot girl”, Natalie Brown inspired TV and movie-goers, to not walk but run, RUN to liquor stores everywhere on chilly winter nights.