Happy Canada Day!
Canada turns the big 150 on July 1st and Canadians are celebrating all across the country!
Canada is an amazing place to live – amazing people and amazing scenery. That is why I think everyone should take advantage of the long weekend, get outside and do some exploring!
Threaded Towns Giveaway!
I want to take a moment to say thank you to everyone who visits Threaded Towns and for all of the kind messages you have sent me over the last few weeks! It really means a lot!
So to give back to you guys and to celebrate Canada’s big day I want you to have a chance to win this Canadian themed prize pack!
- Dyed in the Green by George Mercer
- $25 Tim Hortons gift card
What to do to enter:
- Email subscribe to receive notifications every time a blog post goes live. (There is a subscription box to the right or to the bottom depending on the device you are visiting on).
- Like and share the Threaded Towns Facebook page by clicking here.
Winners will be announced via the Threaded Towns Facebook page and notified by email on July 7th, so keep your eyes peeled and good luck!
Dyed in the Green
I chose this book because it is very Canadian. The author, George Mercer, worked as a national park warden in Canada for many years, including 6 national parks on the east and west coasts, the North, and the Rocky Mountains.
Dyed in the Green is the first in the fiction series that follows the main characters as they make their way across Canada working in different national parks while dealing with the different issues and challenges facing these places.
The novel follows National Park Warden Ben Matthews as he embarks on a new job at Cape Breton Highlands. Ben soon learns that things will be anything but quiet there.
Ben faces a notorious poacher with a reputation for ignoring the law and not letting anything get in his way. Poaching is viewed as a way of life for many of the locals in the area and they do not take lightly to an outsider trying to change that.
“Set along the world-famous Cabot Trail, Dyed in the Green is a powerful story of egos, greed, and corruption, pulling readers along on an emotional rollercoaster that weaves bitter rivalries into a gripping story about protecting one of Canada’s iconic, special places.”
Dyed in the Green is the perfect book for those of you who enjoy Canada’s beautiful landscapes and suspenseful literature.
There are so many things that you can do not only this weekend but all year around! Why not visit one of Parks Canada’s beautiful locations that are located right across the country!
As part of Canada turning 150, Parks Canada is providing 2017 Discovery Passes at no cost to the public! This allows you to access Parks Canada places all across the country for the entire year.
Here in Newfoundland and Labrador, that means you get free access to these amazing destinations:
- Akami-Uapishkᵁ-KakKasuak-Mealy Mountains National Park Reserve
- Cape Spear Lighthouse National Historic Site
- Castle Hill National Historic Site
- Gros Morne National Park
- Hawthorne Cottage National Historic Site
- Hopedale Mission National Historic Site
- L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site
- Port au Choix National Historic Site
- Red Bay National Historic Site
- Ryan Premises National Historic Site
- Signal Hill National Historic Site
- Terra Nova National Park
- Torngat Mountains National Park
- kitjigattalik – Ramah Chert Quarries National Historic Site
To get your own 2017 Discovery Pass click here!
I hope you all have a fantastic weekend and good luck with the giveaway!
Happy Canada Day!