2. Tim Hortons: For many, many Canadians, it’s an easy claim that this is the best coffee available, and I owe a debt for getting me up on plenty of rough mornings just so I could get my extra-large double double.
3. Peter Mansbridge: The face of CBC news for as long as I can remember, this journalist/icon had his well earned retirement the night before Canada’s 150th.
4. Toronto Raptors: After plenty of failed attempts to bring the NBA to Canada, it’s hard to believe this team has lasted 22+ years.
5. Moose: Seeing one of these giants taking a mud bath is a surreal experience.
6. Hockey Night in Canada: It’s good to know that if nothing else, on Saturday’s you can always rely on a good ol’ hockey game, a tradition going since 1933.
7. Poutine: And not that lazy shredded cheese, or mass produced gravy poutine that has become common, but a hand made product, with proper ingredients. Nothing like a well made poutine.
8. Robert Munsch: Arguably the greatest children’s book author, ever.
9. Canada Dry Ginger Ale: The taste of having a cold.
10. Egg Carton: a Canadian invention, I am grateful to have a practical way to carry my eggs.
11. Community Ice Rinks: It’s pretty awesome that we can just freeze a sheet of ice, and have a game of shinny with our neighbors.
12. Deadpool: The great, comedic, fourth-wall breaking, comic character that loves the name Regina so much, they wanted to build him a statue.
13. Ryan Reynolds: For bringing Deadpool to life.
14. Regina: For being called Regina.
15. Polar Bears: The cute, lovable giants that have become the face of global warming.
16. Jockstrap: For obvious reasons.
17. Kid Koala: The brilliant turntablist with one of the most unique sounds in Canada.
18. Much Music: For defining the early 90’s.
19. Nanaimo Bars: Oh god, Nanaimo bars are delicious. I’ll spare you the terrible joke that is associated with these wonderful treats.
20. Winnie the Pooh: Sure, the creator is not Canadian, neither is the 100-acre woods, but Winnie is certainly named after Winnipeg.
21. Heritage Minutes: The 60 second television clips that featured important moments in Canadian history, and why I know Winnie is named after Winnipeg.
22. Banff National Park: One of my families favourite places to go, and one of the most beautiful places on Earth.
23. Michael Cera: For being Scott Pilgrim.
24. Bryan Lee O’Malley: For creating Scott Pilgrim.
25. Scott Pilgrim: Scott Pilgrim.
26. Sex Bob-omb: One of the greatest fictional Canadian bands.
27. The Zit Remedy: The other greatest fictional Canadian band.
28. Snowmobiles: For being a blast, and another crazy fun thing to do in the miserable winter.
29. CBC Radio: For somehow still being worth a listen, I actually really enjoy CBC talk radio.
30. Newfies: Sorry we rip on you so hard, we love you, eh.
31. The Caeser: Who would have thought a drink of Vodka, tomato juice, and clam broth would be delicious? A Canadian, that’s who.
32. Instant Replays: Despite the fact that most the time the replay makes me more angry.
33. Santa Claus: I heard he’s pretty cool.
34. A Positive Reputation: Most the world believes we are polite, well-mannered, good people, and we are, but, that reputation comes from everybody representing our nation well. Way to go us.
35. Colour coded money: It just makes sense.
36. Adapting English Spelling: I am pretty glad I spell colour, colour, not color.
37. The Metric System: Because, duh.
38. Metric: They’re pretty good too.
39. Canadian Bacon: For fitting on my English muffin breakfast sandwich flawlessly.
40. Canadian Bacon: The brilliant comedy film from 1995, featuring the wonderful-
41. John Candy: Oh, I miss John Candy movies.
42. Drumheller: An almost magical little town where we go to learn all about dinosaurs.
43. Dropping pennies: I am so glad to not have a bunch of pennies weighing down my pocket anymore.
44. Universal Health Care: Because, duh.
45. Chris Hadfield: For being an amazing astronaut, and about a hundred other things.
46. Eh: I like to say it, I do. I think we all do.
47. Degrassi Jr. High: That show was pretty awesome growing up.
48. Kevin Smith: Who is not a Canadian, but does more to promote Canadiana than many Canadian celebrities. Let’s make him official.
49. Royal Roads University: For being the X-mansion in the X-Men films.
50. For Giving My Grandparent Somewhere Safe to go After the War.
51. Big Foot: I know you are here…
52. Lacrosse: It’s alright I guess.
53. Tom Green: I don’t know what happened to him but he was pretty flipping funny.
54. 2002 Men’s Olympic Gold Medal Hockey Team: Way to go!
55. 2002 Women’s Olympic Gold Medal Hockey Team: Way to go!
56. 2006 Women’s Olympic Gold Medal Hockey Team: Way to go!
57. 2010 Men’s Olympic Gold Medal Hockey Team: Way to go!
58. 2010 Women’s Olympic Gold Medal Hockey Team: Way to go!
59. 2014 Men’s Olympic Gold Medal Hockey Team: Way to go!
60. 2014 Women’s Olympic Gold Medal Hockey Team: Way to go!
61. Maple Syrup: For making breakfast awesome.
62. Joe Shuster: For creating Superman!
63. Rocky Mountains: For being abundant, beautiful, and fun.
64. Bernard Callebaut Chocolate: Some of the best chocolate available in the world.
65. Maple Walnut Fudge: Oh, now I want some.
66. Trivial Pursuit: Which can be a pretty fun game.
67. Sylvain Neuvel: The Themis Files are amazing books.
68. Not Having an Abundant Amount of Deadly Spiders: At least there is somewhere safe to go.
69. Bilingualism: We like to share.
70. House Hippos: I don’t like them eating all my peanut butter, but they are so cute.
71. Kim Campbell: The first female Canadian Prime Minister.
72. This Hour has 22 Minutes: Pure Canadian comedy.
73. Calgary Flames: and heroes like Lanny McDonald, or Jerome Iginla.
74. Canadian Flag: I like it, I’m proud of it.
75. Our Electoral Process: Where the loser of the popular vote doesn’t win.
76. James Howlett: The Wolverine!
77. Weapon X Project: Well atleast thanks to Marvel for thinking we would be capable of such a big project.
78. Canadian Pickers: Well you try, but, you love Canada.
79. Rat Free Alberta: I hadn’t seen a rat till I was in my 20’s.
80. Alanis Moresette: Jagged Little Pill.
81. P.E.I. Mussels: For being delicious.
82. Underground Railroad: It’s nice to know we’ve always been cool.
83. Grizzly Bears: At least we have an animal that could combat some of the worlds most deadliest animals if there was an animal war.
84. Jeff Lemire: My personal favourite comic book writer/artist.
85. Eat-more: So delicious, so terrible for you.
86. Montreal: For being one of the coolest cultures in the world.
87. The Zipper: Good invention, makes putting on pants easy.
88. Rush: The iconic Canadian rock band.
89. Justin Trudeau: For being the complete opposite of the American president.
90. Marijuana: It’s gonna be legal, and that is pretty cool.
91. B.C.: For growing the worlds greatest marijuana.
92. Wayne Gretzky: The greatest hockey player ever.
93. Bret ‘The Hitman’ Hart: The best there is, there was, and ever will be.
94. The Raccoons: The wonderful cartoon of the 90’s.
95. Electronic Music Synthesizer: An interesting, but commonly used instrument.
96. Micro-breweries: You have to love the abundant amount of local, hand crafted brews.
97. Tobogganing: It’s a blast.
98. Vancouver Island: My favourite place on Earth.
99. Tofino: Surfing in Canada, hell yeah!
100. Hockey: Hockey, hockey, hockey!
101. David Suzuki: The enviromental activist who has taught generations of Canadians to take care of our land.
102. Smoked Salmon: Yum.
103. Don Cherry: Who is famous for being an angry hockey fan, in a plaid suit. Oh Canada!
104. Caramilk: The best chocolate bar.
105. Bob and Doug McKenzie: Pure comedy goldenness!
106. Alpha Flight: Canada’s own super team.
107. Jay Baruchel: Good Canadian guy.
108. Tragically Hip: Iconic Canadian music.
109. Anne of Green Gables: Cause I have to.
110. Toronto Blue Jays: Thank you for keeping Canada relevent in baseball.
111. Saskatoon Berry Pie: The best of all the pies.
112. Canadian Pacific Railway: The best way to see the greatest nation.
113. Michael J. Fox: Who travelled to the past, and back to the future.
114. CanadaArm: Our biggest contribution to space exploration.
115. Terry Fox: And all that has contributed to him and Cancer research.
116. Lobster Roll: I am getting real hungry.
117. Calgary Stampede: The greatest outdoor show on Earth, or something like that.
118. William Shatner: From Star Trek or something.
119. Ron MacLean: The face of Canadian sports.
120. The Light Bulb: Cause that was a good idea.
121. Yann Martel: The amazing author of Life of Pi.
122. Garbage Bags: Grateful to have somewhere to put all my garbage.
123. We Have Indoor plumbing: Cause you know, that’s good.
124. Montreal Smoked Meat: Seriously, I need to eat soon.
125. Dan Aykroyd: Our very own Ghostbuster.
126. Multiculturalism: We are all friends.
127. Freedom: Yeah, I can say whatever I want on my blog, and that’s a good thing.
128. Dudley Do-Right: Who makes us look like responsible people.
129. Seth Rogan: Probably our most relevant comedian right now.
130. Kraft Dinner: For keeping college students alive.
131. Beavers: For doing there thing.
132. Neil Young: For doing his thing.
133. Gordie Howe: The original hockey all-star.
134. Montreal style Bagels: Thanks for making bagels good Montreal.
135. Nova Scotia: Pure beauty.
136. Being Able to Laugh at Ourselves: We may be the butt of a lot of America’s jokes, but we’re cool with it.
137. Jonathan Torrens: Who has been proud to be Canadian always.
138. “Aboot”: Never heard anyone say it, but its funny.
139. Sabretooth: Canada’s deadliest super villain.
140. Glosettes: Chocolate coated raisins and peanuts, alright.
141. O Canada!: What an anthem!
142. Peacekeepers: We aren’t starting anything, we just want everyone to get along.
143. We are not the U.S.A.: Sorry.
144. A Safe Place for my Children.
145. My community.
146. My backyard.
147. My home.
148. My friends.
149. My family.
150. The way we are partying for 150!