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It's Canada Day!

If only the Rangers were playing the Blue Jays in Toronto tonight. What a glorious day for Canada, and indeed the rest of the world, as July 1 is Canada Day.

What exactly is Canada Day? It's a celebration of the day that three British colonies were united into Canada in 1867. The poor Canadians were still under British rule, though, so it's nowhere near as cool as our own Independence Day which we'll be celebrating on Monday.

So what does this have to do with anything?

It's a day to celebrate some of the great, great Canadian players in Dallas Fort-Worth history. Such as formers Rangers reliever Jeff Zimmerman. Or how about some current Canadian Dallas Stars? Brenden Morrow, Jamie Benn, and Mike Riberio among others on the Stars' roster all hail from Canada. We also can't forget about former Dallas Maverick Steve Nash, who is the rare Canadian NBA star. 

Even former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Quincy Carter got to spend some time in Canada - as a member of the Montreal Alouettes in 2006. Except for the fact that he never actually played for them and was released shortly after signing his contract - but that's neither here nor there. 

I hope you as well as all the current and former Canadian Dallas Fort-Worth greats enjoy Canada Day - and hopefully, we'll have another Royal Wedding ceremony to look forward to. I give you all permission, despite not being the Prime Minister of Canada, to open your Box of Faith - if you have one.


Photographs by jamesbrandon, jdtornow, phlezk, flygraphix, mcdlttx, tomasland, and literalbarrage used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.