Crazy Canuck Blog Hop – Summer is Short on the Prairies

Canada Day Blog Hop



Thank you for all of those who participated in my Summer is Short on the Prairies Questing for a Dream Canadiana Prize Pack giveaway! I’ll be sure to let you know of any future promos.

The winner of the giveaway is… Trevor Jarvis! Congratulations Trevor! (Of course I have already let him know by email, but congratulations again!)

The grand prize for the blog hop has also been awarded to Christopher M. Congratulations, Christopher.

Throughout my school years, summer started on my birthday. June 29 was either the last day of school or the first day of summer vacation. Either way, I didn’t have to do schoolwork on my birthday, and it was the transition from the rigors of school to the freedom of holidays.

I was born in Fort McMurray (which you may have heard about in the news lately…) and my summer memories of my birthplace are of fresh raspberries and peas from the garden, incredibly long days, and mosquitos the size of small aircraft. My mother recalls the day that my brother and I ran into the house screaming about “bugs with beaks”!

Moving to Calgary brought shorter days, drier weather, and conventionally sized mosquitos. We took vacations to Grandmas’ houses, to Park Lake, and day trips to the zoo, Heritage Park, or the dinosaur museum in Drumheller.

And the library. I devoured books. Being finished school meant that I could spend all the time I wanted reading. (Aside from chores, those trips, etc.) I read a lot. And I made bug houses out of jars and boxes and collected various creepy crawlies. As I got older, I also wrote.

Which brings us to the Crazy Canuck Canada Day Blog Hop!

Follow the links through the block hop. Each blogger has a posting about summer, a contest to win a prize, and a link to the grand prize contest, a $50 Amazon gift card!

First, sign up for my contest! My “Summer is Short on the Prairies” Questing for a Dream Canadiana Prize Pack includes, among other items:

  • prairies instaAn autographed copy of Questing for a Dream, a compelling and poignant account of Native teen Nadie Laplante’s quest for meaning and purpose. This thought-provoking and eye-opening story of poverty, prejudice and addiction will inspire readers of all ages and remind them that they are not alone. (Yes, this story takes place in the Canadian prairie provinces);
  • A maple leaf hardback notebook/journal (pages are unlined);
  • A dreamcatcher windchime;
  • Owl necklace and earrings;
  • And more!

Then, visit the other bloggers on the tour for their blog posts and contests:

Jessica Subject – a paperback copy of Alien Next Door – the Complete Series

Romarin Demetri – A Mirror Among Shattered Glass

Lisa Emme – a signed copy of Home Again

Julie Coulter Bellon – Book Lover’s Basket, including autographed copies of The Captive and The Captain

Nathan Burgoine – a copy of Light

Kayleigh Malcolm – $20 CAD Amazon Gift Card

Cori Vidae – a paperback copy of Rough Edges


And don’t forget the grand prize draw! Think of all of the awesome books you could read this summer if you won the $50 Amazon gift card!





  1. It’s a fantastic event…thank you so much!

  2. Hi! Happy Canada Day! Hope your having a ton of fun and enjoying all the laughter! Thank you for being apart of this great hop! 🙂

  3. Your prize pack looks splendid! Book-themed goodies are so much fun! Happy Belated Birthday!

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