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S: Canada Day - Ottawa - July 1, 2011

FC: July 1, 2011 | Ottawa

1: June 30, 2011

2: Oh Canada... | Canada Day dawned bright and clear. There were a few people waiting at 5:00 am... | ...But that changed shortly after.

3: For 7 hours, you did what you had to do to pass the time...cell phones, Tim Hortons coffee, and give interviews...or take pictures of them!

4: Cleaning the Centennial Flame | Unrolling and cleaning the Red Carpet

5: Security

6: Snipers on the roof tops | Interviews by CTV.

7: Starting the ceremony with 'Oh Canada', raising the flag, and 'Changing of the Guards'.

9: The beginning of the Parade.

10: A picture of the empty carriage! | First shots of Prince William and Cathrine. Like everyone else, I held my camera above my head, pointed it in the same direction as the other cameras, and took random shots, hoping for a good one! Sometimes it worked... | ...and sometimes it didn't.

11: Opening Ceremony for the Governor General.

15: Prince William's Canada Day Speech "Thank you minister and prime minister for your extremely warm welcome. Bonjour, Ottawa. Bonjour, Canada. Bonne fete. Canada. I am so happy to return to Canada, the magnificent country, and to have the chance to learn more about you. I'm excited to be able to share this with Catherine, because she has told me that she feels exactly the same way. She heard about Canada, not from her parents, but from her grandfather, a wonderful man who passed away last year, but who held this country dear to his heart, for he trained in Alberta. He trained in Alberta as a young pilot during the Second World War. To be here on Canada Day, a day of unity, a day of coming together as families and as a nation, is even more special for us. To mark today, my grandmother, the Queen of Canada, has asked me to convey her warmest good wishes to the people of Canada and her happy and abiding memories of being on Parliament Hill with the Duke of Edinburgh one year ago. The Queen has taken a great interest in the themes and program of our tour and looks forward to following our progress as it unfolds. Speaking of families and of loved ones far away, this is an important moment for Canada, for this month the service men and women of the Canadian Forces cease their combat role in Afghanistan. This draws to a close an episode of which all Canadians can be immensely proud. Our armed forces have always led the world in rallying to the defence of freedom. From Vimy Ridge and Juno Beach, through Korea and the Balkans, to Kandahar province, the sacrifice of Canadians has been universally revered and respected. Never forget, here in Canada, Canadians show their strength and determination. I salute the courage of the rescue teams and the reconstruction of Quebec, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta. Cathrine and I are also thrilled and excited by the prospect of the next eight days, especially being part of the Canadian family. It'll be an adventure that we'll never forget. Merci, Canada. Merci, les defenseurs du Canada, la famille Canadienne. Bonne fete, Canada. Happy Birthday Canada. (Thank you Canada, the defenders of Canada, the Canadian family. Happy Birthday Canada)"

16: Following the ceremony, Prince William and Prime Minister Stephen Harper met the crowds along the gates where I was standing.

17: Oh Canada! Our home and native land! True patriot love in all thy sons command. With glowing hearts we see thee rise, The True North strong and free! From far and wide, Oh Canada, We stand on guard for thee. God keep our land glorious and free! Oh Canada, we stand on guard for thee. Oh Canada, we stand on guard for thee.

18: Changing of the Guards July 2, 2011.

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