I’m on my way down to Trafalgar Square to celebrate some Canada Day at the redundantly titled ‘Canada Day: It’s a Canadian Affair‘ celebrations.

As Canada tries to shake off its tired image of being a bunch of beer-swilling hockey-loving hosers there will be hockey, beer and mounties there. But not only that: bison burgers, Cirque de Soleil and DJ Richie Hawtin will all add layers of complexity to the traditional beaver-loving image of the Canuck.

I’ve got a red shirt on, am jovially drunk, and am off to the party to tell jokes and hug strangers.

If you’re not able to make it, you should at least read this very informative little article I wrote last Canada Day, about what other countries need to know about Canada.