Canadian Name on ActiveRain

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Dear Rainers,

‘I want to talk to you about the Canadian name on ActiveRain
Although Canada and USA are not the same,

The laboured and beloved blogs were not written in vain.

So I took my time to write this rhyme
and to show

We at ActiveRain do want everyone to see and know
Canadians blogs and groups will start to grow.

With time, tire, and soil.
My plans will not be easy to foil!

This poem is my call out for any Canadians who love, hate, are on ActiveRain to give a shout!

Be heard and be true!
By blogging people will find you!

Keep your head high,
and give me a reply!

This will truth be told,
Canadians aren’t ready to fold.’

I have recently created a new group Canada has Arrived! If you are Canadian, living in Canada, like visiting Canada, have friends who are Canadian, or know where it is located on a map join my group in support of creating a Canadian Corner, where Canadians can have a vocal place as well.

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Comments (37)

Fred Carver Real Estate Consulant
Retired BC Realtor - Victoria, BC
Accredited Real Estate Consultant

Hi Niki...we have a few Canadain Groups, nice to see AR joining in the fold.


Apr 28, 2011 12:23 PM
Liz Gallagher
LG Home Harmony - Home Stagers & Organizers - Montreal, QC
Montreal Quebec RESA member

Hi Niki,

Doing my part as a Stager blogging from Montreal ... glad to be a part of a Canadian project.

Thanks for the invitation.


Your Neighbour to the North,


Liz Gallagher


Apr 28, 2011 12:47 PM
Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

I'm up for it but I'm quite happy with how we've been received here in the Rain. 

Apr 28, 2011 12:51 PM
Raymond MAASKE
BusCom Real Estate Services - Okanagan Valley, BC
Commercial Real Estate

Go Canada!!

Apr 28, 2011 01:13 PM
Al & Peggy Cunningham, Brokers
RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage - Brampton, ON
Our Family Wants To Help Your Family!

Nikki, don't forget Toronto for a RainCamp, there are a lot of members nearby.

Apr 28, 2011 01:29 PM
Not a real person
San Diego, CA

I know where Canada is on a map, so I have joined! Of course, I also have lots and lots of Canadian friends!

Apr 28, 2011 02:03 PM
Peter Pfann @ eXp Realty Pfanntastic Properties in Victoria, Since 1986.
eXp Realty, Victoria BC - Victoria, BC
Talk To or Text Peter 250-213-9490

HI Nikki,

any way we can assist in growing bigger and better relationships between AR, Canadian and and USA bloggers and clients, we will be happy to support.

Thanks for the invite and we will join


Apr 28, 2011 02:20 PM
Royal LePage Connect Realty - Toronto, ON

Hi Nikki,

Thanks for the invite to join the Canadian Group. I love the attention coming our way it could only mean a RainCamp visit is in our future and of course it will be in Toronto.

Apr 28, 2011 02:26 PM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Nikki, not only do I know where Canada is, but I've been there and to top it all off, I stayed at a Holiday Inn Express.

Apr 28, 2011 02:39 PM
Robert Butler
Aspect Inspection - Montreal West Island, QC
Montreal Home Inspector | Aspect Inspection

I'm in like Flynn. Montreal still has the Canadiens even though there won't be a cup. The Habs played well and hard and gave us a great series this year.

Apr 28, 2011 02:47 PM
Andrea Swiedler
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties - New Milford, CT
Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT

Wow, thanks for the invite! Of course I joined... I know where Canada is, but cannot brag like Ed can. I didn't stay in any Holiday Inn Express, let alone one in Canada!

I also have some pretty great friends in Canada, so here I am! :D

And I think a Raincamp in Canada is a rockin hot good idea!

Apr 28, 2011 02:59 PM
Juli Vosmik
Dominion Fine Properties - Scottsdale, AZ
Scottsdale/Cave Creek, AZ real estate 480-710-0739

Nikki - I LOVE hearing how real estate is done differently in so many places, especially Canada.  On a recent trip to Vancouver, I thought it was very interesting they held open houses on Saturdays - PERIOD.   It was expected that the homeowner's knew this and just accepted this.

Well, then, there's Susan Emo - who's just an all out hoot wherever she's from. 

I'm joining this group just because I love learning new things and getting different ideas. 

Apr 28, 2011 05:21 PM
Barrie Clulow
My Time Is My Own - Uxbridge, ON

Hi Nicki - are you saying you are going to be our voice in the inner sanctums of AR land.

There already are several Groups that Canadians have started for Canadians and if you were to review the top 200 bloggers on the leader board you will see that Canadians have been around for a long time and are very much present and accounted for. Considering our population difference I think we have a pretty healty representation.

I must say the last while there appears to be a wanning interest in AR by many Canadians I am not sure if it is across the board or a Canadian thing but some of our best bloggers have slowed or haven't posted in a very long time

ps joined the group looking to see where it takes us


Apr 28, 2011 05:23 PM
Liz Moras Migic
Chilliwack, BC
Chilliwack, British Columbia - Realtor

Ahh Barry - I just might be one of those :)  Miss you though! :)

Apr 28, 2011 07:03 PM
Cheryl Cudmore
Sapphire Staging - Brantford, ON
CSP, Brantford to Burlington ON

Thanks for the invite! As a proud Canadian I can't wait to read the content that will be posted in this group.

Apr 29, 2011 04:04 AM
Nikki Jenson
Marketing, blogging, facebook and twitter - Seattle, WA
Social Media Seattle Washington

Larry- our technical team of one, believe it or not is Chris! He's working on everything!!

Janice- Thank you!!

Brian- It is huge!!

Kimerley- Yes I know I am American :) but I think we both have something in common We're on ActiveRain and we're reaching out to Canadians! :)

Fred- Cheers!

Liz- Keep up the hard work!!!

Susan Its great to know that AR is serving you well!!

Raymond- Woot woot!!

Russel- Introductions?? or Directions?? If I didnt have google maps on my phone I would be lost most the time!

Peter &Linda-  Thank You Thank you! Merci bo qu?

Donna - Definately add Toronto on that list its HUGE!!

Ed- I stayed at the Hotel Grand Pacific when I was in Victoria for Victoria Day Parade!! Yay marching band and dance team! lol

Robert- Sowwy I am a Canucks fan!! :) And in US I like Avalanche!

Andrea- Thanks You Rock!!

Juli- Wow Saturdays?? That could get to be tricky!!

Barrie- I totally understand where you're coming from! I hope to increase a stir with our rainers and get those great bloggers back to blogging and get the rainers who havent started blogging to learn from AR but also know people in their area who are already blogging!

Liz- Back under the umbrella you go!! :P Cant wait to read your new content! :D

Cheryl- Dont forget we want to hear your voice too :D


Apr 29, 2011 05:48 AM
Len Kobewka
Prairie Scapes / Scape-it™ - Calgary, AB
You Can Scape-it

An absolute great initiative Nikki!   ... And nice to see all support from our southern neighbours.  Also, nice to see non Canadians join the group.

And since it is hockey season -  GO CANUCKS GO!

Apr 29, 2011 11:10 AM
Nikki Jenson
Marketing, blogging, facebook and twitter - Seattle, WA
Social Media Seattle Washington

Len!! This season is going to be out of control!!!  Hopefully Detroit Redwings F-A-I-L!!!!! :D

Apr 29, 2011 11:54 AM
Shawn Selanders
Your Local Mortgage Professionals - Okotoks, AB
Senior Mortgage Professional

Fantastic step forward Nikki!


I look forward to all blogs etc on both sides of the border.

All the best everyone!!!


May 22, 2011 07:31 AM
Gary Coles (International Referrals)
Venture Realty International - Las Vegas, NV
Latin America Real Estate

Nikki,   I'm just doing some catch up on posts that I should have read on AR.  This sounds like a great group -- I know that I have lots of AR friends living in Canada and want to support them any way that I can.  I have even directed at least one post just to Canadians and have another or two planned. I will join the group.

Jun 01, 2011 11:25 AM