If you’re a Canadian you probably know that on July 1st, 2017 it will be Canada’s 150th birthday. Let’s celebrate that fact and show the world what an awesome country we live in.
Why I’m lucky to be a Canadian
There aren’t many countries in the world that offer what we have in Canada. Most of us are here because we were born lucky. We have freedoms other countries literally kill for. We are diverse – and are celebrated for that. We have the freedom to move about our country without being asked for identification. We can vote for whomever we like and worship the God of our choosing.
We live in a country where we don’t fear the police or the army. We don’t worry about the day to day politics and rarely do we think about our safety. We are blessed with natural resources – water, energy, minerals and wood to name a few. Our daily life is secure.
We are the second largest country in the world with an incredibly diverse landscape. We have mountain ranges, hundreds of rivers, thousands of lakes, 36 national parks, eight national park preserves and several hundred provincial parks along with plenty of wild and untamed wilderness.
I have a lot to be thankful for – though I admit that in day to day life I periodically need to remind myself of that fact.Is it with a cup of Tim Horton’s coffee chatting with your friend in small town Canada? Or is it on the summit of a mountain? Is it canoeing one of our heritage rivers or surfing off the coast of Vancouver Island? Is it helping your neighbour shovel snow or carry their groceries? Perhaps it’s attending an NHL playoff game or watching your kid play soccer. Or maybe it’s listening to the loons on a summer evening.
How do I #StandForCanada?
Usually it’s in Canada’s wild places – and the wilder and more remote the better. I’ve collected 20 images of myself along with friends and family to give you an idea of the Canada I love.
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