Friday, July 1, 2011

Have You Tried The Poutine?

In Canada, it’s ok. It’s ok to be who you are.

Gay.

Straight.

Big Boned.

Brown-Skinned.

It’s ok.

Yes, there are people out there who will make issue with who you are but they are few and far between.

The other 99% of us won’t care. We’ll come up to listen to your band, march in your parade, and support your cause. Worse case scenario – we won’t come but we won’t protest either.

Just be who you are – it’s ok here.

We are 144 years old now. We’ve grown up, filled out our clothes and figured out who we are. And we’re pretty amazing. We’re open-minded and accepting. We love the arts and the sciences. We have four distinct seasons and wines that pair beautifully with each of them. We are flat, we have mountains, lakes, oceans, loons, bears, moose, icebergs and Anne of Green Gables.

Have you tried our poutine? 



We have authors, musicians, actors, singers and thinkers who can compete on the world stage and win. We also have dogs who join half marathons and get a medal at the end. 

Patio is a season. It’s the one that follows Roll up the Rim.

CBC rocks. 



So does Sudbury. 

GBS has been around for 18 years (did you know that?) and they still have the power to make ballads cool. 



We are strong. Beautiful. Capable. Strong. And Free.

Oh Canada.

There is no place I would rather be.

And when I travel, I’m going to sew your maple leaf on to my backpack because it’s the fastest and easiest way to make friends. 



Happy Birthday.

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