Posted at 17:12h
Can you believe it’s already July? We can’t either! Every year around this time, Parliament Hill gets covered in a sea of red and white. As Canadians, we understand how lucky we are to call this wonderful country home. Every person you meet has a story to tell. There is something intrinsically unique about the people living here and what they contribute to the Canadian narrative.
Yesterday, this amazing country turned 148, what a milestone! This got me thinking, what does it mean to be Canadian? For my family and I, Canada symbolized hope, peace, and a chance for a better life. Our journey started in 1997 when war erupted in Kosovo. Two years later, my family and I immigrated to Canada with absolutely nothing but painful memories. Sixteen years later, I couldn’t be happier to say I am Canadian. The tough road that led me here will never be forgotten… Neither will the country that changed my life and gave my family and I a new start.
Every person that you meet here will have a different story to tell. Many will be similar to mine. We are a nation of nations. Our multiculturalism and our differences make us stronger, make us united, and make us unique. We are proud because there is no other country more understanding, more inclusive, and more beautiful.
We’ve made a list of our top 5 favourite things about being Canadian.