Happy 150th Birthday Canada! In honour of the occasion, a re-post from Canada Day 2016. Keep your stick on the ice!
July 1st 2017 Update: Happy 150th Canada!
I’m posting a day earlier than usual this week.
July 1st is Canada Day, a holiday that celebrates national pride, culture, and perhaps more importantly, the beginning of summer.
To commemorate, I thought I’d share a list of things that made me proud to be Canadian, but in retrospect, I feared a list might come across as a tad cliché and unimaginative. In an effort to alleviate eye-rolls and an increased bounce rate, adding a splash of controversy, like a shot of Frank’s Red Hot, seemed like a fitting method to spice things up. So I thought about brainstorming some negatives, things that annoyed me, intrinsic qualities I could do without – Mike’s roadmap to a better Canada.
Glowing tributes spewed forth unbridled, until I stopped to ponder the negatives. Progress slowed, thinking of those festering little one-offs we occasionally endure about…
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