Jul 012013

What makes you Canadian? Is it your passion for arts? Your demand for justice? That you have to look out the window, several times a day, to know what the weather is?

With Harper on his power trip we’ve all been taking time to wonder what sets us apart from other countries besides the wonderful mix of people and weather.

These are my top choices of why I’m proud to be Canadian every day.

The winners of the first annual CBC Kids’ CBC Viewer Voted Song Choice are from Fredericton, New Brunswick and are my sons favourite band! Scotty and the Stars consist of Atlantic Canadians who know the importance of action, passion and song. Have a listen:

Any my favourite current singer is also from Fredericton, New Brunswick and in currently touring Australia. Andy Brown’s song Ashes was featured on a popular Canadian police drama, Rookie Blue: Season 1 / Les recrues de la 15e: Saison 1 (Bilingual) and I happened to listen to CBC when they played his song and I was immediately hooked. Have a listen:

And then there are authors such as Sheree Fitch, Robert Munsch and Chad Pelley. Winnie-the-Pooh, the great stories, are based on a Canadian black bear purchased from a hunter for $20 by Canadian Lieutenant Harry Colebourn in White River, Ontario, Canada, while en route to England during the First World War.

As we celebrate our country today please tell me about what makes you proud to be Canadian and/or who your favourite Canadian is.

Thanks for reading,

Sarah Butland

PS: In celebration of Canada Day I made an ebook copy, without pictures, of Sending You Sammy for an unbelievable price of $1.04. Support a Canadian author today!

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