PROUD TO BE A CANADIAN!
I am so fortunate to be a Canadian.
I love being associated with all things Canadian from saying “I’m sorry” for everything, following every statement with a question “eh?”, putting maple syrup on foods that most wouldn’t think about, eating French fries covered in cheese and gravy, learning how to skate as soon as you learn how to walk and starting every day with a stop at Tim Hortons!
Our country is rich in tradition and we are considered the politest country in modern society. What an incredible reputation to have!
I have been fortunate to have traveled in Canada from British Columbia to Ontario and have stopped in all the provinces in between. I have experienced the gorgeous scenery, landscape and people that our beautiful country has to offer. At the top of my bucket list is to do the same trip from Ontario to Newfoundland to witness the East Coast!
I am overwhelmed to be able to celebrate Canada’s 150th as Miss Teenage Eastern Ontario and attend a variety of events in different communities throughout Eastern Ontario. I am looking forward to celebrating with each and every one of them!
As a prelude to the Canada 150 Celebrations to be held on Canada Day, July 1, 2017, I thought I would share with everyone the Canada 150th logo that was selected from numerous entries from young Canadians who wanted to capture the spirit of the 150th anniversary of Confederation.
The winning entry was created by Ariana Cuvin from Toronto, Ontario. The following is Ariana’s explanation of what the design logo represents:
“The logo is composed of a series of diamonds, or “celebratory gems”, arranged in the shape of the iconic maple leaf. The four diamonds at the base represent the four original provinces that formed Confederation in 1867: Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. Additional diamonds extend out from the base to create nine more points—in total representing the 13 provinces and territories.
The Canada 150 logo is an evocative symbol and will become an enduring reminder of one of Canada’s proudest moments. The maple leaf motif is recognized at home and abroad as distinctively Canadian, and it fosters feelings of pride, unity and celebration. This unique design is simple enough to be drawn by children, and versatile enough to be used in a host of applications. The possible uses of the symbol are as unlimited as the spirit and imagination of the Canadian public.”
It’s a beautifully graphic representation of our 150th celebrations and something that will now be captured as part of our country’s history.
So, I just wanted to take this opportunity to wish everyone a HAPPY CANADA DAY! I hope the pride and positivity that we feel tomorrow on our 150th birthday celebration is something that will resonate within all of us as we continue to create Canada’s history.
HAPPY 150th CANADA! We love you, “from Sea to Shining Sea!”
A proud Canadian,