Friday, July 01, 2011

Our True North Strong & Free

Happy Canada Day, Joyeuse Fête du Canada to my fellow Canadians!

In celebration of today, I am reposting Shane Koyczan's "We Are More" which was presented at the Opening Ceremonies at the 2010 Games. He perfectly captured who we are as a nation and I could not say it any better myself.

Today I in addition to celebrating my country and all it means to me, I am also celebrating my 25th year (!) living in beautiful British Columbia. While I will always be a dyed-in-the-wool prairie girl, there is absolutely no other place in the world I'd rather be.

I always thought that people who lived here were so lucky and if I ever got to live here myself, I would never take the natural beauty of this province for granted. And I haven't. I wake up every day surrounded by mountains, ocean and forests and I never stop seeing it as if it were for the first time. My happiest moments are when I am hiking the wilds or combing the beaches or driving in the mountains. This province fills up my senses in the most soul satisfying way.

On a side note, happily, today is also the beginning of Light Hunters. It's a companion class to Wading In and I'm really excited to be spending the next 31 days adding to my photography skills. I am hoping the weather cooperates!


Sherry said...

Great choice!!! We are the true north, strong and free!! Enjoy the weekend!

Michelle @ Give a Girl a Fig said...

I really admire the pride you have in your country...xo