Saturday, July 1, 2017

Saluting Saturday - I'm proud to be a Canadian

Happy Canada Day to all my relatives in friends in Canada and those who are currently out of the country either working or just enjoying life somewhere else.  What is it that so special about Canada.  In 1974 I arrived in Vancouver to emigrate only to find out that my parents actually live in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories.  Does anyone even know where that is? It is the place where I got married and had two amazing children (A and G).  A place where I have made so many friends who I still keep in contact. We lived there for 10 years before moving to Whitehorse, Yukon Territory.  I bet most of you don't know where that is either?
It is the place where I saw the most amazing Northern lights aka Aurora Borealis.  Only stayed for four years before we were told we were being transferred to the big city of Toronto.  We found a small townhouse in a smaller city called Mississauga, Ontario.  It's not really that small anymore. My job took me to Ottawa moving a couple of times, one just me shortly after being divorced and the other move with my daughter and I. It was difficult to leave my son with his Dad, but keeping him in the school he loved was more important.  So many memories both good and sad but after 23 years it was time to move to another country to be with Jeff in San Jose, California. Canada has given us a great life and I wouldn't exchange it for anywhere else. Now seven years later, Jeff has chosen to retire early and we picked Vernon, British Columbia.  Although we only have our friends D and D (who use to live in Mississauga), we are looking forward to meeting new people in the area.  It's too bad we will miss the Canada Day sale but will be looking forward to maybe a Labour Day weekend sale.  

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Yellowknife, NT

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Northern lights, Yukon
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Ottawa - Canada's Capital

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1 comment:

  1. Canada sounds like a great place, I would love to visit myself.

    Thank you. Love love, Andrew. Bye.