Here, on the west coast of Canada, we’re experiencing a heat wave. At 3:15 p.m. Monday (June 28) I took a photo of the thermometer in the shade at our front door. I read it at 43C which converts to 109.4F. That felt blistering hot for us! And because we don't have air conditioning everything… Continue reading Heat Wave
Tomorrow (July 1st) is a very special day in Canada. For not only is it our nation’s national holiday—Canada Day—(like the U.S’s 4th of July), but this year we celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday on this day. I have been well aware of the specialness of this year for quite some time. Eighteen months ago our… Continue reading Dominion Dreams
Today (July 1st) is Canada Day! A Happy 149th Birthday to Canada, the country I love. As you can imagine, the birthday celebrations this year will be eclipsed by celebrations next year when Canada turns 150. (Our poetry society is planning to publish a book of poetry to commemorate the event. Our members are busy… Continue reading Vancouver Island
Today is Canada's 148th birthday. And this year our flag turns 50! I'm celebrating by reposting my poem "Flag," written a few years ago. One of Vancouver's downtown hotels sported a gigantic Canadian flag during the 2010 Olympics. It helped foster the Canadian spirit which infected the streets of Vancouver during those fabulous weeks. (Photo… Continue reading “Flag” on Canada Day
Today we Canadians celebrate Canada's 147th birthday! I love Canada and am proud to be Canadian. However, some things in our culture cause me concern. The rise of political correctness and the marginalization of people who hold to traditional Judeo-Christian beliefs is one. In our Sunday church service we spent some time commemorating Canada. A… Continue reading Happy Birthday Canada!