It feels like a subdued Canada Day; the pandemic cancelling all big celebrations and the protests about our serious inequalities dampering our pride in this country of ours.
I still want to celebrate and we, personally, are in a small way. Just the extended family which equals 2 extra plus our base 8 so it’s not like we are breaking Covid recommendations. But still with 2 over 60, 2 over 70 and 2 under 10 we are on the cautious side. We will have a BBQ and potato salad (because what else would you eat today), enjoy a brew or two (depends on who you are how many you consume) and treasure the family time. We’ve really missed our family of 10 suppers. Today we will take our annual Canada pictures with our grandchildren.
For you see I want them to grow up proud of where they live. I know it’s not perfect and that we, the white majority, have amends to make. But, I strongly feel, that we shouldn’t throw out the baby with the bath water. Gosh that’s an old saying! But in essence let’s build on our positive core values of medical care, education and an appreciation of our vast landscape and resources. Let’s work on equality for all not just for the privileged few.
Oh Canada – our home on native land. We all need to stand together. Perhaps that is naive but I prefer to believe that it focuses on the positives.