This year Canada turns 150 and our family will definitely be celebrating!
Given everything that happened this past year in the political world, especially in the states, my girls expressed their love for Canada more than ever before.
I guess it was kind of hard for them not to take notice. I mean, we were bombarded with media and talk about Trump becoming president. I watched as my girls rooted for Hilary the entire way through and then I saw the look of disappointment when they heard the news. Following this news, my girls expressed how grateful they feel to be Canadian, as they should feel.
We are SO lucky for SO many reasons.
5 reasons my daughters love being Canadian
1. Multicultural and diverse
My 10-year-old said she loves how diverse our country is, especially because she gets to try SO many different types of ethnic foods. Her favorite day of the year is when they have a multicultural potluck in the classroom. She always comes home talking about the different foods she tried.
2. Friendly people
We used to drive to the states every once in a while to do some shopping and my daughters noticed how people weren’t as friendly as Canadians. They said I was the only person who kept saying hello to everyone and sorry. Needless to say, they love how friendly Canadians are. In my youngest daughters words, “Yah, they should learn how to use their manners.”
3. The mountains, parks, and scenic views
We live on a plateau, surrounded by mountains. We see the odd Deer and Bears in our very own backyard. We’re also surrounded by so many trails and beautiful parks with awesome playgrounds and scenic views. The kids said although they’re scared of bears they think it’s pretty cool we live in an area that feels like a forest. In other words, they recognize the beauty of nature that surrounds them.
4. Maple Syrup
My youngest: “We have awesome syrup, and my waffles are so good because I put Canadian syrup on them at breakfast”
I think that sums that up. LOL
When I explained to the girls that our health care system is universal, they didn’t understand. So I gave them an example of how I gave birth to them basically at no cost. It was the easiest way for me to explain it. They thought that was pretty cool. My eldest daughter said, “Tell your pregnant friends, not to travel to the U.S”
In conclusion, we really have so much to celebrate. For this reason, we’ll be celebrating in style thanks to our recent visit to Roots at Queensborough Landing Shopping Centre! If you’re looking for some Canadian swag for the family to wear to celebrate Canada turning 150 Roots 73 Outlet Store has a wide selection to choose from for the entire family!
Disclosure: This blog post was written in partnership with Queensborough Landing Shopping Centre. I received compensation for writing this blog post.