“And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald
Oh, the long-awaited summer. In actuality, it was not that long, but when you are anticipating something it seems to take longer to arrive.
The summer of 2017 will be a historical one as our nation celebrates its 150th birthday! And, our community and country know how to celebrate!
Here is a list (in both official languages) of a few events in our area: www.edmonton.ca/attractions_events/canada-150-celebrations.aspx. I imagine the celebrations will be plentiful!
As with every summer, we come alive. It is this year where National Pride will be in abundance, to show how thankful we are to live in a free, safe, accepting land – whether you were born here or have adopted Canada as your home, you are a Canadian!
So celebrate as you wish. Greet everyone on July 1 with a “Happy Canada Day!” and relish in the acceptance, diversity, and grand mosaic we have all helped form!
And, check out farmers markets! Summer to me is when I see fresh, glorious tomatoes for sale!