Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Cherishing Canada

Shaken got tagged with a Canada Day questionnaire, sharing his views from the questions posed by Celestial Junk.

Here are my responses. I hope the questions are copied and used to create your own Cherishing Canada blog. I'll check back with my blog friends later to see how you responded. I am sure we will find we all have a great love of this country -regardless of the politicians determined to screw it up.

1. What is your favorite Canadian natural geographic location?
The Rocky Mountains - Alberta and B.C.

2. What do you think is Canada’s most admirable cultural trait?
Our friendly disposition and our civility.

3. What is your most memorable Canadian travel experience?
As an army brat, I have travelled through many parts of Canada and they all have something that makes them truly unique. It's really hard to pick just one - Canada offers so much diversity.

4. What is your favorite Canadian hideaway?
I'd have to say Jasper, Alberta. Now THAT is God's country!

5. What do you think is Canada’s more admirable political trait?
This would require more thought than I intend to give to it today.

6. What do you think is Canada’s most exciting event?
For me it was the 1988 Winter Olympic Games. What a great experience it was being a part of it all.

7. What is the most thrilling experience you have had with Canadian nature?
It has to be hiking in the mountains. The rush you get from climbing to unique alpine pastures where mountain goats mingle with you without reservation is without description. The stunning views cannot be surpassed, and I have seen alot of views in my time.

8. What, if anything, does Canada hold that you’d lay your life down for?
My family.

9. What is for you, the single most positive defining characteristic of Canada?
It would have to be the men who serve/served in our military with pride and valour on behalf of their country. I am forever grateful for their selfless acts of bravery.

4 Comments:

At Wed Jun 29, 04:59:00 PM MDT, Blogger Justthinkin said...

1. Bay of Fundy,N.B..N.S.
2. Friendliness
3. mapping and charting of Ellesmere Island,NWT
4. Saint Martin's,N.B.
5. Right now,NONE
6. Calgary Stampede
7. Feeding raccoons by hand
8. Family
9. Our veterans.

 
At Thu Jun 30, 08:02:00 AM MDT, Blogger Aizlynne said...

The East Coast is the only part of Canada that I haven't discovered yet, but want to. It looks just awesome from photo's that I have seen from other's travels there. Especially the history. That is one thing Alberta should be ashamed of. They have gotten rid of alot of their heritage in favour of modern buildings, etc. It's a real shame.

 
At Thu Jun 30, 03:26:00 PM MDT, Blogger W.L. Mackenzie Redux said...

liked your bear comment on my nblog. I also had a realty licence in Calgary at one time....comntact me offline...looking in Okotoks ( remotely from Ont.) for a developed inlaw suite in an older bungalow.

 
At Fri Jul 01, 11:36:00 AM MDT, Blogger Zubari Zubari said...

10 Ways to Celebrate Diversity on CANADA DAY:

1) Free Canayjin citizenship for everyone in China

2) Demand that the Senate immediately ratify C-38

3) Declare war on America

4) Honourary citizenship for Robert Mugabe

5) Appoint Karla Teale-Homolka to the Supreme Court

6) Invite Svend Robinson for a sleepover with your son

7) Forgive all debts for all Canayjins

8) Demonstrate felching in an elementary school Social Sciences class

9) Feed one of your limbs to a bear

10) Kill yourself by watching only Canayjin TV shows

 

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