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16 Reasons Why I'm Grateful for Canada

Happy Canada Day Canadian Hockey Moms!

I was out for a my daily walk this morning, before most people were awake (that's when I can avoid the mosquitoes), and before the hustle bustle that’s about to hit my town for Canada Day.

I got thinking about what a great country we live in, and thought I’d share my top 16 reasons I'm grateful for Canada. Here they are, in no particular order.

  1. All four seasons (hockey all year round!)

  2. Public education for all regardless of gender

  3. Accessible healthcare

  4. Our ethnic diversity

  5. The abundance of food (and ethnic diversity in food)

  6. We are a peace -loving nation – absence of war

  7. Great hockey teams and great hockey moments (Think Summit Series, and 2010 Olympic Gold for Men and Women)

  8. Frozen lakes and ponds = pond hockey!

  9. Our Indigenous people, cultures and traditions

  10. We are a polite people

  11. Clean drinking water, and our abundance of freshwater lakes, rivers, and streams

  12. Camping

  13. Equal opportunities for women in the workplace

  14. Plaid

  15. Canadian Beer

  16. Birthplace of Wayne Gretzky

Do any of these resonate for you?

Regardless of why you are grateful for Canada, I hope you and your family enjoy an amazing Canada Day weekend!

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