In contemplating this question, Canadians often speak in vague terms that include words like diversity, tolerance and security. The truth is, what it means to be Canadian is different for each and every one of us. And so, Maclean’s asked Canadians to share their Defining Canadian Moments. Here are a selection of their stories.
I felt very proud to carry the torch for Canada and also to represent the Aboriginal people of Canada
We have a good time regardless of what nature throws our way.
Daniel loves the maple leaf, and Canada, as much as his Mom.
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My heart was about to burst with pride at being a Canadian
Patricia Starr Leupen
Canada made a huge show of celebrating 100 years of Confederation
As one of the first visible minorities to join management in Government, he dedicated his life to adult education
Win or lose, first or last, the passion for Canada never sways in our hom
I will never forget my trip down the mountain in the approaching darkness,
I never, ever considered that I may have to pay for a surgery. I just took it all for granted. The best care in the world was free.