There aren't any words to describe the impact that day had on my life.
I thought that my proudest moments were watching two of our athletes win gold
I was able, four years ago, to go to Vimy and stand almost where he had been
Vimy’s uniqueness is not about the monument; it is a place that draws hearts and minds
It felt so damn good to be a Canadian standing on that extraordinarily lonely piece of ground
It must be statutory to keep that part of France Canadian for our children
Standing there before the monument, about which I had known since I was a child, was nerve tingling
No picture could truly prepare us for the grandeur of Vimy
It took traveling to a country that is half-way across the world to realize just how lucky we are to be Canadian
Before that victory, they defined themselves by country of origin; afterwards, as Canadian
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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
To me, watching these athletes win gold symbolized more than redemption of Canada’s sporting reputation
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.