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My Father’s family came to Canada from the United States approximately 200 years ago. They ultimately settled in small farming communities in Ontario near Pentanguishene off Georgian Bay. I am the eighth generation since they settled in that area. My dad was the first generation to earn a living off the farm. We have a family cemetery near the original farm where you can trace the generations by walking down the rows. Farming in the area was difficult and this lead to big families to have the manpower to work the farm. My grandfather had 17 brothers and sisters many of whom never married or had children. I remember growing up being sent off to the farm for the summer and it was a great way to spend the time. Even though I live in an urban environment, those small farm communities are still part of how I think of Canada.

Vince B – Triovest

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