I feel genuinely blessed to be Canadian and to have grown up in such a beautiful part of the country – Muskoka, Ontario.
My maternal grandparents moved to Canada from Italy back in the 1940s and my paternal great-grandparents came from England, both with the goal to start a better life with more opportunities for their kids and for generations to come. After growing up near Toronto, my parents eventually ended up moving further north to cottage country just before they started their own family. My brothers and I were fortunate enough to have extensive forests and clean, swimmable lakes in our own backyard and growing up in this atmosphere taught us how to be independent, to live in a sustainable way, to appreciate the outdoors, and most importantly, to be grateful for the true freedom and opportunities that Canada offers.
I look forward to celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday not just on July 1st but throughout the entire year!
Sara K – Triovest