I am not a Canadian. Most of my friends and colleagues know this about me, but some of you reading this may be surprised. We moved to Canada about 12 years ago for a business opportunity and stayed for the fun. We’ve been fortunate enough to live in a number of places over the years – Canada is our 5th country –and we learned a long time ago that every place has something to offer, and you need to get out and enjoy it while you can, because you never know when change is going to come along! Be a tourist in your own home town. It seems to me that western Canada has more to offer than most.
Our first winter in Canada we watched curling and bought new, warmer clothing. Our second winter we took up curling. We love to curl! A couple years ago when we were in need of new curling partners, I conned invited one of my Coril co-workers and his wife to join us. Now we are a rink (that’s a thing in curling, you can look it up). Every chance we get we head for the mountains for hiking, canoeing, rafting, horseback riding, and beautiful scenery. We are not skiers, so we decided to take up snowshoeing in the winter. I love it. When I travel, sometimes people look at me and say, “Oh, you must be Canadian”. (It must be my red hoodie with CANADA plastered across my chest.) I just cross my fingers inside my Canada Olympic mittens from The Bay (oh, maybe that’s it), and say, “Yeah, I live in Calgary and the mountains there are beautiful. You should visit.” Cause that’s 99.9% true, eh?
My passport says I’m not a Canadian. But I kinda wish I was.
Amy N – Coril Holdings Ltd.