Happy birthday Canada

Resident reflects on being Canadian as the country celebrates

July 1 is a precious day. Hopefully Canadians of all ages will be singing O Canada with unbridled enthusiasm while waving our national flag in one hand and holding a piece of birthday cake in the other.

Canada was built by hard work, personal sacrifice and tolerant determination.

Progressive Canadians have always been this country’s most valuable national resource.

Cherish and protect our democracy and by all means have a happy Canada Day, eh.

Lloyd Atkins

Vernon