No…I am not a Canadian by birth but I absolutely love all things Canadian. Let me run down the list:
- The country of Canada is absolutely breathtaking. I have spent time on the Pacific Coast (British Columbia), the Atlantic Coast (Newfoundland), the Canadian Rockies, and in Ottawa and and all of it was absolutely beautiful.
- The people of Canada are the friendliest people that I have ever met. Everywhere I have travelled and worked in Canada the people are happy and helpful.
- A huge number of my favorite musicians are Canadian. How about just a top three list for now: Neil Young, Gordon Lightfoot, and Joni Mitchell.
Based on this love of all things Canadian, this blog will be celebrating Canada Day through July 4. Each day we will feature some lesser known (in comparison to the three superstars mentioned above) Canadian musicians and enjoy their music.
By the way, in case you don’t know, July 1 is a national holiday in Canada celebrating the anniversary of the 1867 unification of three separate colonies into a single country called Canada. To kickoff the celebration, I think you will enjoy the following videos (made by Molson) celebrating some of what it means to be a Canadian.