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To mark the holiday, we asked our colleagues here at Rogers a simple question: In 140 characters or less, what does Canada means to you?
The response was fantastic: from personal anecdotes and memories to observations about diversity and freedom, our co-workers clearly share our founder’s passion for Canada and her future.
Here’s a snapshot of the submissions:
“Canada is full of my favourite things: Canadians.” – Stephanie M., Rogers Digital Media, Toronto, ON.
“We waited patiently for over 3 years to move to Canada & have never looked back. One day we will celebrate Canada Day as Canadian citizens.” – Amy M., Retail Sales, Kitchener, ON.
“Canada means freedom, diversity & comfort. I am lucky to have been born in this wonderful country, a place that welcomes the war torn & weary.” – Lisa S., Star 98.3, Chilliwack, BC.
“It is my home; a safe place where my healthcare is assured, my right to marry my same-sex partner is granted and my poutine is delicious!” – Daryl B., Human Resources, Toronto, ON.
“After traveling around the world, for me Canada is Home Sweet Home.” – Andrew J., Rogers Publishing, Toronto, ON.
“A place where the beauty of nature can co-exist with the diaspora of multi-cultured inhabitants and naturalized individuals under one banner, one flag, one country. I am Canadian. Or as I say each day: I’m Canuck from the east coast, and I love this land which was made for you and me! Peace.” – Joanne C., Western Region Facilities, Burnaby, BC.
“Diversity, acceptance of cultures, freedom, prosperity, peace, beauty, desire to help others, being proud. But most of all … HOME.” – Ming L., Rogers Digital Media, Toronto, ON.
“Canada means to me a land of the free. Free and liberty to worship, speak, choose, from oppression, democracy and most of all free to live. A home that I love to come back to.” – Gloria S., Rogers Cable, Brampton, ON.
“It means being able to walk downtown in any province from sea to sea and travel the world through the diverse ethnic districts and through the many diverse Canadians that make up this land! Where else could you ride the elevator with the whole world?” – Lorena F., Corporate Communications, Toronto, ON.
“From wildness to metropolitans, from nature to science and technology, from individual pursuits to multi-cultures coming together – joined by a common thread of modern values, hockey and a balanced sense of when to party and when to work.” – Todd S., Customer Care, Toronto, ON.
On behalf of all of us here at Rogers, happy Canada Day – whether you’re celebrating with friends, fireworks or texting from the dock.
Now it’s your turn. In 140 characters or less, what does Canada mean to you?
Richard Bloom is a regular contributor to RedBoard.