What a special day to be Canadian. A day where we pause to remember the sacrifices made to preserve the values we hold so dear — values we often take for granted. A day when we remember those who believed their actions in the present would make a significant difference in the future.
And on this day, Remembrance Day, I have the privilege of departing on a humanitarian health care mission to Ghana with 48 fellow Canadians, to be joined by 13 friends from Europe. What a beautiful opportunity to look at our mission through a slightly different lens than I usually do.
Adrienne Clarkson once said,
We only need to look at what we are really doing in the world and at home and we’ll know what it is to be Canadian.
My kids may think my CANADA fanny pack is a major fashion faux pas. Let me tell you, I’m not sure I have ever been as proud as I am at this very moment to clip on that fanny pack and be Canadian on this November 11th.
Onward to Ghana.
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