What it means to be Canadian for me
Goes far beyond Canada Day as we are a land of opportunity
For people to realize their dreams and be free
This country is a great place to live from sea to shining sea.
I was born in the flat land of southern Saskatchewan so I am biased to the prairies
The people work hard, love their families and enjoy their time at play
They take pride in their communities and want to stay
Oh how I miss the land of my birth and the innocent times it carried.
What is your Canadian story
Do you live in B.C., the prairies, central Canada or the maritimes
Freedom for all our stories was paid in lands far away at one time
So be thankful for every day of this life and your story.
When crisis hits our land through war, economics or natural disaster
We as Canadians come together for a common cause
To give, sacrifice with no applause
We make no excuses and adapt as the world goes faster.
So be proud of your Canadian heritage were ever you may be
From the work you do and the national sport of hockey we play
The art, music and dramas we create that mould the nation like clay
This is what Canada means to me and what I see.
By Ty Stingel