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The Drumheller Mail - - AROUND TOWN - Kevin Soren­son M.P. Bat­tle River-Crow­foot Con­stituency

Canada 150 on Canada Day 2017

This year’s Canada Day theme is Canada’s 150th an­niver­sary of Con­fed­er­a­tion. Canada has 150 years of hard work and ac­com­plish­ments to cel­e­brate.

Some of Canada’s suc­cesses were achieved at a high-cost. Many of our achieve­ments came from Cana­di­ans who ded­i­cate their time and ef­fort freely.

Canada be­came a very strong na­tion - early in our his­tory. On April 9th this year, we paid homage to the Cana­di­ans of our WW I gen­er­a­tion and our suc­cess at Vimy Ridge. Fol­low­ing the vic­tory at Vimy Ridge, the world rec­og­nized the ca­pa­bil­i­ties of Cana­di­ans and the large con­tri­bu­tion Canada brings to the in­ter­na­tional com­mu­nity.

From the time of Canada’s ear­li­est years we have been known as rugged hard-work­ers. We had to build our na­tion ‘from the ground up’. The prom­ise of pros­per­ity for our chil­dren and grand­chil­dren and those to fol­low was and con­tin­ues to be, why we are will­ing to work hard. Many parts of the world mar­vel at our ca­pa­bil­i­ties in our cold north­ern climate. They also re­mark on our friend­li­ness, po­lite­ness, hum­ble tone, and fa­mous sense of hu­mour.

Cana­di­ans from across the coun­try gather to­gether every July 1st to cel­e­brate with pride what it means to be Cana­dian. Canada Day is a day to rec­og­nize and cel­e­brate the outstanding peo­ple, places, and events that are part of our his­tory.

Canada’s men and women in uni­form have coura­geously fought tyranny and evil around the world through­out our his­tory. Cana­di­ans have al­ways pro­tected and pro­moted the val­ues of: free­dom, democ­racy and the rule of law.

Every day, hard-work­ing and gen­er­ous Cana­di­ans from coast to coast to coast con­trib­ute to the Cana­dian ex­pe­ri­ence. Canada’s fu­ture is bright, and on July 1st, our Gov­ern­ment is proud to cel­e­brate Canada – the best coun­try in the world! Happy Canada 150th and Happy Canada Day! If you have any ques­tions or con­cerns re­gard­ing this or pre­vi­ous col­umns you may write me at 4945-50th Street, Cam­rose, Al­berta, T4V 1P9, call 780-608-4600, toll-free 1-800-665-4358, fax 780-608-4603 or e-mail Kevin.Soren­

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