Since I can’t be at home for Canada Day I pay attention to a lot of the articles that are written about Canada in Canadian newspapers. David Burwick, former CEO of Pepsi-QTG Canada was an American living in Canada for two years. And as he wrote in the National Post he loved it there. Here is his top 10 reasons why you should live in Canada and I can’t agree with him more.
1 Tim’s: What more can I say? It’s 110% Canadian (even if it’s owned by Americans now). Real coffee for real people, started by a real hockey player.
2 The sheer beauty and diverse geography of the country. From St. John’s to Vancouver, with a long stopover in Banff.
3 Sweeter ketchup — and sweeter Diet Pepsi.
4 Terminal one at Pearson International Airport in Toronto: Nothing’s more civilized.
5 The National Anthem: How can you beat the lyrics, “The true north strong and free”?
6 Hockey Night in Canada: One of the last communal TV events left anywhere.
7 Eating a peameal sandwich every Saturday at 7 a. m. during my son’s hockey practice. That ritual became Pavlovian.
8 Raising a family right in the middle of the city, and knowing they’re safe.
9 Surviving a minus-30-degree day in downtown Winnipeg, and how it made me feel more alive.
10 CBC’s coverage of international news. You just can’t get that in the U. S.
Happy Canada Day