Category Archives for Dear Canada

Dear Canada, Letter #12 (What’s it like?)

Dear Canada, Thanks for reading my letters.  I’ve got a lot to say so I really appreciate you taking the time out of your busy schedule to sit down and read what I write.  It means a lot that you still care about me.   I told you a few weeks ago how easy it was leaving you, […]

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Dear Canada, Letter #11 (Hockey Night)

Dear Canada, It’s Saturday night, which means it’s hockey night even down here in North Carolina.  Woot! One of the ways I hold onto my Canadian roots is to watch the NHL Network because they show Hockey Night in Canada, or Hockey Night, or whatever the heck Rogers Sportsnet is calling the iconic Saturday night show now.   I […]

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Dear Canada, Letter #10 (Humboldt Strong)

Dear Canada, When I first moved to the United States in 2010, one of my American friends asked me what a Canuck was?  He wanted to know why people from your country are called Canucks and what’s so special about being a Canuck? I thought for a second and responded…’that’s a good question, my favorite hockey team […]

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Dear Canada, Letter #9 (Humboldt)

Dear Canada, I’m not even sure what to say.  I’m not even sure I should be writing anything at all. I went to bed last night to the news of a bus crash in Saskatchewan involving a junior hockey team on their way to a playoff game.  Last night the details were limited, but this morning the […]

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Dear Canada, Letter #8 (CanaDaD)

Dear Canada, My Dad has been visiting us in North Carolina for a week or so.  He’s from Vancouver and he’s leaving today to return back to you.   It was a good visit.  I brought home different craft beers for him to try and we sat at the kitchen table and just talked about stuff.  Most […]

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Dear Canada, Letter #7 (Guns)

Dear Canada, I lived with you for 39 years.   All of my time was spent in Vancouver or its suburbs, I was born and raised on the West Coast and still consider Vancouver to be my hometown.  I did so much with you while I was there.   I drove across your huge country from coast to coast, […]

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Dear Canada, Letter #6 (Trans-Canada)

Dear Canada, This morning I woke to the news that the current United States administration has banned trans-gender people from serving in the military, except for limited circumstances. Sigh.   I’m sorry for starting my letter with such a heavy topic but I’m sitting in my kitchen drinking my morning coffee and I’m feeling mad.  And concerned.  And worried. […]

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Dear Canada, Letter #5 (Care)

Dear Canada, I hope this letter finds you healthy and happy.   Overall I’m feeling the same but I did have a few unhappy days last week.  A fireman in our local community passed away after battling cancer, it was especially sad because the cancer took him quickly and left behind a loving wife and four young […]

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Dear Canada, Letter #4 (Leaving)

Dear Canada, I left you eight years ago with the greatest of ease.  When I boarded the plane in Montreal and headed towards North Carolina I didn’t even look back.   My entire focus was on finally getting to be with my wife and starting our new life together in her country.  The previous year waiting for my […]

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Dear Canada, Letter #3 (Party)

Dear Canada, I’ve been wondering something the last few days, it’s a bit of a sensitive topic. Please know I’m not trying to be mean or offensive when I write this, I’m just trying to figure out what happened during the first 40 years of my life while I lived with you.  It helps to put […]

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Dear Canada, Letter #2 (Gord)

Dear Canada, I was so sorry to hear about Gord.  I know he meant a lot to you, I can’t believe he’s gone either.   It was heart-wrenching to hear about his terminal cancer diagnosis and to watch the press conference held by his doctor from Sunnybrook Hospital a couple years ago.  I watched it online down here […]

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Dear Canada, Letter #1 (Greetings)

Dear Canada, Hi, long time no talk!  I’m sorry it’s taken me so long to write.  The last eight years have been super busy.   I miss you.  I really do.  I think about you lots, especially when I compare where I am to where I used to be.  I guess I should tell you where I’ve been […]

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