Amerian’s can be so patriotic. I love their passion for their country. Being a Canadian, I find we tend to be so passive when it comes to our country. Canada has always been super special to me as it has meant freedom. Our grandparents all fled from Europe to freedom in Canada during ww2 to escape the tyranny happening. Living on the west coast is gorgeous surrounded by mountains and four full seasons is absolutely gorgeous. The rain can be a little overwhelming at times, but our grass is almost always green and we get very little snow in this area typically.
This past year however has been super difficult with all the lockdowns, unfair laws being passed, and money being spent without the people’s approval by our very own government. There is also talk about canceling any Canada Day celebrations due to the latest news about indigenous kids being abused by government schools in the past. It’s definitely upsetting to know what our leaders have done to take advantage of innocent lives.
I know there are some good people fighting for justice in this country, but there are a lot of unknowns right now. Even still, our province has just opened up more than we have been in over a year. Now more than ever is a time to come together in prayer. To fight for justice and come alongside little lives that are vulnerable and need extra love. We can move forward together as a country. The best way we can do this is to start with prayer! Then let’s get together and celebrate as a community to bring unity. Find out how to pray for your country here. American friends, there is a download for you too! And totally do a similar celebration as listed below, just add a bit of blue to the mix!
Here are some fun ways to celebrate this special day!
1. Start with praying together as a family or meet at the city gates to pray with some friends
2. Make some fun red and white food
3. Add in some flags to some florals or greens
4. Pop up a banner
5. Red and white napkins, tablecloths and plates
Happy Canada Day friends! Be sure to get up early and head to your city gates or gather together as a family to pray for your country. Then have a yummy celebration together and maybe even a bbq with some friends!
Update: we had such a great celebration! We prayed with some friends for our country and enjoyed all the white and red foods together. Such a special time.
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