Until June 21st they would like you to submit up to 50 words about what Canada is to you — what is your Canadian identity. You can enter your “Why I Love Canada” message online or by texting (604) 767-9990. A panel of “Canadian luminaries” will present the responses on Canada Day at Canada Place, noting the top three themes across the nation.
â€œWe know Canadians are proud of their country and weâ€™re starting a national conversation to uncover what defines us as Canadians,â€ said Mike Shardlow, President & CEO, Canada Place Corporation. â€œSince our inception at Expo â€™86, Canada Place has been a symbol of national pride and now weâ€™re calling on the Canadian people to tell us what they love about Canada.â€
Another way to participate is by tagging your uber-Canadian photos on Flickr with the words “Our Canada” and they could be used by Canada Place in future promotions (permissions/compensation would be discussed with the photographer).
Do Vancouverites really hike and ski in the same day while having skin made of GORE-TEX? Do all Canadians say “EH” and “aboot” while talking about bacon and hockey? The goal all around is to seek out Canada’s identity for 2009 and see what the people of this country consider to be unique and special with regards to their truly Canadian culture and way of life. Submit your theme and you can also follow @Our_Canada on Twitter for updates.