Tomorrow is Canada Day! On behalf of the entire Canadian POS staff, we’d like to wish you all a very joyous celebration of our nation’s 153rd birthday. You may have noticed we’re quite proud of being Canadian. If the name of our company and its logo haven’t given that away, perhaps today’s blog will enlighten you!
Here are four reasons we’re so proud to be Canadian:
1. Canada is proudly multicultural.
We recognize that our neighbours south of the border pride themselves on their freedom. But, here in Canada, we are just as free…if not, more. It’s a top reason why so many people from all over the world come to Canada to make it their new home. All across our nation, you can find rich diversity. It’s especially noticeable in big cities like Toronto and Montreal, where Canadian POS has offices. The racial diversity of our country makes it such a beautiful place to live.
“Canada is home to people from all over the world of different ethnicities and heritages, and that’s something to be proud of!” agrees Rachel Piers on Fitneff.ca, “Having an established culture that is a diverse mosaic rather than a singular melting pot is wonderful, and it makes our nation that much more unique!”
2. Our health care system provides us with longer lives.
No health care system is perfect. But we’re pretty sure that the vast majority of Canadians are quite happy they don’t have to worry about big bills when visiting the doctor. Our health care system is revered around the world. And, according to statistics, it is helping our citizens to live longer!
As Nikita Brown reports on Bramptonist.com, “Canadians born today will live an average of three years longer than Americans (81 years in Canada versus 78.7 south of the border). Not only that, the gap between life expectancy in the two countries is widening with each passing decade—it was less than a year in the late 1970s.”
3. We are a bilingual nation.
In truth, Canada is a multilingual nation. As we previously mentioned, our country’s rich diversity is something to be heralded. However, Canada has two official languages. We think it’s pretty cool to have both English and French combine as our nation’s official “tongue”.
“Canada is a bilingual country, with English and French both as official languages,” affirms Piers, “French is a beautiful language and having it as an official language adds a lot of culture and diversity to Canada. Nous aimons le Français!”
4. Our country has produced many awesome inventors.
Bedford, Quebec-born Marcellus Gilmore Edson is credited with having officially invented peanut butter in 1884. He originally came up with the idea of making a peanut paste as a nutritious alternative for people who had trouble chewing solid food. Almonte, Ontario-born James Naismith famously invented basketball in 1891. Undeniably, the sport has grown into a worldwide phenomenon today. And let’s not forget that our Toronto Raptors are still the reigning NBA Champions!
“We invented ski-doos, jet-skis, velcro, zippers, insulin, penicillin, zambonis, the telephone and short wave radios,” adds Brown, “You’re welcome world.”
Happy Canada Day everyone! Stay safe!