To honour Canada Day I listened to slam poet Shane Koyczan's "We Are More," which millions heard during the opening ceremony of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics. Shane has joined the ranks of hockey and beer commercials in expressing the sentiment of what it means to be Canadian.
Here's an excerpt:
we are cultures strung together
then woven into a tapestry
and the design
is what makes us more
than the sum total of our history
A small part of my tapestry: