2017 Canadian Contest – Adult Category

What it means to be Canadian by Greg Talbot

For me to be a Canadian in the force of life I had no choice in the matter, to be a Canadian, and a Yukon Canadian at that. this is why I am glad I’am a Yukon Canadian.

What it means to be Canadian by James Welscott

Canadian – Living in one of Canada’s capitols, near the Arctic Circle Canadian – Including Canada’s unique makeup of nationalities and indigenous peoples cultures Canadian- Braving the cold Canadian- Embracing vast swaths of wilderness, forest, tundra and the rocky mountains

Ode to a Canadian by John Birmingham

Ode to a Canadian It’s a feeling, an understanding of sorts It’s an emotion arriving without court That runs through the bones A quiet confidence spread across many zones Every sport is enjoyed by those wanting A tolerance, some patience, the results not for flaunting Amazing homeland, fascinating to see Proud of our history, with …

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Multiple Nations by Nicole Schroeder

Multiple Nations. Leisurely dancing blades of grain, The stark brightness amidst a dark sky, Forceful mountains of snow graced across terrain. This is where I am from. Neglected and seemingly silenced moments of shame, Stolen, pilfered ancient histories and land, The stagnant wait of truth, reconciliation to be named. This is where I am from. …

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Eh? to Zed. by Brendan Morphet

What It Means to be Canadian Poem Contest Eh? to Zed. by Brendan Morphet: Tims in hand, cross country drive has begun.

Soaring by Mary Ellen O’Brien

Soaring A red and white kite Soars in the sky, red maple leaf Dazzling in the sun It begins its journey in the east Threading its way from red beaches, dense forests, rock-faced shields Great lakes, prairie skies, to rocky mountains The journey from ocean to ocean The current shifts north to majestic mountains untouched …

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