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Canada Day and Independence Day are approaching, and we could all certainly use a reason to celebrate.

COVID-19 has left its mark this year, and even though restrictions are beginning to ease, how we all observe these two holidays will certainly differ considerably from years past. Social distancing and avoiding large public gatherings seem in complete contrast to our typical routines on these public holidays. Our BBQs, potlucks, and other events might not have the same flavour this year, but in the spirit of looking on the brighter side, why not explore the resilience, teamwork, and positivity that has surfaced amidst this challenging time?

Canada Day and Independence Day are meant to commemorate what it truly means to be Canadian and American. What it means to be a citizen. To belong to a larger community. This year, all around the world, people of all ages and from all walks of life have rallied together to protect one another. We’ve closed schools, but remained committed to education. We’ve separated ourselves from family members and colleagues, but remained connected. We’ve left our offices to work from our homes, but remained productive and engaged.

In one of the most ominous times of our history, we are reminded that we are connected. United in humanity.

On this post-COVID Canada Day and Independence Day, let’s focus on the inspirational unity and hope we’ve seen this pandemic expose.

Wishing everyone a Happy Canada Day and a Happy Independence Day!


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