Happy birthday to Canada from Creston

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To the Editor:

I would like to take this opportunity to wish a happy birthday to a very beautiful lady, who will be turning 145 years young on July 1, and her name is — you guessed it — Canada. We all love, respect and admire her greatly. In a sense, she is our mother, who very much loves us, as well, and we are her children.

Now, to change the topic, just a little. National unity is more important than ever before, especially in this age of extremism. Our greatest strength as a people is to work together in mutual co-operation, just like a family, regardless of his or her politics, religious views, or social, cultural, financial or economic status. I also believe in complete equality between men and women, and the elimination of bigotry racism and bullying of any kind because they have no place in society. Beneath my conservative exterior, I possess a very warm heart, and am also compassionate, sentimental, nostalgic, emotional, spiritual, well educated and have a great sense of humour, but also incredibly strong-willed and able to hold my own when the going becomes tough.

In conclusion, never forget the legacy of Sir John A. MacDonald, (185-1891), our nation’s first prime minister and the Father of Confederation. The bi-centennial of his birthday will be on Jan. 11, 2015. This is why I believe plans should be made as soon as possible to make it a national event. I know it’s still three years from now, but there’s no sense waiting until the last moment!

Everyone, take care, see you at the Canada Day celebrations, have a great summer and, remember, always think positively, be optimistic, have faith and never give up hope because the best days for the motherland are yet to come.

I would also like to offer my congratulations to Her majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, on her recent diamond jubilee, and may she reign for many more years to come.

Allan Clement