"A mari usque ad mare"... from Latin translates from sea to shining sea. It was chosen as the credo to embelklish our official Canadian coat-of-arms because it succinctly describes the geographic fact that our vast country stretches from British Columbia on the Atlantic Ocean to the west all the way across our Prairie Provinces... to Ontario and Quebec... through to our Maritime Provinces of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland/Labrador to the east on the Atlantic Ocean.
It is a uniquely beautiful... vast and varied country in geographical and cultural terms. We are proud of both of these attributes. This weekend... all Canadians... along with The Paint Box Gang will be celebrating Canada Day proudly... but quietly... as is our way. Let us all remember to give thanks for the blessings we enjoy each and every day day throughout the entire year... and as well to remember those precious Canadian men and women who sacrificed their own dreams and tomorrows... so that we could live freely as we do! As a tribute to their unselfish sacrifice... make every day Canada Day... in your own unique and memorable way!
A Happy... and Safe Canada Day to my Family members... ALL Canucks... however... and wherever you choose to celebrate it!
Freedom has a price! Don't forget theirs! Be Happy!... and Grateful... for "Them"!