Adventure was on my mind, back in the days when I was 15 yrs old. I had previously plowed through books about South America, Asia and even Russia, but the book about Canada had a major impact on my future.
I followed the title: To Canada you should travel
It was like it made me travel to all the wonderful sites the book author, A. E. Johann had described in detail. The book had come out in 1965 and he had traveled the country from the east to the west and back several times in the years prior to that.
I found the address of the Canadian Embassy and Tourist Council in Germany and they sent brochures and maps about my future home country. I was still only 15 yrs. old and had only vague ideas about how to emigrate to a far-away continent.
yet, it never deterred me from pursuing my goal.
35 yrs. later a plane touched down in Calgary, bringing 2 new settlers to Canada.
Today, 17yrs later again, I am looking back and I am proud and happy about living in one of the finest countries in the world. Celebrating Canada Day today, reminds me to be thankful about what this country stands for: Freedom, Peace, Justice, Compassion and it's wonderful people. It's also the second largest country in the world.
Thank you CANADA.