The National Friendship Week is back for the fourth year.
On this occasion, it’s all about the people we share a bond with, and how we can honour them.
Here are some of our favorite national friendship stories.
Story continues below advertisementThere are many good reasons why Canada is home to the most Canadians.
We have one of the best economies in the world, with a strong economy, strong workforces, an expanding middle class and the most generous welfare systems in the developed world.
So why is there so much animosity towards the country?
Why is it that so many Canadians feel alienated from the rest of the world?
Because of the way we celebrate our national holidays, there are so many misconceptions.
When it comes to the holiday of National Friendship, we all celebrate a day of peace and harmony.
But not everyone has a good idea about how this holiday was founded.
I’m a firm believer in the importance of remembering what is unique about us, and I believe in making sure we’re all proud of our heritage, and that we have a shared understanding of what makes us unique.
Story is the first to report on the origins of the National Friendship Month.
The story includes an interview with John Tapp, who served as Canada’s chief of the defence staff during the height of the Cold War and helped bring about the National Day of Remembrance.
Here are some other stories:Why do we call it National Friendship?
The day is named after Sir Charles Darwin, a pioneer of biology who was born in 1820 in Scotland, and he was fascinated by the way humans interacted with one another.
Darwin described the idea of friendship as a collective effort.
We know how important friendship is, and we know how to celebrate it.
But people often misunderstand it, saying it’s just a holiday.
Story says:When I grew up, I had a very strong sense of national belonging.
I always loved the country.
I’d walk to school, play football, and sing songs.
I knew people in the city, the country, and beyond.
It was my family, my community.
But I also knew that we all shared a special bond, and for the most part, we were good at sharing that bond.
The story includes a look at the impact the two-day event had on the Canadian psyche.
Story explains:I grew up feeling very patriotic, but when I grew older, I realized that our national story is different from what we think of it as.
When we look back, we see that we were part of something bigger than ourselves.
That the story of our nation is one of friendship, of community, of hope, of perseverance, and of persevering through adversity.
Story said:It’s the Canadian way.
It’s our way.
We embrace it and celebrate it, and even though we’re not really supposed to, we’re very proud of the country that we’re from.
So why do we celebrate it?
The stories in this issue are inspired by the stories that are told in Canada.
I want to share with you some of the more recent ones.
Story tells us:When the war broke out, I was 18 years old, and the war had just begun.
I joined a group of people who were planning a big outdoor party.
The group was made up of young men, and they decided to take the Canadian flag off their front lawn and throw it in the backyard of a neighbour’s home.
I was proud of them.
I thought that the flag had something to do with the war.
I wanted to throw it on the back of a truck.
It had to be a big flag, and so we decided to do that.
Story told us:In the years that followed, I learned more about my family.
My father was killed in the Second World War, and my mother lost her husband in the war in World War II.
My sister and I were the only kids in my family to survive the war, and our father died fighting in World, II.
The stories of our stories, our heritage and our stories are all part of our national identity.
I hope you’ll take time to learn more about the history of the national friendship month and explore these ideas in your own stories.
You can find a guide to the history and the themes in this special issue of the Globe and Mail, which comes out in April.
Story also tells us that many of the stories in our national heritage are tied to the war that we lost.
For example, the stories of the Canadian soldier are linked to the struggle of the First World War.
Story talked about the Canadian military’s involvement in the First War in France, and said:In my home province, there’s an entire community of Canadians who have lost their loved ones to war, but I think it’s very important to recognize that those people are part of the larger Canadian story.
Story wrote:In recent years, we’ve also seen the rise of a