The Best of What Canada Has To Offer By Gurbaaz Deol


One of the many things that Canada has to offer is Poutine. Poutine is a Canadian dish made of french fries, cheese and gravy. Poutine was invented in the 1950s, in Quebec, however many places and people take credit for it. The dish first appeared in Quebec, in rural areas. Now, Poutine can be found across Canada for your enjoyment. Poutine widely popularized in the 1990s, and was mixed with vinegar and ketchup for more flavour (Aronovitch).

I have a personal connection with Poutine for one main reason. That reason is because it is the first real Canadian food I had. I remember gong back to when I was 6 or 7 years old, going into Mcdonalds and eating my first bowl of Poutine. I don't remember eating any foods that classify as "Canadian" before that. I ate foods later such as ketchup chips, maple syrup etc. later on in life. Therefore, for that reason I have a personal connection with Poutine.

The Canadian Flag

The Canadian flag is a vertically striped red-white-red national flag with a large, central red maple leaf ("Flag of Canada"). It also has a width to length ratio of 1 to 2 (Pass). The flag's design was heavily debated throughout the public, and made official by the Canadian government in Ottawa ("Flag of Canada"). The flag was made prior to the centennial of the Canadian Confederation in 1967, approved in December of 1964 and made official on February 16th, 1965 ("Flag of Canada"). Agitation (public concern of an issue) for a distinctive Canadian flag grew following WWII. and was promised by Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson (Pass).

The Canadian flag is important to myself because it represents freedom and a separation from all other countries. When you think of Canada, you think of a cold America and that isn't right. Therefore, the Canadian flag is important because to me it means an independence and a freedom from the rest of the world. It basically, just represents my country and how we are free and how we can do anything.

Tim Hortons

Tim Hortons was originally just a doughnut shop (Tikkanen). It grew into a huge fast food chain mainly for coffee, doughnuts and breakfast (Tikkanen). The restaurant was made by Tim Horton (birth name Miles Horton) who was a hockey player turned entrepreneur (Commito). The restaurant became big after his passing in 1974 (Tikkanen). The first restaurant opened in Hamilton, Ontario in 1964 (Tikkanen). In 1974, the restaurant grew to 40 locations, and by the early 2000s grew to 3500 locations (Commito).

Tim Hortons is important to me because, to put it simply, I love Tim Hortons. I have Tim Hortons at least twice a week throughout the year, whether in the summer with an Ice Cap, or in the winter with a French Vanilla and everything in between. I can eat it at breakfast, lunch or even as a snack. The most important thing however, is that Tim Hortons is Canadian. It makes the experience better because I can eat it and think only a Canadian can enjoy this.

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(All photos taken from Adobe Spark)

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Gurbaaz Deol


Created with images by josemiguels - "canada flag country" • Ben Sutherland - "Poutine" • scazon - "Flag of Canada" • evisionmedia - "canada flag minter" • EazyIanish - "Tim Horton's" • Peter Glyn - "Tim Hortons Lansdowne Guelph"

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