The Best Things About Canada By: Latrell

Basketball

Basketball was created by a Canadian physical education instructor named Dr. James Naismith. Dr. James Naismith was challenged to create a sport/game that could provide as an "athletic distraction" to the school's disruptive students. Inspired by a game he played as a kid called "duck on a rock" he decided to create a sport that required skill and subtlety, rather than brute force. The game originally had a set of 13 rules, and used peach baskets instead of our modern day nets. The 13 rules have been changed and modified over time to make aspects of the game more convenient.("Who Invented Basketball?")

Over time basketball has evolved to become an international sport that can be enjoyed by everyone, whether they are watching or playing it. Basketball is now a sport that is constantly broadcasted on T.V. and even played in the olympics. As Canadians we can proudly say that we created a sport that is enjoyed around the globe by everyone. Basketball is important to me, because it is my favourite sport to play and watch. It requires lots of hard work, practice, skill, talent, and dedication to excel at this sport, which makes improving at it fun and hard. Basketball is also a team sport, so there are lots if interactions with people on your team and on the team you are playing against. There are lots of bonds that are formed by playing basketball, which can either form friendships or rivalries. Basketball is a sport that can makes Canadian's come together as one and enjoy themselves.

Diversity

Diversity has played an important roll in the formation of Canada's history. Today Canada has the highest percentage of foreign born citizens than any other G8 country. Canada is a country that welcomes newcomers. We were originally inhabited by Aboriginal people, and immigration began in 17th century with the french and the british. In 1971 Canada became the first country in the world to enact an official policy of multiculturalism, showing how much we value diversity as a country. Immigrants now represent over 20% of the country's population (Evans). Canada's commitment to diversity isn't just Canada being polite, it is an attempt to make Canada, and the world a better place. In Canada's largest city, over half of its inhabitants were born outside the country. Diversity has caused Canada to succeed culturally, politically, and economically not hinder it in any way ("Diversity is Canada's Strength.").

It is safe to say our country is nothing but diverse. People of any race, shape or size are welcomed into our country whole heartedly. Diversity is important to me because in my opinion it is important to be accepting and welcoming of any and everyone no matter where they come from or what their beliefs might be. I am a christian, and I can be proud because of the standards my country has set out. In my religion, you are taught to love your neighbours like they are your own kin, and to even show love to people you might not necessarily get along with or like. This is a important thing because if this is done other people can be overcome with positivity as well. This is one of the things that I believe makes Canada great.

Health Care

Canada's health care system is a group of socialized health insurance plans that provides coverage to all Canadian citizens, it is publicly funded by tax payers. Under the health care system all primary care medical services are provided free of charge. Canada has one of the highest life expectancies at 80 years old. Canada's health care system is is source of much political controversy, but for now it is here to stay ("Introduction.").

I believe that Canada has an amazing health care system. It insures that citizens are able to get the medical attention that they need regardless of their financial situation. I believe that this makes Canada great because there aren't many other countries that can brag about providing citizens with a fair and just health care system like ours. I like this because if I am ever in need of medical attention, I can get the attention I need without having to worry about the costs and how it will affect my wallet.

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Created with images by geregn - "canada flag maple" • BB1999 - "senior basketball portrait" • maxlkt - "hands teamwork team-spirit" • dlg_images - "First Aid Kit"

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