What I Like About Canada By: Jasleen Gaba

Terry Fox Run

Terry Fox was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He was an active teenager involved in many sports. Terry was diagnosed with bone cancer at 18. In February 1979, he began to train for a cross- Canada run called the Marathon of Hope to raise awareness and money for cancer research . After running for 143 days (5,373 km) Terry stopped running outside of Thunder Bay, Ontario. His cancer had spread through his lungs causing him to stop. Terry ran his last miles on September 1st 1980. Currently, every year Terry Fox runs are held in over 9000 communities across Canada with the goal of raising funds for cancer research ("Terry Fox Foundation Home").

The Terry Fox run is important to me because this organization was created for a good cause, and that is to raise funds for cancer research. Cancer has affected many families including Terry's. The Marathon of Hope is a good way for everyone to come together and for those families to know that they are not alone.

Niagara Falls

The falls were created by glacier activity about 10000 years ago. It is made up of 3 different falls, The Canadian Horseshoe Falls, The American Falls, and the Bridal Veil Falls. The location of the Niagara Falls is on the border of Ontario, Canada and New York, USA ("Niagara Falls Facts for Kids"). It is around 12,000 years old. Every year, about 12 million tourists visit the falls. Niagara Falls is the second largest falls in the world next to Victoria Falls in Southern Africa ("Niagara Falls Facts"). Scientists believe that in about 50000 years the Niagara Falls will be gone ("Niagara Falls Facts for Kids").

Niagara Falls is a very beautiful place to visit, especially at night when its colourful. Maid of the Mist is an amazing experience. You get to view the falls from up close. The Niagara Falls generates hydroelectricity, which is also very important.


Multiculturalism in Canada is a belief that all citizens in our country are equal. It ensures that everyone has a sense of belonging and acceptance of the diverse cultures ("Canadian multiculturalism"). In 1971, we were the first country to have multiculturalism as an official policy. This policy confirmed Canada's 2 official languages and the rights of Aboriginal peoples ("Canadian Multiculturalism: An Inclusive Citizenship").

Multiculturalism is important to me because everyone in our community should feel accepted no matter what their race is. We should not be defined by the colour of our skin. Especially since our country is filled with people from different cultures and they should all be treated equally.


Created with images by alexindigo - "Canada" • SHAWSHANK61 - "terry fox monument statue landmark" • Pexels - "boat canada nature" • Khosrow on flickr - "Multiculturalism Fail @ Montreal Airport"

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