‼️CANADA’S BACKYARD‼️

‼️‼️Happy Canada Day‼️‼️

🇨🇦CANADA’S BACKYARD🇨🇦

It started in July, 

1867

A British North American Act

Self governing dominion 

Here’s a little story

Of how we came to be

When European explorers 

Thought the Indies they did see

They met the native peoples

And called them Indian

There were no maps to show them

New territory they were in

They lived a way of life

Some were nomadic

Others farmed the land

They valued and respected

Missionaries and explorers 

Interacted in a way

That changed them all forever

And took their land away

Populations changed

As interactions mingled

Prosperity for some

Discrepancy commingled 

The British sent Cabot

Who found us by mishap

The French they had Cartier

Who put “Kanata” on the map

A word from the people,

Meaning settlement of village

A community together

And some did suffer pillage 

The competitions grew

Of who would own the land

Nothing has changed here

The world and it’s commands

Eventually some truce

Was put on papers true

Signatures together

Accommodated too

Migrations and expansions

North America did split

1776

Set North the Loyalist

The first to Prohibit

1883

Upper Canada’s Gen. Simcoe

Abolished slavery 

The North Star was followed

The empire was inviting

Underground Railroad

Anti slavery was in writing

This is just a glimpse

A bit about our nation

We are a country with

Abundant diversification

This is my village home

I share some history

Oh Canada, North Star

I highlight humanity

We’ve always been inviting

And we will stand on guard

All people here together

In Canada’s backyard

#PaulaG

“When you love 

Where you’re livin

It’s pretty cool

Being Canadian”

#Opism