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Article: Terry Fox – A True Canadian Hero

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Article: Terry Fox – A True Canadian Hero

Post Posted: Sat Oct 18, 2014 4:29 am

by Expat Focus columnist, Aisha Isabel Ashraf

I confess I’d never heard of Terry Fox before we came to Canada - yet another reminder of just how distinctive cultural identity is (even within broadly similar societies), that something so significant to one nation can be relatively unknown to others in the same hemisphere.

Expatriation exacts a steep learning curve in return for that ‘big picture’ perspective, and much of my hastily acquired Canadian cultural education came secondhand from my children. It must be so much harder rocking up in a new country with no kids to send out on reconnaissance.

Thanks to mine I learnt (after a fashion) the national anthem - “true pastry love, and all our suns come out” - and what to do when you hear it.

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