We want to wish everyone a very happy Canada Day!
The image above was made in 2007 from the deck of a BC Ferry on our first trip back to Vancouver Island in almost a decade. Seeing our flag wave in the warm, summer, sea breeze while making the journey to the tourist mecca of Victoria, we were surrounded by folks from across our nation and the world. This was a truly Canadian moment. Just then it struck me that as Canadians although we are separated by vast distances it’s our common love of our national treasures (& self-deprecating humour) that brings us together.
This excerpt is from the National Film Board of Canada’s website:
When William Shatner gets a Lifetime Achievement Award from Canada’s Governor General, he shows appreciation as only Shatner can. In this short film, the most famous space cadet in showbiz takes helm of our heritage and treats us to a memorable rendition of Canada’s national anthem.
What better way to celebrate Canada Day than to share a laugh with Captain Kirk.