Everyone sees Canada as something different however the word "Canadian" cannot be defined in reference to any single factor or feature of personal attitude or loyalty. Being Canadian cannot be defined solely by reference to rituals, traditions, geography or history. Although all these factors do play a significant role in influencing Canadians. I believe the word "Canadian" involves a variety of characteristics, learnings, beliefs and values, however, not everyone may balance these factors equally when in identifying themselves. When I think of Canada, I see a family of cultures, finally accepting of one another living in harmony. I am very interested in the cultures of different people, which is why I am so pleased to live in Toronto and have friends from many cultures. This shows that Canada is willing to learn and embrace the aspects of different cultures and incorporate it in to what we see as Canada.
Canadian heroes also shape the Canadian personality and self-concept nationally and internationally by being so multicultural. With Canadian heroes coming from all walks of life and look so physically different shows the inclusiveness of Canada. It shows how Canada works as a unit to achieve an overall goal of acceptance.
I am proud to be Canadian