I'm in Vancouver, Canada, and things are jumping!
What's especially noticeable is the rise of the Canadian dollar. It's at parity with the US dollar! Indeed, Canada is "The Land of the Soaring Loonie." (The Loonie is the affectionate term for the Canadian dollar.)
This got me thinking about mottos. Canada's current motto (as you can see on the Canadian coat of arms at left) is: "A Mari usque ad Mare." It's from, Psalm 72:8 and it means: "From sea to sea."
This motto feels like it's from another era. Actually, it is — it was adopted in 1921. At the very least, with melting ice opening up the "Northwest Passage" in the Arctic Ocean, they could change the motto to "From sea to sea to sea."
But this is still pretty tame. What Canada needs is fun, new motto that screams with excitement and a "can-do" spirit!
Here's my creative challenge to you: What are some fun upbeat, offbeat new motto suggestions for Canada? Everyone from all over the world is invited to submit their ideas!
Update: My favorite so far (from Tomas at Blogaloo) is : "Canada, we gave the world Celine Dion . . . but we also produced Gretzky so we can call it even."
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