What does it mean to be Canadian?
I was born in Syria, yet I grew up in Canada. It took my family and I over 10 years to become Canadian citizens, much longer
than it should have taken. While I am very proud of my Syrian background, I would not trade my Canadian citizenship
for the world. Living in Canada, we sometimes take it for granted that we live a Canadian lifestyle, but I truely
appreciate every minute of it. The ability to get great education, having the freedoms of life, and being able
to enjoy and celebrate our roots and backgrounds is an experience that is truly only Canadian. Eh?