Our Canada Our Country Our Stories: Inspirational Tales from the Heart and Soul of this Great Land

Our Canada Our Country Our Stories: Inspirational Tales from the Heart and Soul of this Great Land

by Our Canada Magazine a Division of Reader's Digest (Editor), Gary George (Foreword by)


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An inspirational collection of 125 heartwarming stories of family, bravery, kindness and more from Our Canada magazine submitted and told by Canadians from coast to coast.

From Paradise, Newfoundland and Labrador, to Nanaimo, British Columbia, here are the heartwarming stories about things that matter to us the most...

Family--It's what makes us resilient and keeps us strong--the joys, sorrows, humour and wisdom of family life.

Kindness--Inspiring stories about Canadians who do good works--in their communities and around the world.

Valour--True stories that commemorate the sacrifices ofour brave men and women in uniform.

Memories--From lakeside in the summer to hockey in the winter, and from characters that inspired us to the games we love, here are some of our fondest recollections.

Adventure--From camping on the tundra to motoring cross-country, here are the tall talkes for intrepid adventurers.

Community--Canadians celebrate their neighbourhoods, culture and inclusiveness in poignant stories of struggle and achievement.

Talent--Gifted Canadians share their creative journeys while chasing their dreams.

The stories in this engaging book are from Our Canada and it's companion publication, More of Our Canada--magazines like no other. Written by readers, every issue brings Canadians together to share adventures, celebrate joyful memories and tell the stories of this great land of ours and the people who so proudly call it home. Guaranteed to warm your heart and make you proud.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781621454090
Publisher: Reader's Digest
Publication date: 09/18/2018
Series: Our Canada
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Our Canada is a bimonthly magazine published from stories and photographs submitted by readers.

Table of Contents

Family 15

Tapping the Trees 16

The Curling Kettle 18

The Debonaire 20

An Occasion Fit for a Queen 23

Achieving Their Goal 25

The Georgetown Boys 27

Family Ties 29

A-Camping We Will Go 31

Macaroni Sundays 33

When We Were Young 36

Frying Up a Feast 38

Remembering Gram 40

Natural Beauty 43

Gone Fishing 45

Marrying the Farmer's Daughter 47

What Money Can't Buy 49

Kindness 51

The Wedding Dress 52

Queen of May 53

Water for Africa 55

Vanquishing the Fort McMurray "Beast" 58

Born to Help 60

A Lasting Legacy 62

Saving Our Shorelines 64

Curling for a Cure 66

Helping Blanding's Turtles 68

Volunteer Veterinary Team 71

Sewing With Pride North of 60 73

Paddling With Purpose 75

From Milk Bags to Bed Mats 77

From Rescue to Rescuer 79

Flying High on Knowledge 81

Making a Difference 83

Northern Manitoba Matters 85

PrimRose Donkey Sanctuary 87

Lessons Learned in Ethiopia 89

Racing for a Cure 91

Turning Dining Out Into Helping Out 93

Generosity in Motion 95

Give Me Shelter 97

Moulding Young Minds 99

Valour 101

Battle of Vimy Ridge 102

Lessons My Father Taught Me 106

Dodging Death 108

Noble Steeds 110

Camp X 112

Legendary Flying Goose 116

Making a Connection 118

Canada's Dambusters 121

The Forgotten Ones 123

Canadian Kangaroos 125

Lone Rider 127

Uncle Wilfred Remembered 129

Accentuate the Positive 131

Tales From the Sea 135

Izzy's Story 137

A Letter Home From Afghanistan 140

A Tribute to Our Vets on Remembrance Day 142

A War Vet's Best Friend 144

Vets in Transition 146

Memories 149

Memory-Go-Round 150

Facing Off Against a Blizzard 153

The Coldest Day in Canadian History 155

The Fabric of Her Life 158

My Early Education 159

Hockey Night in Hedley 163

Ice Dreams 165

This Old Sugar Shack 167

Summer Dreaming 169

Larger Than Life 171

A Man Named "Apples" 173

Cowboys, Flapjacks and Fun! 175

The Saturday Matinee 178

Going Home to "Lost Villages" 180

The Last Steam Donkey 182

A Treasure Reclaimed 185

Remembering RCAF Station Namao 187

Sowing the Future 189

Adventure 191

High Hopes 192

My Struggle With the Nahanni 195

Climb Every Mountain 199

The Yukon is Gold 201

Life in Igloolik 203

Beauty and the Barrens 205

Searching for Wild Bill 208

Epic Winter Race 212

The Motorcycle Diaries 215

Grand Manan, New Brunswick 218

The Mystique of Sable Island 220

Swimming Great Bear 223

Wild About Horses 226

Community 227

Canada, Do You Have Room for Us? 228

Salami and Popsicles 231

A Fairy Tale of Ice and Magic 233

Reflections on Canada 235

Loving Peace River 237

Come From Away 240

Journey From Nepal 243

A Pioneering Black Nurse 245

A Long Tradition of Service 248

The Show Must Go On 251

Forging New Friendships 254

Breaking Boundaries 256

Beaver Tails and Bear Paws 258

Bilingualism at Its Best 260

Boot Camp, Indigenous-Style 262

Heart to Spirit to Hand 264

Harmonizing Cultures 267

Conserving Canada's Wild Species 269

Recess in the Arctic 271

The Dream of Belonging 273

Hunting With Mémère 276

Talent 277

Learning to See 278

Russian-Israeli-Canadian Jazz Singer 280

Saving Shoebox Memories 284

Woven in History 286

G'zaagin: A Gallery of Love 289

Helene's Gift 291

Towering Over the Prairie 294

Journey of Discovery 297

The Art of the Deal 300

Making History 303

For Better or Verse 305

Fine Felted Friends 308

Musical Ambassadors 310

Artist and Dreamer 313

Story Contributors 316

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