When you tell others that you’re Canadian, many think of maple syrup, friendly people, and hockey. Little did they know that we are entitled to freedom, peace, and equality. Not only do we excel in many winter sports such as hockey, but we also bond over our country’s achievements in sports events. In addition to our strong government and democratic society, Canadians offer help to those in need and welcomes new immigrants to our country.
It's a land of snow and hokey where sunshine only breaks through when our national anthem is on, it’s Canada. Canadians are well adapted to hearing what other countries believe to be true about us, and while we're happy to take the “yes, we are very polite,” but we've had just enough of the incorrect stereotypes. So now, if you don't mind there, here are some true canadian stereotypes. We love hockey. Look, it's our sport.
Those who don’t live or have ever been may think that Canada is a country that is not diverse maybe even monocultural, that Canada is flat full of only farmland and rural towns, that we live lives fueled by hockey and that is all that Canada is. In reality every Canadian knows it is much more it is diverse, scenic and urban. In the essay “My Canada” by Anita Rau Badami she said this about Canada “the country had been doing a slow dance for me over the nine years that I had lived here, showing me tantalizing little bits of itself every now and then.” The quote by Badami says that Canada has little charms spread throughout the country, such as the vastness and natural beauty of Lake Louise and all National Parks. Festivals in Edmonton which displays Canadian culture and a variety of other cultures from around the earth.
The first reason Canadians should be proud is because of the country’s involvement in the wars. Canada has great success at Vimy Ridge. This gave the country more of a military identity and a feeling of national pride. Many countries tried to capture the ridge, but Canada was the only one who succeeded.
Canadian individual identity is questioned often because it is so diverse and means something different to each person in Canada. Although there is not a set identity there are many values and beliefs that are owned by all Canadians. To find out what Canadians identity is, one has to take into account what has affected it. The United States is the biggest influence on Canadian identity. The U.S. culture is very similar to Canadians as we are exposed to it all the time in media sources.
You don’t want to be foreigners in your own land...using a different Canadian dollar and passport. Don’t give up the privilege of being called a Canadian as you’ll be loosing all the advantages that come with it. The theme of unity: Chrétien always refers to himself with and alongside his citizens. On top of this, Chrétien thoroughly highlights the importance of unification and continuously welcomes Quebecers into his speech by using inclusive language such as we, us, our fellow quebecers.
Canadians, used to seeing leadership of technology in the hands of the United States and Britain, were suddenly aware that they had something that looked like the best in the world. 15:15 This quote stood out to me during the documentary, because of Canada 's recognition of their countrys ' limitations. Canada, because of their size and economic restrictions, relies heavily on countries such as the United States. The United States provide opportunity and finacial aid to Canadians as a whole. For example, many of the people who worked on the plane in Canada have gone on to the United States to do great things.
They might think Tim Hortons only a brand of coffee or restaurant. The company will not affect the Canadian everyday lives. Although Tim Hortons in the process of continuous development of ownership changes, but eventually become a successful company. Furthermore, Tim Hortons through their own business strategies which different from other competitors to establish their own sales philosophy, thus becoming part of Canadians life.
Annotated Bibliography Introduction: Examine different kinds of advertisements and the problem at hand with how they perpetuate stereotypes, such as; gender, race, and religion. Thesis: The problem in society today is in the industry of social media. In efforts to attract the eye of the general population, advertising companies create billboards, commercials, flyers and other ads with stereotypes that are accepted in today’s society. Because of the nations’ cultural expectation for all different types of people, advertisement businesses follow and portray exactly what and how each specific gender, race, or religion should be.
The way that the commercial starts out, makes you want to see what it is going to be about. Once you realize that they are talking about the soldiers, the quote from the beginning, “We wait. We hope. We pray. Until you’re home again.”, immediately hits home to many of the viewers.
70% of Canadians claim to have done a favor for their neighbor. Over 50% of Canadians believe that most of their fellow citizens can be trusted (Turcotte). And it’s no surprise because Canada has a certain reputation: it is harmless, void of all the unkindness that has claimed the United States since its creation.
Canada is a strong country backed up by even stronger people. The fact that it surpassed the U.S.A, which was considered the 4th best country to live in, shows how much potential this country has with its extraordinary health care services and its fundamental freedoms. It also shows how Canada puts its citizens first above everything else and realizes that it is not perfect, and thus strives to improve its nature, relationships, and lifestyles with
Many advertisements, TV shows, pictures, movies that use the American Identity to draw attention. One such advertisement comes from Nike and is called the equality ad. This advertisement uses some of these identities to express their point and connect it to a larger Identity. The Nike Equality advertisement portrays the American Identity of equality by using famous figures, battling stereotypes, and connecting to the Declaration of Independence.
A general description of the culture: Previously, the culture of Canada throughout the country was heavily influenced by the British and the French and their own indigenous people [Loue, S; Sajatovic, M; 2011]. However, as times have progressed, the culture has also progressed to incorporate the immigrant cultures. Today, Canada is known throughout the world as a multicultural, diverse, and very progressive country [Mooney Cotter, A; 2011]. The immigration of people from all over the world has
‘We see and understand things not as they are but as we are’ – Christopher Columbus. Growing up in a multicultural mecca like Canada, you learn a lot about other cultures and races, but you also learn about what others think of your culture, race, personality and religion. Everyone at one point or another has been shocked by someone acting differently to the stereotype perpetuated by others about their culture, race, ethnicity, or religion. Part of growing up in Canada is learning that your perception of someone was wrong. Time and time again, people stood up and proven that stereotypes are not only wrong but a crude and unfair generalization. However, no matter how many times they prove it that perception of their culture or race or religion