HAPPY CANADA DAY FELLOW CANADIANS. I am more than to have been born in Canada and I am a proud Canadian. Canada has been a country of different communities. It is an ‘all-in-one’, country. I take pride in my country and I am trying to best represent where I come from, I hope to have the great opportunity to represent Canada on an international level. To celebrate Canada day, I volunteered at the Habitat for Humanity tent at Riverside park. Their missions is to  mobilize volunteers and community partners in building affordable housing and promoting home ownership as a means to breaking the cycle of poverty. They believe in the worth and dignity of every human being. We respect the people we serve and those that help us in this effort and recognize them as our greatest resource. They have been organized as a not-for-profit charitable organization in 2000. For every house they build in Wellington County they have committed to sending the equivalent funds to build outside of Canada. At the end of each build project, a house dedication occurs. Faith leaders representing the family are invited to bless the home, and those who contributed to the build are welcome to see the finished project. This event marks the official presentation of the property to the Partner Families and is often met with many emotions. Habitat for Humanity Canada is a national, non-profit organization working towards a world where everyone has a safe and decent place to live. My role was to help children and others build bird houses! Habitat for Humanity Wellington Dufferin Guelph had a table for Bird House Building at the Canada Day Festivities in Riverside Park. I helped with assembling the bird houses monitoring the painting table, and ensuring tools do not leave the area. I had a lot of fun learning how to build a bird house, teaching the children, meeting new people and painting as well. Everyone was so welcoming as soon as I got there. I was still in my car upon arrival and the volunteers at the park came knocking on my window! It was an amazing feeling that people were anticipating my arrival. I am so happy I went and got to help children have an enjoyable experience building and painting bird houses and the opportunity to talk to the community about Habitat. My parents came to Canada over 20 years ago and I am thankful to be growing up in a safe and caring community. I am proud to be Canadian today! Riverside park also hosts the fireworks show tonight, I can’t wait! How will you be celebrating your Canad day? 🙂

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