My time on the RethinkTires Road to 100 Million Tour so far has been an eye-opening experience. It has been a journey across this great province I call home. While we have amazing vistas and beautiful scenic towns, I’ve found a new way to see my home; through its people.
The tour coincided with Canada’s 150th birthday, and it seems like fate that I would end up having the opportunity to travel across the province and stand face-to-face with all the people that make up my little corner of the world. It reminds me of the thing that makes Canada great: the people that occupy it, each with our own history and united together by this great country.
I’ve met groups of friends along the way that could never exist in another country. For example, in Gananoque I encountered a group of people who were each from a different part of the globe and came together here in Canada. Despite their different backgrounds, their micro-community had been built by their friendship and I had the pleasure of being part of their community by meeting all of them during my time on the road.
At another stop on the tour, in Kitchener, we joined a drum circle that was started by one person and quickly grew into a group of 30 strong, all experiencing the joy of unity together. And over in Sault Ste. Marie, we had the opportunity to join a First Nation dance group to learn about the power and importance of the Grass Dance. These amazing community interactions are part of what makes our country so great.
The RethinkTires Road to 100 Million Tour has made for an amazing summer thus far and has been a great reminder about why I love this country so much.