day one hundred + eleven

Dec 3rd, 2012

Supper in between arenas at 6:30 p.m. tonite with all the boys minus the Tato.

BC farmed salmon (the wild stuff wasn’t available at COSTCO), rice thanks to India and salad components complements of Mexico, Florida and points in between.

We certainly live in a culinary multicultural country.

Which makes me think.

The Institute on Governance (IOG) is holding its 2012 Modern Makers of Canada event on December 10th, 2012 in Ottawa, Canada.

Down the street from us, almost.

Celebrating the modern founders of Canada’s Constitution and Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

It ain’t cheap at $250 a ticket.

But here’s where it gets interesting for my little brood.

Former Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien, Chief Justice and Attorney General of Ontario Roy McMurtry and Saskatchewan Premier and Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Roy Romanow are being feted for their impact on Canada.

The founding fathers of modern Canada.

And the kitchen of the Chateau Laurier Hotel beside Parliament Hill, where the deal was struck.

(Despite the fact that former Newfoundland and Labradorian Premier Brian Peckford begs to differ…).

Ukrainians live in kitchens.

I’m told the Quebecois do as well.

And I suspect, the Irish and Scots.

Scrawled on a napkin from the Chateau Laurier hotel are the guts of the Charter that guides this country.

Penned by a Francophone, ‘Anglophone’ and Uke.

So I’m going.

And my date is the 14 year old in his new suit.

The same suit he wore at the Yuzyk Leadership Forum.

And we are sitting at the Yuzyk table, with the Romanow Ottawa cousins.

History.

At so many different levels you can’t imagine.

And interestingly, my kid will speak to each of them in their own languages.

Merci Canada.

Thanks Canada.

Дякую Канадa.

A living legacy.