Pop Quiz on Who is Canadian?

PatternSquare06a_starshapeI was at a staff breakfast meeting with several of my colleagues. As I looked around the table, I realized that I was sitting with teachers from South Africa, Australia, England and Kenya.

It made me smile because, while I was the only visible minority, I was also the only one who was born in Canada. We were discussing how fortunate we were as a group to have such diversity in our backgrounds. Yet, anyone joining the conversation would not assume that I was the native-born Canadian. As a good friend said to me, don’t believe everything you think!

- Stella in Vancouver