What I love about Canada

Canada DayIn honor of Canada Day and Canada’s 150th birthday, I’d like to share what I love about the magnificent country located south of the border (OK, I know it is basically north, but which direction do you drive over the Ambassador Bridge?):

Canadian nurses, Canadian employees, Canadian patients, the maple leaf, “O Canada,” Canadian bacon, Canada Dry ginger ale.

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Gordie Howe, Bobby Orr, most Red Wings except Americans, Russians and Swedes. Also Nick Lidstrom and Chris Chelios (I am making them honorary Canadians).

Did I mention Canadian nurses, Canadian employees and Canadian patients?

Loonies and toonies, Canadian geese, Mackenzie Blanken, Canadian brews, Banff, David Musyj, Hockey Night in Canada, Moe Norman, Canada Day.

Did I mention Canadian nurses, Canadian employees and Canadian patients?

Canadian cities, like Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Vancouver. Joyce Farrer, the Canadian Rockies, the Trans-Canada Highway and walleye fishing.

Did I mention Canadian nurses, Canadian employees and Canadian patients?

Norman Bethune, Frederick Banting, Neil Young, Rush, Mike Myers, John Candy, Fergie Jenkins and Lorne Michaels.

Did I mention Canadian nurses, Canadian employees and Canadian patients?

Our closest and dearest friends and allies, our shared border, our love of the outdoors, our special relationship, like no other.

Oh, did I mention Canadian nurses, Canadian employees and Canadian patients?

Happy Canada Day!

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8 thoughts on “What I love about Canada

  1. Thanks for the love!! This Canuck thinks she’s pretty lucky to be able to “live” on both sides of the border, thanks to HFH.

  2. Wow, I am mentioned in this Doc in the D??? Just one of over 700 Canadian employees who work at HFH. My privilege to have worked at HFHS for almost 40 years in my adopted country. Thanks for wishing us Happy Canada Day. Back at you…………Happy 4th of July to all our American coworkers and friends. Glad we are good neighbours or neighbors depending on which side of the river you hail from.

  3. Walleye also known to Canadians as pickerel and don’t forget poutine and Beavertails.

  4. Thank you for the tribute Dr. Popovich.
    Canada is a great Nation and we the Canadian’s in the Henry Ford Health System while we are grateful for Henry Ford, Michigan and the United States, we do indeed love our Country and are super thankful to the Lord for it!
    Whatever crossing we use we are thankful to be able to cross back over at days end to our beloved Country-Canada. Truth bomb-EH!

  5. Thank you! As a Canadian RN I love working at HFHS, participating in the pic was fun! 🙂

  6. Dr. Popovich,
    Thank you for the recognition. I am very proud of our system and all of the opportunities offered to Canadian employees. It has been a great career choice for me. I have been able to do so many wonderful things here at Henry Ford. I am grateful for all that the system offers professionally and personally. We have a great team, and I am left in awe many days, when I leave at the end of the day, to think of how we are able to have such an impressive, positive impact on our patients, and each other every day!
    Happy 4th of July to the USA. Another proud employee from Canada!

  7. Lucky I have the opportunity to work in “The D”. Love that I have the opportunity to enjoy both sides of the border. “Happy Birthday Canada”

  8. Oh, the ongoing walleye-pickerel debate between the neighbors. I prefer the walleye, a member of the perch family (in fact the largest of the perch), as opposed to the pickerel, a member of the pike family. That being said, I defer to my Canadian friends to call their fish by whatever name they wish.

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