M.H. Velshi: Canada, awfully cold, but safe | National Post

M.H. Velshi: Canada, awfully cold, but safe | National Post
Three-year-old Zahar Murad waves flags as she watches the annual Canada Day parade in Montreal, Monday, July 1, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

It was January, 1974. We landed in a city with streets covered in snow, trees bare of leaves, its sky grey. It was a shocking contrast to Nairobi’s towering eucalypti, green lawns and bougainvillea covered in brilliant sunshine.

As we left the aircraft we bid farewell to a motherly flight attendant who had stopped to chat to us a few times during the flight and somehow made me feel that in choosing Air Canada I had taken a small step towards becoming Canadian. If everybody was as friendly as the flight attendant then we had nothing to fear.

via M.H. Velshi: Canada, awfully cold, but safe | National Post.

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