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A portrait of Canadian optimism and diversity by artists and Apple

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A portrait of Canadian optimism and diversity by artists and Apple

Canada is not a melting pot, it is a buffet. We have a good time each and every fiber of the multicultural cloth that binds us in combination as Canadians — and this 12 months Apple is celebrating with us.

I wasn't born in Canada however I am Canadian. The land, from Pacific to Atlantic, from the frozen north to the American border towards which we huddle for heat, has formed the way in which I feel no longer handiest about myself however in regards to the improbable diversity of the folks round me. So too each and every Canadian.

We aren't easiest. We combat. We crumple. We are facing demanding situations. However similar to at the ice, we scramble again up and brace for the following combat, the following problem in combination, as a workforce.

That is why we have a good time Confederation Day — Canada Day — on July 1st. To remind ourselves of who we're, how we were given right here, and the place we are going subsequent. The dignity, the unpleasant, the actual north, robust and loose. And this 12 months Apple is celebrating in conjunction with us.


Apple has enlisted 3 Canadian artists to assist seize the inclusive and positive personality of their nation in A Portrait of Canada, a brief movie shot on iPhone and launched lately. Humble the Poet, photographer Caitlin Cronenberg and First International locations band A Tribe Referred to as Pink contributed their phrases, pictures and song. Their paintings used to be mixed with footage shot by iPhone customers throughout Canada.

Humble the Poet writes and plays unique phrases that talk to Canada's innovative beliefs. "Canada now represents an exceptional freedom. We aren't merely tolerant, we have a good time and reside diversity on our personal phrases," says Humble. "We're each and every distinctive, and it is that individuality this is our not unusual thread, connecting us to one thing more than ourselves. I am impressed by the instant we are in as a rustic, and as a other folks. My phrases are my contribution."

Caitlin Cronenberg's pictures and video include the sweetness and diversity of the country. "My imaginative and prescient as a certified photographer, and as a Canadian, used to be to in my opinion hunt down and discover the tales of this huge nation in the course of the distinctive lens of iPhone. We noticed the folks, we met the folks, we shot the folks and puts."

The movie is about to the monitor "Suplex that includes Northern Voice" by A Tribe Referred to as Pink, who incorporate musical traditions from their First International locations heritage into recent kinds. "We really feel it is so vital to be provide and concerned on this mainstream dialog round inclusivity," says Ian Campeau, a member of the gang. "Our roots, our variations and our historical past are vital as we identify a brand new day for the connection between Indigenous International locations and Canada."

Greater than a heritage second it is a heritage imaginative and prescient. And, because of generation like iPhone and iPad and Mac, it is one thing that any Canadian can shoot and percentage themselves. From the forests of British Columbia, to the good plains of Manitoba, to the towers of Ontario, to the seaways of Montreal, to the coasts of the Maritimes.

Each and every Canadian celebrates our nice country no longer handiest in combination however in some way that is uniquely their very own. This 12 months, take inspiration from Humble the Poet, Caitlin Cronenberg's images, and the First International locations song of A Tribe Referred to as Pink, grasp an iPhone or iPad and display us how you have a good time being Canadian.

Glad Canada Day to these right here at house and those that percentage the spirit of Canada all over the world.


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