Jacqui NashHigh River, Alberta
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Upon reaching the top of my climb in the Canadian Rockies, I am surrounded by a panoramic view of magnificent mountains. Awestruck by nature's beauty, a sense of freedom engulfs me as I see nothing but opportunity all around me. I realize this is what it means to be Canadian. I, Jacqui Nash—only eighteen years old from a little town in southern Alberta called High River—feel insignificant compared to the contents of my view, yet I feel honoured to be a part of it and I stand proud of the freedom we have in this country. Not only are we free to explore Canada's stunning lands—from the Rockies, to the east coast, to the west coast, to the most northern snowy land—but we are free to explore without fear of oppression or violation of rights; free to worship without fear of being killed; free to associate with fellow Canadians; free to learn and grow—I am free and I am proud of the values this country is built upon. Visiting the Rocky Mountains makes me realize I can feel the same freedom I feel in the mountains every single day no matter where I am in Canada because Canadian soldiers died to secure this country's liberty. This place makes me proud and grateful to live in Canada because it is a beautiful country because of its land, its constitution, and its people.