St. Patrick Day River Hike in Northern Ontario

I have waited for over two months to reblog this article, with a reminder set in my calendar. The location, Ontario, is near and dear to my heart, since it is where I grew up. Lakes, camping, hiking, and scenic highway drives were a way of life.

Besides, I like the toast. Read it below in True North Nomad’s article. And check out the snowy photos.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

True North Nomad

Someone once asked me where “my people” were from.  I quickly turned around to check and see if a crowd of folks had taken up behind me.  No one was within 10 feet of me, so with a quizzical brow I glanced back and asked, “my people?”.  I was perplexed by the question, totally unaware I had people.  “Your family didn’t originate from Canada – where were they from?”  Ohhhhh…. “my people”… my heritage.

If you look at the bottom of the Canadian Coat of Arms you will find four plants.  A fleur-de-lis or lily flower for France, roses for England, thistles for Scotland and shamrocks for Ireland.  Each symbolizes the founding nations of Canada.  If your family has been in the “land of the free” for any good amount of time then you’re bound to have most if not all of these countries in your family lineage.  I am…

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About Eva Blaskovic

I am a multi-genre author of literary fiction and fantasy, and writer of non-fiction articles on parenting, writing, education, health, and travel. My background encompasses both the sciences and the arts. I teach at a specialized clinic for learning difficulties and mentor young authors. In addition to writing and teaching, my passions are weather, Indian food, gardening, and music. I have played eight musical instruments and spent many years immersed in taekwondo and karate. In my youth, I was an avid canoeist. I was born in Prague, Czech Republic, grew up in Ontario, Canada, and moved to Alberta in 1988, where I raised four children.
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