Crash Course in Canadiana

I know that working your way through the latest tome from Lonely Planet isn’t for everyone, that’s why I’m bringing you this…

In just under three minutes, you can take in some landmarks, pick up some of the lingo (eg.two-four: a case of beer containing 24 bottles) AND gain an insight into the Canadian psyche. Oh, and you’ll be all prepared to sock it to ’em on the dance-floor when you hit the town of an evening! Perfect!

Whitby Shores, Whitby, Ontario

By Aisha Ashraf

An autistic Irish immigrant in a cross-cultural marriage, Aisha Ashraf is the archetypal outlander, writing to root herself through place and perspective. Published in The Rumpus, The Maine Review, River Teeth, HuffPost and elsewhere, her work explores the legacy of trauma, the nature of being an outsider and the narrow confines of belonging. She currently lives in Canada.

5 comments

  1. I didn’t know I wanted to be Canadian, but now I realize I do. This is too cool to overlook. I’m still skipping goose poop and raising the cup! Thank you for this moment of enlightenment!

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