Adrienne Clarkson

September 14 2005

A joint meeting of the Empire Club of Canada and the Canadian Club of Toronto.
The offer of “The Clarkson Cup.” The speaker’s person reflections from 6 years of visiting Canadians and travelling through Canada from coast to coast to coast. The speaker’s role. The great diversity of Canada’s geography. The determination to visit as many of Canada’s most remote community. Getting to 50 Northern settlements. Canada’s North and its people. New arrivals to Canada and their place in it. Linking citizenship ceremonies to the Caring Canadian Award presentations. Challenges, and examples. Changing work. Canada as a young country, but not an immature society. Our heritage. Recalling some shadows. The strength of memory. Our soldiers. Some summary remarks.