A Father is What a Father Should Be 

A Father is What a Father Should Be
This weekend is Father’s Day, so I would like to say a Father means more then just being a Father figure of the family. 

It also means : 

1. Each Father has a responsibility to looking after the well-being of his family, loving his children and hopefully teaching them to become responsible adults, where they too, show carrying love towards their children.  

2. The Father shares the responsibility with his loving wife or partner, working hard throughout their lives, ensuring their children receive unconditional love ❤️, warm shelter, food, the right education, clothing and protection from harms way.

3. A Father’s responsibility doesn’t end when his children grow up but continues giving advice towards the well being of his children, helping them out as much as he possibly can. The only difference, it’s up to the kids to make their own judgment, striving towards a responsible adult. At first your kids don’t understand your advice, but later on (with life experiences) come to you and say,” Now I understand what you were trying to say Dad.”  

4. A Father is a Dad. A Dad is one that will teach you new beginnings, such as riding your first bike or tying your shoes. He will also take you on a journey, exploring what the earth has to offer, from hiking to the top of a mountain to camping ⛺️ within our amazing provincial parks.  

5. A Dad will show you how important education really is, by introducing you to the science pavilions across Canada 🇨🇦 , or where he may reside. He may help you discover a new science experiment or take you gold panning, learning the science of geology. 

6. A DAD is a loving DAD who cares for his children and wife or partner. 

7. A LOVING DAD hopes his children take the right path in the future, to look after themselves and their new family. 

8. A LOVING DAD sometimes will bite his tongue, knowing you may have made some wrong choices, but realizes you will figure out in the end, either by your own experiences or life’s roadblocks.

In the end, a LOVING DAD will always love ❤️ his family. 

Life is a journey and you’re sure to make mistakes along the way.  

BUT – 

What’s really important in life, is your FAMILY. A LOVING FATHER/DAD will teach you, FAMILY is everything. If you can’t trust your family, you’ve lost everything in life. FAMILY means trust, love and even forgiveness.  

AND – 

If your MOM and DAD taught you right, you know when’s it’s time to step-up-to-the-plate and help your mom and dad. It’s the cycle of life.  

SO – 

I hope I’ve been a good DAD teaching my kids right from wrong, leading them towards kind loving adults, expecting nothing in return. I also hope that they respect me who I am and understand I only want the best in their welfare, loving them forever. 
As I head towards retirement, my wife and I will now take this time to enjoy the fruits of our labour, seeing our grandchildren grow into responsible adults to continue on the cycle of life. I hope for the best in my children and their partners, as they continue on into a brighter future. My love to my family.

Love DAD 

By Bari Demers – screenwriter and storyteller plus Scifi Art Gallery from Canada 🇨🇦 

552 words ( writers count)

150 Years Canada – O Canada ! 


Welcome to Canada 🇨🇦! 
Happy 150 years Canada, as we take this year ( 2017) to celebrate the birth of the Canadian Confederation by our founding fathers of Federation. 

It all started on July 1 1867, when just four provinces (Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick) formed the new Dominion of Canada.  

  • A time when Upper and Lower Canada was the heart of Canada 🇨🇦 
  • A time ruled by the French and the English. 
  • A time when NWT (the Northwest Territories) filled Western Canada. 
  • A time when the Hudson Bay Company ruled the fur trade. 
  • A time when the Dominion Police formed (1868), quickly transforming itself into the bigger picture for Canada, the Royal Northwest Mounted Police (RNWMP) founded in 1873. 
  • A time when King Edward VII ruled. 
  • A time when the population of Canada was only 3,463,000. 

150 YEARS LATER 

Today Canada has ten provinces and three territories. Our honourable Prime Minister is Justin Trudeau. Today we are protected by the RCMP. Today we have a population of over 36 million, ten times that of 1867. 

Our identity is Canadian. 

Our love for Canada is the vastness of this beautiful rugged country, from our National Parks (such as Banff and Jasper) to each Provincial regional parks, holding fast to its everlasting beauty.  

O Canada —–> 

O Canada!

Our home and native land!

True patriot love in all thy sons command.

With glowing hearts we see thee rise,

The True North strong and free!

From far and wide,

O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.

God keep our land glorious and free!

O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.

O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.
Ô Canada!

Terre de nos aïeux,

Ton front est ceint de fleurons glorieux!

Car ton bras sait porter l’épée,

Il sait porter la croix!

Ton histoire est une épopée

Des plus brillants exploits.

Et ta valeur, de foi trempée,

Protégera nos foyers et nos droits.

Protégera nos foyers et nos droits.

I’m proud to be Canadian. I am proud to live in a country that allows us the freedom of choice. O Canada 🇨🇦 Strong and Free ! 

Happy 150 YEAR Anniversary Canada!

by Bari Demers

The photo above I captured while boating on Kalamaka Lake, Vernon, B.C. in the sunny Okanagan Valley.