NMI Spin: Canada, Ours to Discover
After two years of being stuck in Canada, you think we’d be tired of this place, but the truth is the pandemic opened our eyes to even more reasons of why we love being a Canadian company.
“FROM THE ARCTIC CIRCLE TO THE GREAT LAKE WATERS” – The Travelers
Having limited ability to travel beyond our own country throughout the pandemic encouraged many people to explore and experience the beauty of Canada. From coast-to-coast-to-coast, each province has its own vibe and culture that still somehow weaves all together into this tossed salad we call home.
Susan’s retirement plan: Banff, Alberta
Dahlia’s retirement plan: Duncan’s Cove, Nova Scotia
Navin’s retirement plan: Kelowna, British Columbia
“BUD THE SPUD FROM BRIGHT RED MUD” - Stompin’ Tom Home to some of the best wineries, breweries, and possibly one of the most underrated food scenes (no, we aren’t talking about Tim Biebs). Maple syrup, bannock, nanaimo bars, poutine, ketchup chips, and Caesars are a few of the homegrown classics but what makes the food here truly special is the multiculturalism – folks have moved here from all over the world and continue to share pieces of their delicious culture with us. It’s incredible to have access to cuisine from every country that’s only a phone call away! Gotta eat here:
Roasted chicken from Reign, Fairmont Royal York, Toronto, ON – Susan
Donair from King of Donair, Halifax NS – Dahlia
Tasting menu from Restaurant Lawrence, Montreal QC – Navin
Gotta drink here:
Bench brewing company, Beamsville ON – Susan
Between The Lines Winery, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON – Dahlia
Cowbell brewery, Blythe ON – Navin
“NO DRESS REHERSAL, THIS IS OUR LIFE” - The Tragically Hip
When you’re talking about our nation how can you not talk about all the incredible talent who proudly waves the Canadian flag? From our musicians to our athletes, actors, writers, and artists – there is no shortage of people to brag about. If you don’t know these names – look it up.
Susan’s Favourite Flag Bearers: Chris Hadfield, Ryan Reynolds, Michael Bublé
Dahlia’s Favourite Flag Bearers: Seth Rogan, Neil Young, Celine Dion
Navin’s Favourite Flag Bearers: Drake, Christine St. Claire, Mike Myers
“TRUE NORTH STRONG AND FREE” – O Canada
Watching the rest of the world from our homes throughout the pandemic was a humbling reminder that we live in a wonderful country where we are safe and free to be ourselves and that’s something we do not take lightly.
Wishing all our fellow Canadians a perfect long weekend in their igloos, surrounded by polar bears and moose. Cheers, friends.
We acknowledge that the land on which New Moon Ideas is situated is the lands traditionally used by the Haudenosaunee, Anishinaabe, and Neutral people. We also acknowledge the enduring presence and deep traditional knowledge, laws, and philosophies of the Indigenous people with whom we share this land today. We are all treaty people with a responsibility to honour all our relations.