I hope you have time to watch this three minute video from Travel Alberta . It is called “Remember to Breathe” and it won the Diamond Award as the best entry in the film and media competition at the International Tourism Fair (ITB) in Berlin. The video is wonderful, though I might be a bit biased because I was born and raised in Alberta.
My Alberta – it is the fields behind our house where moose sometimes amble by and the neighbour’s horse curiously watches.
It is the field across the road where hawks hunt mice and deer feed.
Alberta is the cattle country that bumps up into the Rolling Foothills.
It is the jagged peaks of the Rocky Mountains that form the backbone of the province.
My Alberta is the Little Lake near our cabin – home of frogs and snakes, and a magnet for little children.
And it is the Sweep of Snow across our back yard each winter.
And they say once you leave you can’t go home.
Well now, I disagree, though at times I might be a rolling stone.
But there’s something so special about the places you know.
Oh, there’s no place like home.
– Colleen Peterson (Song from Work of the Heart, Quartette) –