As Canada Day slowly comes to an end in Germany, I can't help but wonder what it is going to be like for me the next time I am in Canada?
By now, most of my friends and family in Canada have found out about what I am doing in Europe. None of them have said anything negative about the Tar Sands Demonstrations Europe Project, but I have had some experiences in the past which lead me to believe some may misinterpret my efforts as anti-Canadian.
I grew up in the sleepy little town of Brooklin, Ontario (east of Toronto). Upon completing my history degree at Wilfrid Laurier University in 2004, I began a life of travel and work in Europe. I currently reside and work as a tour guide in Berlin, Germany.
After my experience as a traveller in Copenhagen, Denmark during the UN Climate Change Summit in 2009, I decided it was my time to stand up for the planet. I am the European organizer of International Stop the Tar Sands Day which will take place on June 18th, 2011 in Europe, Canada, USA, Australia and New Zealand to raise awareness about the most destructive energy project on the planet; the tar sands of northern Alberta, Canada.