Happy 143rd birthday! Thank you for being such a great country to live in. You keep me safe, thanks to those who defend it. You keep me healthy, thanks to our excellent health care system. You keep me informed and in touch with the world, thanks to people who keep us connected. You make a really nice home. You're really great to come home to after being away, always so welcoming and happy.
Thank you for the inventions of such things as penicillin, snowmobiles, and instant mashed potatoes. And thank you for the amazingly talented people who call you home, like David Suzuki, LIGHTS, and whoever created Aero bars.