Transcript of The Canada We Dream Of
Video length: 00:01:50
[Logo of Canada 150]
[Steep cliffs border a rocky coastline.]
[Text on screen: "2017 was a year of celebration, sharing and discovery."]
[Flowers cover the branches of a tree. The sun illuminates a forest of tall trees. A lighthouse stands atop a cliff in front a body of water that extends to the horizon.]
[Text on screen: "Throughout the year, people across the country shared their hopes and their vision for Canada."]
[Two farm buildings stand in the middle of a snowy property. Fishing huts are scattered across a frozen lake.]
Man 1: "In life, everything is a collaborative effort."
[A silhouetted person stands at the edge of a cliff overlooking a vast body of water. Clouds rapidly blow past a farm in the middle of a forested valley.]
Man 2: "You need to turn to other people for motivation sometimes and it’s okay to ask for help."
[The sun illuminates a downtown skyline behind a body of water. People wearing jackets and carrying bags walk down a city street.]
Man 3: "You know, you have to hold arms, and you have to walk in sync."
[Video footage shows smiling people of different ages and races: a man in a construction uniform standing on a dock, a woman standing on a sidewalk in Montreal, two young women standing outside a colourful storefront, an older man standing on a tree-lined driveway, a young girl wearing a colourful winter coat and hat, and a man holding a baby in his arms.]
Man 4 (translated from French to English): "A bunch of different cultures get together and that’s what creates the beauty of Canada."
[A man looks outside a window on which trees are reflected.]
Man 5: "All together, we have creativity, curiosity, collaboration and courage."
[A man standing in front of a building covered with metal sheeting crosses his arms. Another man standing in a city centre looks around at the surrounding buildings.]
Man 6: "Over the next 150 years we can employ the terrific intellectual capital that we have on this planet."
[A man gives a dance class to a group of boys. A smiling woman stands on a street corner. A young woman stands up on the mast of a boat and looks around. A young man adjusts his tie.]
Woman 1: "So if we’re really going to be serious about creating a better future for everyone, then we need to be looking at everyone. Including ourselves."
[Snow gusts down a deserted street in a northern village. Children play in a cave opening onto a beach.]
Woman 2 (translated from French to English): "What I hope for Canada is that we learn how to get to know one another, that we learn to live together."
[A man stands on a stage illuminated by floor lights with his back to the audience. A group of women stand together and some of them embrace.]
Man 7 (translated from French to English): "We all want to be loved and accepted as we are. That’s it."
[A group of young people with mobility assistance devices raise their arms in unison.]
Woman 3 (translated from French to English): "We really need to learn from everyone."
[A young woman smiles outside a storefront. An older woman smiles in front of a house.]
Woman 4 (translated from French to English): "People’s enthusiasm and positivity."
[Two people hug.]
Man 8: "I have a lot of hope for the future."
[The sun shines on a vast body of water bordered by forests and mountains.]
Woman 5: "As a country we have so much to work with."
[A group of people use their snow shoes to trace the shape of a Canadian maple leaf on the surface of a frozen lake.]
Man 9: "You can’t change what’s in the past, it’s frozen, but the future is to be decided and we can choose where we go collectively."
[Two children cross a suspension bridge overlooking a narrow body of water surrounded by a forest.]
[Text on screen: "Together, Canadians can do great things."]
[Text on screen: "Here's to the next 150 years."]
[Logo of Canada 150]
[Text on screen: "canada.ca/150", "#canada150"]
Narrator: "A message from the Government of Canada."