Today is Father’s Day in Canada. It is celebrated on third Sunday of June every year.
It is a day to celebrate the father who made you or the father-figure in your life. With the pandemic restrictions easing across Canada, this maybe a time to visit the “fathers” in your life, give them a hug, spend time with them and do something special for them.
However, not all of us have our fathers with us. Many of us have lost our fathers, some of us recently due to COVID-19 and we are still grieving the loss of an important part of our being. On this day we can honor them, cherish their memories and celebrate what made them special.
For many first-generation immigrants, our fathers are not in Canada with us. On this day we remember their influence on us, how they built the person that we are and reach out to them through the use of technology to tell them that we value them and love them.
Fathers are not just who made you biologically but can also be the “father figure” of your life – someone who stepped up to play that role – a stepfather, a big brother, a teacher, a guide, a coach, a role model. Celebrate them on this day.
If you are fortunate to have your father with you, spending time with them and listening to their stories is probably the best thing you can do with and for them.
If you want more ideas, get inspiration from: CTV’s Father’s Day Gift Ideas https://toronto.ctvnews.ca/things-to-know-t-o/father-s-day-gift-ideas-1.5466203