Designing a Heritage Fair t-shirt

I am working right now on designing the t-shirt for this year's Southern Alberta Regional Heritage Fair (May 5 here at the Galt Museum & Archives). This is the 16th year of the fair so we've had many different t-shirts over the years and I want something different for this year. So I decided to go with a quote -- a great Canadian quote about who we are and how we relate to our history.

It was interesting to research and see some of the different quotes. Below are some that I found including the one I used on the t-shirt. Which one would you use? If you want to know which one I picked, you'll have to drop by the fair in May.

  • Canadians are the people who learned to live without the bold accents of the natural ego-trippers of other lands. - Marshall McLuhan

  • Canadians have an abiding interest in surprising those Americans who have historically made little effort to learn about their neighbor to the North. - Peter Jennings

  • The US is our trading partner, our neighbour, our ally and our friend...and sometimes we'd like to give them suck a smack! - Rick Mercer

  • There are no limits to the majestic future which lies before the mighty expanse of Canada with its virile, aspiring, cultured, and generous-hearted people. - Sir Winston Churchill

  • Canadians have been so busy explaining to the Americans that we aren't British, and to the British that we aren't Americans that we haven't had time to become Canadians. - Helen Gordon McPherson

  • Our hopes are high. Our faith in the people is great. Our courage is strong. And our dreams for this beautiful country will never die. - Pierre Trudeau

  • I am so excited about Canadians ruling the world. - John Diefenbaker.

  • I am a Canadian, free to speak without fear, free to worship in my own way, free to stand for what I think right, free to oppose what I believe wrong, or free to choose those who shall govern my country. This heritage of freedom I pledge to uphold for myself and all mankind. - John Diefenbaker.

  • We'll explain the appeal of curling to you if you explain the appeal of the National Rifle Association to us. - Andy Barrie.

  • Let us be French, let us be English, but most importantly let us be Canadian! - John A. Macdonald

  • The beaver, which has come to represent Canada as the eagle does the United States and the lion Britain, is a flat-tailed slow-witted, toothy rodent known to bite of its own testicles or to stand under its own falling trees. - June Callwood

  • If you don't think that your country should come before yourself, you can better serve your country by livin' someplace else. - Stompin' Tom Connors

  • It's going to be a great country when they finish unpacking it. - Andrew H. Malcolm

  • Canadians, like their historians, have spent too much time remembering conflicts, crises, and failures. They forgot the great, quiet continuity of life in a vast and generous land. A cautious people learn from its past; a sensible people can face its future. Canadians, on the whole, are both. - Desmond Morton

  • Some Americans ruin it for other Americans. You know these Americans: "Oh, we're the best country on earth, and we do this better, and we do that better, and we're better at this than anybody else. Why does anyone want to kill us?" I don't understand. Cause Canadians, we're not like that. We're better than that. - Glen Foster.

Did you make your choice?