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The Princess Margaret Wishes Canada A Happy 150th Birthday!

28/06/2017

Happy 150th, Canada!

Happy Canada Day! We've put together some videos celebrating Canada from the Foundation and from some of our doctors.

The Princess Margaret Cancer Centre is the largest comprehensive cancer centre in Canada and one of the top 5 cancer research centres in the world - and we could not do it without the support of generous donors like you.

A birthday wish from the foundation

Dr. Jennifer Knox on Canada Day Fireworks

Dr. Jennifer Knox, Medical Oncologist at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, shares a childhood story about her birthday and the Canada Day fireworks.

I'm actually born on July 1st. When I was growing up in Toronto, my dad used to tell me that the fireworks were for me. So, I don't know how old I was when the penny dropped and I realized that they were actually for the country and not for me, but I'm still embarrassed to this day. So it's very Canadian that I would be apologizing for that. I think I was in Grade Two. I was like, 'Oh my God, they’re not for me!'

Dr. Kazuhiro Yasufuku on Discovering poutine

Dr. Kazuhiro Yasufuku, Director, Interventional Thoracic Surgery Program, recounts one of the very first Canadian foods he ever ate: poutine.

When I came here in 2006 as a fellow in lung transplantation, we were down in the mall with my family trying to get something to eat and there's this poutine. And, you know, people are eating these french fries with, like, gravy and cheese. It looked kind of really nice. I know it's bad for you, but that was the first encounter, and it was better than what it looked like.

 

Want to learn more about Dr. Yasufuku and his work?

 

Watch "Cancer Can Change Everything - An Interview with Dr. Yasufuku."