I know the whole “I Am Canadian” speech word for word. I’m the first in line to get my face painted red and white on July 1st. I am the girl cheering loud and proud, wearing my hockey jersey, come Boxing Day when our youth step onto that ice to represent our country.


A guest post written by Widlene Earle’s step mom, Nikki. Vaden Earle will be at North Pointe Church on Sunday August 19th – 9:30am; 11:00am; 12:30pm. Help Vaden write the last chapter of his book by bringing Widlene home.


What Does Home Mean To You?

I am proud to be Canadian.

Growing up, Canada taught me that I was free to be anything that I wanted to be. Canada provided me a safe place to be educated and encouraged me to chase my dreams. Canada was my home and I was proud to be part of that family.

I got to thinking, what does home mean to me? Home means a place of love and acceptance. A home is a place of security. But does home need to be a location? Can we have those things without being in one place?

Facing Danger Away From Home

Canadian freedoms gave me an opportunity to travel. I graciously represented Canada and showed the world that it is not just a stereotype, Canadians really are that nice. I helped the less fortunate while sharing the message that Canada cares.

In my travels I was also honored to find the answer to my question. I found love, acceptance and security. Through a father-daughter combo, I found home and they became my family.

My family is now in danger.

Please Bring Me Home

Canada, we preach about helping those in need and we pride ourselves in providing a safe haven. So why now when Canadians need you most, do you turn your back? Why can’t my children feel safe? Why can’t they know the true north strong and free? Why are you making me choose between them and you?

You may be able to sleep at night turning your back on your family but I refuse to.

I love poutine, maple syrup and Tim Hortons. I stand in awe at the base of the Rocky Mountains. I smile every time I see a caribou, beaver or a loon; on money or in the wild.

I was proud to be Canadian.

Dear Canada, why can’t I come home?

See a feature length documentary on Widlene Alexis Earle.

Vaden Earle will be at North Pointe Church on Sunday August 19th – 9:30am; 11:00am; 12:30pm.

How can you help Widlene? See the Bring Widlene Home website. Download a book tour sponsorship package here. 

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APPLICATION: Please leave a comment for the Earle’s below, plan to be at North Pointe on Sunday August 19th and be informed about what YOU can do to save Widlene.


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Bob Jones

Author Bob Jones

Pastor at North Pointe Community Church for 28 years. Happily married to Jocelyn for 39 years. We have two adult sons, Cory and his wife Lynsey and their son Vinnie and daughter Jayda; Jean Marc and his wife Angie and their three daughters, Quinn, Lena and Annora. I love being a pastor and inspiring faith in Jesus through communicating, blogging, counseling and coaching. I enjoy running, reading, writing and ball hockey. Fan of the Esks and Pats. Follow me on Twitter @bobjones49ers

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