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Celebrating Canadian Creativity

By D. Paul Schafer, Rock's Mills Press, Canada, 2016, 244 pages, ISBN-13: 978-1-77244-019-5

'Creativity manifests itself in a variety of ways. In some cases, it emerges in the creation of products, devices, and works of one kind or another. In others, it manifests itself in the creation of new activities, institutions, fields, industries, and firsts of many other types. There are no hard and fast boundaries for creativity and how it manifests itself in Canada or in other parts of the world' (Schafer, page 3).

In his new book, entitled Celebrating Canadian Creativity, D. Paul Schafer tries to show that Canadian creativity is not limited to the telephone, basketball, standard time or the discovery of insulin. On the contrary, it is spread liberally across virtually every domain of the country's cultural life, from food, clothing, shelter, transportation, and communications to the arts, sciences, education, sports, recreation, and the environment. Schafer traces Canadian creativity from its origins in the cultures of the indigenous peoples to the present day, not forgetting many creative contributions from immigrants and their descendants that have helped shape the modern world.

The book describes how Canadian creativity has been the foundation of both Canada's high standard of living and much admired quality of life. If creativity is the key to improving living standards around the world, as well as coming to grips with the planet's most difficult, demanding and debilitating problems, then, according to the author, Canadian creativity can serve as a model and inspiration for other nations, and as the principal means of ensuring Canada's future is as bright as its past.

To obtain the book, please visit: https://www.rocksmillspress.com/celebrating-canadian-creativity.html