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Some personal memories from the speaker. Going from skid row to being awarded the Order of Canada to speaking at the Empire Club of Canada - how? With hope, vision and action. An illustrative story. More personal history and the story of "The Second Cup." Vision in Canada. First, the story of Peter Dalglish and his work with UNICEF and his tell of the World Health Organization and its work with AIDS relief. What the speaker and Mr. Dalglish created. Another story about Sierra Leone. The speaker returns to the issue of vision in Canada. Past visionaries. Looking forward to the next election. Effects on the speaker from his experiences in Sierra Leone. Reflecting on what we might be able to do for our country, our community, our family and for the world as Canada Day approaches.