These words are from the first stanza of the national anthem of Saint Lucia. Inspired by our natural love for our beautiful island and the words of the anthem which further reminds us “where so ever you may roam, Love, oh love your island home” we believe that Saint Lucians living in Ottawa, Canada should form and establish an association to demonstrate our love for our native land and for each other.
We are also aware of the famous words “ask not what your country can do for you but what you can do for your country.” By virtue of the opportunities and resources available to Saint Lucians in Ottawa, Canada and which may not be as abundant in Saint Lucia, we believe that an association of Saint Lucians would maximize these resources to enable the educational, social, and economic development of our fellow Saint Lucians in Ottawa and in Saint Lucia.
Therefore, we also resolve to do for Saint Lucia what it has not done or been able to do for us. Moreover, this association shall wherever possible also reflect our unique historical and cultural heritage. The association shall whenever or wherever feasible or practicable focus and harness its resources to enable and/or facilitate human development of physical, social, economic, intellectual, professional needs of its members in Ottawa and Saint Lucian citizens in general, especially those living in Saint Lucia.