Category: Canadian Symbols

The Poppy and Remembrance

The Poppy and Remembrance

Who, on hearing Lieutenant-Colonel McCrae’s stirring words “In Flanders fields the poppies blow…” doesn’t automatically think of The Royal Canadian Legion’s annual Poppy Campaign? It is, after all, at the very heart of their Remembrance Program. It is due in large part to the Legion’s annual November outreach to Canadians of all ages that we […]

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Canuck Quotes: The Canadian Flag

Canuck Quotes: The Canadian Flag

[ 0 ] January 14, 2011 |

. . all the rules the ordinary flag owner need pay attention to are few and simple. For him is just one flag that can properly be flown; that is the Union Jack. The Red Ensign, called the Canadian Flag, with the Canadian Coat of Arms in the field is proper only afloat. . . […]

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Trivia EH? The Canadian Flag

Trivia EH? The Canadian Flag

[ 2 ] January 12, 2011 |

The Canadian flag was officially inaugurated on February 15, 1965. The Flag of the United States was adopted in 1777. The current flag of the United States was inaugurated in 1959. Since December 18, 1964, the Union Jack is flown in Canada as a symbol of membership in the Commonwealth and allegiance to the Crown. […]

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The Maple Leaf

The Maple Leaf

[ 2 ] October 24, 2009 |

It’s believed that the maple leaf became a Canadian symbol as early as the 1700’s. Indians have been using the sap of the trees for food long before Canada saw ships on its horizon. Several groups used the Maple Leaf as a symbol in the 1800’s, including its use on the badge of the 100th […]

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Trivia EH? Great Seal of Canada

Trivia EH? Great Seal of Canada

[ 0 ] October 24, 2009 |

Made by the Royal Canadian Mint The seal weighs 3.75 kilograms which is 8.267 lbs. It is 12.7 centimeters in diameter which is 5 inches. Inscriptions are French and English whereas previous seals inscriptions were in Latin.

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Great Seal of Canada

Great Seal of Canada

[ 1 ] October 24, 2009 |

The Great Seal of Canada is not a cute furry ocean dwelling animal, it is a symbol used on all state documents for authority and authenticity. Documents such as proclamations, commissions of cabinet ministers, senators, judges and senior government officials. The Great Seal of Canada provides the formal sanction of the Crown to a document. […]

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The Canadian Flag

The Canadian Flag

[ 0 ] October 24, 2009 |

(Featured 2001) Canada’s longest battle was waged in parliament over the introduction of a uniquely Canadian symbol…..the flag. That is not to assume that a distinctly Canadian flag wasn’t considered before the maple leaf version was adopted…..the current design was actually discussed as early as 1919. Up until, 1945, the only “official” flag that Canada […]

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The Name “Canada”

The Name “Canada”

[ 0 ] October 24, 2009 |

Canada is derived from the word “kanata” which in Huron-Iroquois language means “village” or “settlement”. The word kanata was first heard by Jacques Cartier while he was requesting directions to Quebec City, which in 1535, was the Indian village of Stadacona. Cartier expanded the use of the word Canada to include all lands overseen by […]

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Trivia EH? The Beaver

Trivia EH? The Beaver

[ 0 ] October 24, 2009 |

Officially became a Canadian emblem when it received royal assent on March 24, 1975. The Hudson’s Bay Company got it’s start trading beaver pelts. It’s still in operation today and may be recognized as retail department store “The Bay”. The first Canadian postage stamp was the “Three Penny Beaver” in 1851 The beaver is still […]

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The Beaver

The Beaver

[ 2 ] October 24, 2009 |

You would think with the size and wilderness of Canada that the animal most associated with our country would be the moose, or the bear. But no, it’s the quiet, unassuming, hard working beaver………..actually, maybe it’s a perfect representation after all… But, how did the beaver become “our animal?” Famous enough to grace our nickel […]

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