History Inhabited for millennia byAboriginal peoples. Some had long faded the first European arrivals Discovered through archaeologicalinvestigations.
FLAG Known as the Maple LeaColors chosen by King George in 1921. Red: from the Saint Georges Cross. White: French royal emblem. The maple leaf
Maple leaf Paul Martin: The maple leaf is a symbol of duty, valour and pride. The leaf: symbol of Canada during the visit of thePrince of Wales in 1860. The song "The Maple Leaf Forever" written by Alexander Muir in 1868-> Canadas national song.
Currency The Canadian dollar 2007 was 7th most traded in the world.Abbreviated with the dollar sign $, or C$. It is divided into 100 cents.
History of the coin As a compromise, in 1853 the Assembly of Canadaintroduced the gold standard based on the British goldsovereign and the American gold eagle coins because they didnt want problems with America or Britain.
Typical sport HockeyIs a team sport played on ice,in which skaters use sticksto shoot a hard rubber puck into their opponents net.Canada was the fundator of that sport
History of Hockey Ice hockey evolved from games adapted to the icy conditions of Canada in the 19th century.Games of British soldiers and immigrants to Canada, influenced by stick-and-ball games of First Nations, become a game played on ice skates called now a days Hockey.
East coastCod fish, lobster, muscles, potatoes is really popular
Northern QuebecUse to eat old fashioned home cooking -roast beef, potatoes, stews (it gets prettycold and they have a lot of lumber jacks)
Southern QuebecSmoked meat, high quality cheeses, fish and Poutine (homemade french fries covered incheese curds and smothered in gravy)
Northern Territories -More big game is eaten here (moose, bison,etc). People in the native areas eat seals andlots of fish. They eat what they grow andwhat lives in the area because is veryexpensive to buy fresh veggies and fruit
CANADA’S ROLE IN THE COMMONWEALTH FAMILY Is one of the most developed countries in theCommonwealth, because Canada plays a very important role.
Contributions CommonwealthIs the Commonwealths second largest contributor, providing 20.12% : 20$ million annually.
Around the world is seen as a leaderin providing its people with the things that really matter in life.
Providing aid: They saiy:We live on the same planet and have a responsibility to help those less fortunate than ourselves Most people who receive our aid did not choose to be poor. Their problems are a product ofwar, climate change, or of destructive governments Foreign aid is like an investment in the future. We cannot expect an immediate return on thisinvestment but they will hepl us whenever they can.