While we were in Niagara Falls I noticed symbols of Canada all around me because it is a tourist area, and it really filled me with a sense of pride. So, today’s post is fairly short and sweet – two pictures of Canadian symbols that make me smile. I hope they make you smile too (especially the one with my goofy husband)!
As the national animal and one of the national symbols of Canada, the beaver is depicted on the Canadian five-cent piece and was on the first Canadian postage stamp, the Three Penny Beaver. The beaver’s emblematic status originated from the fact much of Canada’s early economic history was tied to the fur trade in beaver fur, used to make hats fashionable in Europe.
The scarlet jacket and the broad-brimmed hat make an officer of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police one of the best known symbols of law enforcement in the world, and one of the best known symbols of Canada.
The RCMP employs more than 20,000 Canadians. It is the national police force. As well, it serves as the provincial police force in all provinces and territories except Québec and Ontario. These two provinces have their own police forces. As well, the RCMP has extensive ocean patrol forces, air patrol squadrons of airplanes and helicopters, a training academy, 8 crime detection laboratories, and 27 liaison officers stationed in foreign countries.
DId you ever watch the show Due South. Yay, Mounties! 🙂
I do remember that show, but I never really got into it, but I agree – Yay Mounties!! 🙂
I loved the character of the Mountie–understated black humor. But he always represented the mannerly Canadian. Obviously not a totally accurate stereotype. I know some unkind ones. 🙂
Not me though right?!?! I’m totally friendly and kind. 🙂
Smile it did! Where is your husbands hat? 🙂
LOL – that would have made the shot perfect!! Glad it made you smile. 🙂
I didn’t know the beaver was one of Canada’s symbols. I learned something today! Love the photos.
You see – not only can I organize, but I can also teach. LOL!!! Thanks TBM. 🙂
I really like these pictures! They’re fun and informative 🙂
I really appreciate that. Thanks!
Hahaha… a Moooonty!!! Soooooo cute!!! 😉 **
Maybe you will see some real ones in Canada. I’ve got an idea – you could dress up like one and send pictures back to SA. That would be hilarious!!