It's a Balloon World After All - Canada

Hello everyone, Bonjour,

This week I am taking a virtual trip to my biggest country so far and the second largest country in the world, it is a land of mountains, vast forests and arctic tundras, this week I am taking a look at Canada.

The first thing I think of when I think of Canada is the Maple leaf, It has been an important symbol of Canada for many years and it may have first been used as a canadian symbol as early as 1700. In 1965 the leaf was most famously the leaf used on the flag of Canada and has been flown across the country ever since.

There are 2 National sports in Canada, the official summer sport is Lacrosse but I decided to make something to do with the official winter sport of Ice Hockey.  Now personally I hardly know anything about Ice Hockey, everything I know comes from 2 places, firstly from those few minutes I occasionally see at the various Winter Olympic games (this year I didn't see any). The second place I get to see things about Ice Hockey is from a few facebook friends (mainly Hal) They always say it is exciting to watch, as you can see I have made 2 Hockey Sticks and a puck.

The Moose is the largest member of the deer family and can be found all across Canada. In 1897 a Moose was discovered that was an amazing 2.34 m (7 ft 8 in) tall at the shoulders and it had an antler span of just under 2 metres (wow that really is huge). Generally they are calm animals however the females can get dangerous when protecting their young.

Finally when it came to making my little canadian character I really only had one choice of what to make, yes it had to be the Canadian Mountie or the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. The Mounties have such an iconic look, they are instantly recognisable with their bright Red Serge tunic and the wonderfully shaped Stetson-type hat, I really do think this is one of the most well known uniforms in the world.

Because Canada has 2 official languages (English and French) I shall end this post appropriately.

Until next week, Bonne journée!