Out of School: Canada 150th & Me

O, Canada! There’s a lot to love about our country. Here is a glimpse of our children’s Canadian inspired photo booth.

Canada’s name comes from a misunderstanding between Jacques Cartier and some Iroquois who were pointing to a village (for which they used the word “Kanata”). They were actually trying to identify the small area, which is present day Quebec City, but Cartier used the similar sounding word “Canada” to refer to the whole area.

Canada is full of unexpected named places and the teacher’s at Futurekids, an Out of School Program in Coquitlam, awakened the explorer in the children by challenging them to find the strangest named places in Canada. Here are some contenders! Which one do you think is the weirdest?

There are some foods that define a nation. For example; when people think of Canada, they automatically think of crispy bacon and sweet maple syrup. However, believe it or not, there are other foods that are actually invented here. For example; the staple dorm room processed cheese masterpiece, Kraft Dinner is a Canadian classic; also, the legendary no-bake Nanaimo Bar originated in Nanaimo, BC.

For Canada 150th birthday, our children at Futurekids, an out of School Program in Coquitlam, had their cake and it too!


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