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Canadians are very proud and excited because the 2010 Winter Olympics will be held later this month in Vancouver. Much hope is riding on this Olympics because for some reason, Canadians have never gotten gold medals at the past two Canadian hosted Olympics (Montreal in 1976 and Calgary in 1988).
The emblem for this Winter Olympics is that quintessential Inuit symbol, the inukshuk. The inukshuk is a native loose stone sculpture/marker found in our northern regions. Inukshuk means "in the likeness of man". The main purpose of inuksuit (plural) is to guide travelers. They are also used as memorials or to indicate food caches - very important in an unforgiving environment. It is an enduring symbol of survival.
You Gotta Be Here in 2010 - Super, Natural British Columbia video. And that's just one province.
The inukshuk has inspired countless artists and jewelry artisans so here on this post are some of my favorites. You'll notice they are all Canadians!
So I know the current team in Vancouver will be busy indeed! Good luck to all the athletes (and no cheating!)
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