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April 12 2008 Canadian Culture Newsletter


This is your weekly update from the Canadian Culture page at BellaOnline. My name is Melanie Hachey and I am the new editor. You can learn a little bit more about me here.Cape Enrage Lighthouse

This week's article is about Cape Enrage in New Brunswick. Cape Enrage is one of my favourite places to visit. It boasts spectacular views and exciting adventures - there's something for everyone! Click on the picture to link to the article.

Visit the Canadian Culture Forum to share any comments, questions, or thoughts about Canada, its people, and its culture.

This Week's Canadian Fun Fact

Despite Canada's reputation for being snowbound and wintery, we are neither the coldest nor the snowiest place on earth. According to Google Earth Extremes Series, those credits go to Antarctica and Mt. Baker in Washington respectively. The coldest average annual temperatures in Canada were recorded on Ellesmere Island in Nunavut and the largest accumulation of snow in Canada is on Mt Fidelity in Glacier National Park, BC.

What's Up Canuck? Your Weekly Canadian Trivia Question

Last Week's Question & Answer:

LacrosseWhy was lacrosse Canada's original official sport?

According to the Canadian Lacrosse Association's official website, lacrosse was chosen as Canada's official national sport in 1859. It was originally played by the Native American people, who taught it to the European settlers. The game took hold and by the time it was named Canada's national sport it was enjoying great popularity. Hockey, Canada's other national sport, has only been a national sport officially since 1994.

This Week's Question

What are Canada's top 10 tourist attractions?

Look for your answer next week.

Do you have feedback or questions for me? I'd love to hear from you. You can either start a topic in the forum or simply respond to this email.

I look forward to exploring Canadian Culture with you.

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