Book Launch: Symbols of Canada

November 15, 2018
Book Launch: Symbols of Canada

Please join contributors Michael Dawson (STU), Catherine Gidney (STU), Kristi Allain (STU) and Donald Wright (UNB) to celebrate the publication of Symbols of Canada — a lavishly illustrated book exploring the history of 22 Canadian symbols including poutine, hockey, totem poles, the flag, Anne of Green Gables, maple syrup, and the canoe—Thursday, November 15 at 7:00 pm at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery. 

"Symbols of Canada" boils the country down to its syrupy core in symbolic forms that are reproduced not only on t-shirts, television , and tattoos, but in classrooms, museums, and courtrooms. They can be found in every home and in every public space. But where did these symbols come from, what do they mean, and how have their meanings changed over time? Symbols of Canada gives us the real and surprising truth behind the most iconic Canadian symbols revealing their contentious and often contested histories.

This is a free public event and all are welcome to attend.

Books will be available on sale for $30 while supplies last.