Did you know that Canada is celebrating it’s 150th birthday this year?
I am very proud of my American (and Irish) heritage, and as a child living in the Boston area during the 1976 United States Bicentennial I had an immersive experience learning about the founding of our country.
I also consider myself lucky to have spent part of my life in Canada.
My husband and I have traveled across this huge country capturing amazing memories, many nature-related: sitting on the shore in stunned silence for over an hour watching a pod of whales frolic in Tadoussac, Quebec; meeting a bear in the wilds outside Tofino, British Columbia; wondering at the power of water in Niagara Falls, Ontario (and leaving a small donation at the casino!); watching Russian bathing suit models freeze in the ocean spray at Peggy’s Cove, Nova Scotia; and admiring the resiliency of Newfoundlanders in their rugged environment.
You, too, can celebrate and learn more about Canada through coloring! Here are some of my favorites:
Napachie Pootoogook: A Celebration of Inuit Life Drawings from Cape Dorset
Cape Dorset is a small town in Nunavut, a territory in the Canadian Arctic. It gets very cold there, and the native people of the area are called Inuit. Cape Dorset is also home to a multi-generational community of gifted graphic artists. Their printmaking studios have been in continual operation since 1959, producing unique, captivating, and powerful images based on drawings of traditional and modern Inuit life. This coloring book is a wonderful opportunity to use your coloring to bring to life traditional Inuit practices, clothing, and history in a flowing, energetic style.
Canada 150 Colouring Book
Celebrate Canada’s birthday with 150 scenes fromthat illustrate the beauty of the country. This book has 150 designs on 300 pages.
Canada to Colour
From Green Gables in Prince Edward Island to the rugged coast of British Columbia to the majestic North, colour your way across Canada with scenes that capture our country from coast to coast to coast. 128 pages.
National Parks of Canada Colouring Book
Discover Canada’s stunning, natural beauty with scenes from all of Canada’s beloved national parks, including Gros Morne, Fundy, Point Pelee, Jasper, Banff, Auyuittuq, Ivvavik and Pacific Rim. 128 pages of pictures printed on one side. Some have animals and some are scenery. The illustrations are detailed, but you don’t need to color every little space – use the line work as texture effects.
The Canadian Backwoods Colouring Book
The lush beauty of Canada’s wildlife and landscape is brought to life in a colouring book along with passages from poetry and literature. This unique book includes 40 gorgeous illustrations paired with short from some of Canada’s most beloved poets and writers, including Lucy Maud Montgomery.
Interested in learning more about Canada in a fun way? Check out Pawsitive Living’s post on some fun books about Canada and enter her giveaway to win a couple of them!
To celebrate #Canada150 I am giving away a copy of the beautiful – and beautifully-made – Canada 150 Colouring Book & a 36-count pack of Prismacolor Premier colored pencils.
Simply follow the instructions in the Rafflecopter form below to enter, and be sure to visit every day for additional chances to win! The giveaway is open worldwide (except as prohibited by law), starts today, June 10th and closes on June 30th.
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Good luck to all!