Made in Canada
There are always wonderful objects of art that we have in the store that can not be categorized, hence this page. Please enjoy.
One of the most unique and unusual sights visitors to Canada see, is the Inukshuk. These "men of stone" were built in Canada's far north to show travelers the way, in a land that was featureless and wild. Other stories tell of the caribou hunts that were conducted by the native Inuit people. At one time the Inuit built Inukshuk in long lines on each side of the Caribou trail. The woman and children would hide behind the Inukshuk until the caribou herd came between the lines. The women and children would stand and start making noise and the caribou would start running in straight lines to avoid the people on both sides. The Inukshuk made it look like there were many people. The caribou would run right to the end of the trail, where they would be killed by the hunters with bows and arrows.
The Prairie Grain Elevators
A sight that is rapidly disappearing on the Western Prairies. The grain elevators have become a thing of the past. Many of these elevators now only exist in photographs and memories. Modern progress has deemed them obsolete and unusable and so they must come down.
Kevin Connolly of Calgary, Alberta has taken upon himself to photograph all the existing elevators, document them and make them available in a series of framed photographs, cards and fridge magnets. The "Galleria" carries this very extensive line of cards, magnets and some the larger framed photographs. These make excellent mementos of your visit to Alberta or are a wonderful way to remember the small town that you grew up in before the elevators were torn down.
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