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"Canada-eh" hugzz

Canadians opened their arms and their hearts to the world during the 2010 Winter Olympics, but more then hugging the world, we Canadians hugged ourselves for being who we are as a nation and as a people. On the streets of Vancouver there was wonderful celebration. We painted ourselves and dressed up in flags and hooted and hollered a lot and now we can do it all over again at the Paralympics, March 12th- 28th 2010!

What are ‘hugzz’?

Hugzz are simple, small natural clay figures of two people hugging that are handmade in Vancouver, BC, Canada.

What do they represent and symbolize?

They represent the spirit of friendship and community that we saw in these Olympic celebrations.

What is the ‘Canada eh’ hugzz?

This is pure fun – a way to express ourselves and depict what Canada means to us – moose? canoe? hockey stick? pine trees? maple leaf?

So run out and get a set of fine tipped permanent markers. Paint your own Canada hugzz and take a picture. Send it to us and we will post it on our blog.

Hey! What about this! Send or give this hug from Canada to a friend from another country along with a white hug for them to paint to send or give back to you. It’s all about giving and sharing – pass it on.

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