This past weekend February 25th, and 26th the Bloor-Yorkville community was host to the 2017 version of Ice Fest. It was meant to be a celebration of Canada's 150th birthday. Maybe I am expecting a bit much (as always) but couldn't we have included some other stereotypical Canadian images like igloos [seems an appropriate choice given the material being used].
With all that the Canadian landscape has to offer a single lighthouse, Inukshuk, and the falls with a barrel seems rather bare bones essential for describing what our country has to offer.
If all else failed couldn't someone have Googled "Canadian Inventions" and chosen to sculpt any number of objects. Certainly a gigantic Wonderbra sculpted out of ice would have created a titillating addition,
Seriously, I would have been blown away if someone had of carved a Canadian version of Mount Rushmore. This is the year for making statements. This is the year for teaching ourselves and others about what it means to be truly Canadian.