ABOUT THE DESIGN OF STARBUCKS CANADA ICON MUG
Starbucks Canada Icon Mug front design features a Maple Leaf.
The maple leaf is the characteristic leaf of the maple tree, and is the most widely recognized national symbol of Canada.
The maple leaf finally became the central national symbol with the introduction of the Canadian flag (suggested by George F. G. Stanley and sponsored by M.P. John Matheson) in 1965, which uses a highly-stylized eleven-pointed maple leaf, referring to no specific species of maple. Earlier official uses of a maple leaf design often used over 30 points and a short stem. The one chosen is a generic maple leaf representing the ten species of maple tree native to Canada—at least one of these species grows natively in every province. The maple leaf is currently used on the Canadian flag, logos of various Canadian-based companies and the logos of Canadian sports teams. Examples include Air Canada, McDonald’s Canada, General Motors Canada, the Toronto Maple Leafs NHL franchise, the Toronto FC soccer club, and Wendy’s Canada (using the maple leaf in place of the normal apostrophe found at U.S. locations). It is also used by the Federal Government as a personification and identifier on its websites.
Since 1979, the Royal Canadian Mint has produced gold, silver, platinum, and palladium bullion coins, which are officially known as Maple Leafs, as geometric maple leaves are stamped on them
Canada is a North American country consisting of ten provinces and three territories. Located in the northern part of the continent, it extends from the Atlantic Ocean in the east to the Pacific Ocean in the west, and northward into the Arctic Ocean. Spanning over 9.9 million square kilometers, Canada is the world’s second-largest country by total area, and its common border with the United States is the longest land border in the world.
The name Canada comes from the St. Lawrence Iroquoian word kanata, meaning “village” or “settlement”.
In 1535, indigenous inhabitants of the present-day Quebec City region used the word to direct French explorer Jacques Cartier to the village of Stadacona. Cartier later used the word Canada to refer not only to that particular village, but also the entire area subject to Donnacona; by 1545, European books and maps had begun referring to this region as Canada.
REMARKS ABOUT STARBUCKS CANADA ICON MUG
Starbucks Canada Icon is DISCONTINUED. It is no longer available in Starbucks stores anywhere in Canada. The Canada Icon Mugs are MIC.