Canadian Foods

July 15, 2020

This week we’ve been served some sizzling, steaming and scrumptious submissions. What a delicious and diverse celebration of Canadian cultural identity! Dishing out colour, flavour and pizzaz, your snapshot of our national plate couldn’t be more varied. We’re on the home stretch and there’s just one more theme to go, one last chance to snap up a $50 gift certificate. Congratulations to this week’s winners. Here’s a small slice of some of the tasty delights you can devour in our online gallery. 



Shannon Thiesen – Noodles

The best part of living in Canada is its multicultural makeup. I love that after living in Japan and moving back to Canada, I can still find my favourite foods here. Food is a fascinating mediator of culture, language, history, people and story. Food can build bridges.








Claire Lloyd – Pacific Spot Prawns

Here are some Pacific spot prawns from Steveston, B.C. My grandmother orders these at restaurants on special occasions. One time, after a steaming plate of prawns was set on our table, a prawn scuttled off the plate and onto the lazy Susan.






Colette Colgrove – Saskatoon Pie

Saskatoon Pie, the quintessential Canadian food! As kids we would go berry picking in the pasture or wherever the best crop of these wild berries were found, sometimes consuming more than we brought home. With fingers still stained with juice, we’d eat the pie as soon as we could, rewarded for our labours.






Ranu Chakraborty – Fish and Chips
Fish and chips is my favourite Western food because I really like fish, and fish and chips brings a new experience to seafood in a crunchy, delicious fashion. I usually get fresh fish and chips from the docks of Granville Island, from a fish shack called Go Fish. I visit Granville Island frequently, mostly to enjoy the weather and environment, get art supplies from Opus or get fish and chips from Go Fish. Sometimes I go for all of the above!






Pamela Hamilton – Mamma’s Spaghetti and Meatballs

Canadian food to me is my mamma’s spaghetti and meatballs. My mom is from New Jersey and she makes the best homemade spaghetti sauce and meatballs. She’s been living in Canada now for longer than she lived in New Jersey. I believe Canadian food is whatever you want it to be. Mamma’s spaghetti and meatballs reminds me of home and Canada is my home.






It’s almost the end of our Virtual Art Tour. The final theme is Cultures of Canada. From indigenous populations through to the newly arrived, our society is a beautiful and diverse tapestry. In this last push we want to overflow our gallery with artwork and stories which represent what your heritage brings to our nation. Let’s finish things with a bang and together, show off the vibrant, colourful patchwork of Canada in the biggest way possible!


To participate in the last challenge, Cultures of Canada, please visit for more information. Submit your entry through Instagram, Facebook, or you can upload it directly to our gallery using the following online form: All entries must be received by Monday, July 20 at 11:59 PM