Traditionally, they were used by the Inuit in the north as directional markers. An Inukshuk in the shape of a person signifies safety, hope and friendship. Inuksuit have been transformed into a symbol of hope and friendship that transcends borders to reach people all over the world.
Consequently, why was Vancouver chosen for the 2010 Olympics?
The Canadian Olympic Association chose Vancouver as the Canadian candidate city over Calgary, which sought to re-host the Games in Quebec City, which had lost the 2002 Olympic bid in 1995. On the first round of voting on November 21, 1998, Vancouver-Whistler had 26 votes, Quebec City had 25 and Calgary had 21.
Also, where was the Olympics held in Vancouver?
Who won the 2010 Olympics?
The Medal Counts
|Ranking ||Country ||Total Medals |
|1. ||United States ||37 |
|2. ||Germany ||30 |
|3. ||Canada ||26 |
|4. ||Norway ||23 |
Why do people build Inukshuks?
An inukshuk is a structure made of stones piled on top of each other. Inuksuit, or inukshuks (which means more than one inukshuk) were used for navigation in the frozen north where, in the snow, everything could look the same. A long time ago, hunters would pile rocks up to build a path with inukshuks on both sides.