We pack a lot into the pages of every issue of Kayak, but there’s always more great stuff we just can’t fit in. So join Teeka and Beau, our otter mascots, to find out more about the theme of each issue, or just pick up some random bits of Canadian history.

How to Make a Paper Poppy

Bright red poppies grew everywhere in parts of Europe where Canadian troops fought. They were made famous in the poem “In Flanders Fields,” written by a Canadian army doctor, John McCrae. In 1921, the Great War Veterans Association chose the poppy as a symbol of remembrance, which has been continued by the Royal Canadian Legion. You can use these directions to make your own.