The Canada Goose is a noble bird with many attributes that we on Main Street Markham admire.
The Canada Goose is naturally migratory, and Main Street Markham is right on a migratory path. We often hear the calls overhead from large groups of Canada Geese flying in V-shaped formation, signalling the transition in seasons each spring and autumn.
When they travel, Canada Geese work as a team. While flying you can clearly notice that the lead goose changes regularily, to share the burden.
A family bond begins at the nest, and Canada Geese mate and stay together for all of their lives. During migration, Canada Geese stay in family groups, and the parents fly with the young of the year. When a large flock of geese come in for a landing, you can often see the different family units peel off in smaller clusters before they alight, and they always come back to the same nesting ground each year.
The encroachments of development in our civilization, over-hunting and loss of habitat have resulted in a serious decline in the numbers of this bird in its native range. It's not uncommon in the new developments in our area to see families of Canada Geese wandering around parking lots that have been paved over what was once their natural breeding ground.
It is because of these values of loyalty, steadfastness, hard work, and teamwork that the businesspeople of Main Street Markham have adopted the noble Canada Goose as their mascot. We know you will appreciate the same values when you visit and do business with us on Main Street Markham.
More photos of the Main Street Markham Flock
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