Our Flag

On February 15, 1965, our national flag was raised for the first time on Parliament Hill. That was 50 years ago today.

It's the only Canadian flag I've ever known and I can't imagine an alternative. It's always been there, a great source of pride.

Here's a few pics I've taken of our flag over the years, in honour of the 50th anniversary of the National Flag of Canada.

I snapped this pic of our flag at Chudleigh's Farm on October 9, 2005.

O Canada

I took this shot before a Leafs game on October 30, 2006.

The Rafters

This photo was taken just last summer. It's my daughter at Canada's Wonderland as Snoopy opened the park for the day.

Canada's Wonderland is perfectly empty this morning

And last but not least, this might be my favourite of all. I took it from underneath the giant Canadian flag we passed overhead as we sang O Canada prior to the World Junior final between Canada and Russia. We won gold that glorious January 5, 2015 night and everyone wore a red maple leaf.

Canada vs.  Russia

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happy 50th to our beautiful flag. the star did a nice 5 piece story this week, digging up some of the entries and stories that were submitted to the government at the time. all entries have been saved in the national archives.

February 15, 2015 @ 10:51 AM

this guest

Beautiful flag.

February 15, 2015 @ 8:19 PM

this guest

Nice pics. That Chudleigh farm image looks like the War of 1812.
Or some sort of 'outpost.'
Which is an interesting juxtaposition with our 'new' flag.

February 16, 2015 @ 8:27 AM

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