#100happydays Day 46 Tomorrow’s Canada Day!

#100happydays Day 46 Tomorrow’s Canada Day!

Glenis has a beautiful Canadian flag flying in front of her house this week because tomorrow is Canada Day, the day we celebrate the tremendous privilege it is to live in Canada and the opportunities it brings to us.

The Canadian Flag a symbol of Canada that is recognized all over the world. A lot of Canadians don’t know how the Canadian flag came to be the brilliant red and white with the maple leaf. It was chosen from 100’s designs submitted to a parliamentary committee that was tasked with selecting our new flag.ย  It took them years to narrow the selection down to 3, a Red Ensign with the fleur-de-lis and the Union Jack, a design incorporating three red maple leaves, and a red flag with a single, stylized red maple leaf on a white square.

“The flag is the symbol of the nation’s unity, for it, beyond any doubt, represents all the citizens of Canada without distinction of race, language, belief or opinion.” Honourable Maurice Bourget, Speaker of the Senate Feb. 15, 1965

#100happydays Day 46 - Our Canadian Flag

Glenis’s beautiful Canadian Flag

The National Flag of Canada was approved by Parliament in 1964 and proclaimed by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II to take effect on February 15, 1965. It is a red flag, twice as long as it is wide, containing in its centre a white square bearing a red maple leaf. Red and white are Canada’s official colours and, with the maple leaf, are the symbolic elements found in the Canadian flag.http://www.pch.gc.ca

There is a lot more information about our flag on our government website, like the rules on how to respectfully fly a flag, and why we ended up with the 11 pointed maple leaf on the flag.

Happy Canada Day from the Blister Sisters!

 

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