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"O CANADA" HAPPY CANADA DAY!

"O CANADA" HAPPY CANADA DAY!
Vancouver, BC, July 1, 2021

Happy Canada Day!

Today on Canada Day, you will see it proudly flying throughout the country. Maybe you’ve waved a paper hand flag on Canada Day, or worn it as a pin on your jacket. Maybe you’ve even sewn one on to your travel backpack! Regardless of where you see it, the National Flag of Canada stands out both at home and abroad as one of the most striking and recognizable symbols representing Canada.

The History of the Canadian Flag
It may surprise you to learn that our flag is relatively young and that it has an eventful history. While the quest for a national flag for Canada dates back to the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the flag as we know it today emerged in 1965.

Canadian Red Ensign
In the years prior to 1965, several attempts were made to consider possible designs for a national flag, however the projects were always shelved for various reasons. As a compromise, the Canadian government chose to keep the Union Jack as the national flag and to fly the Canadian Red Ensign (see picture, the version of the Canadian Red Ensign used from 1957 until 1965) from government buildings.

1965:  A New National Symbol Is Reavealed
In 1960, Lester B. Pearson, then Leader of the Opposition, declared that he was determined to solve what he called “the flag problem.” Pearson began by proposing a flag design featuring a sprig of 3 red maple leaves. After considering a few thousand designs,  the responsible committee voted for the design that we know today, the single maple leaf on a white square on a red background.

Find more interesting facts about Canada Day in this article: 
https://mybrilliantstar.com/blogs/news/happy-canada-day-2020


We hope you enjoyed the little background story - enjoy the holiday! 
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Your MyBrilliantStar Team


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