Statement by Minister Guilbeault on 55th Anniversary of National Flag of Canada

From: Canadian Heritage

Today we celebrate National Flag of Canada Day. On February 15, 1965, Canada’s new flag was raised for the very first time as a symbol that unites all Canadians and reflects our common values. This marked the start of a new era for our country, an era that saw Canada distinguish itself through the courage, creativity, openness, passion and compassion of the people who live here.

Today is a perfect opportunity to show our Canadian pride and to celebrate the flag that unites us from coast to coast to coast.

I encourage you to celebrate National Flag of Canada Day by taking the photo challenge. Snap a shot with the flag and post your best photos on social media using the hashtag #CanadianFlag. You can also visit the Canadian Heritage website

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