Monday, June 30, 2014

Canada Day in Brockville - the Birthplace of the Canadian Flag

A new Canadian Flag will be unfurled at the Maple Leaf Flag Memorial at 3 pm on Canada Day. The generosity of Mitch Golhar and the Smart Centres, will raise a 35-by-75-foot flag atop a 160-foot pole. This new Flag will become the largest, highest flag between Toronto and Montreal along the Macdonald–Cartier Freeway.
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Hot, and humid weather can be expected in Brockville for the July 1st festivities. There should be enough of a blustery southwesterly wind to get the new flag flying. The cold frontal passage with thunderstorms can be expected around 9 pm in the evening. Nature will provide the Canada Day fireworks!

One of the goals of the 50 Years of Our Flag Committee was to ensure that Canadians learned the history behind this iconic symbol and took pride in being a Canadian. We continue to work toward that end.
Some Flag Facts
  • The largest Canadian flag ever made was recently unveiled at a football game in Hamilton, between the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and Toronto Argonauts. The flag was 38x76 metres (125x250 feet), and required at least 80 pairs of hands to carry it on to the field. This flag is too big to fly but it will be brought on to the turf at Ivor Wynne Stadium, the Ticat's home base, for the start of every home game. A flag that size costs $15,000.
  • A larger flag is planned for Mississauga -over 300 feet in height with a 100 x 200 foot flag.
  • A flag in Hamilton is 160 high with a 35 x 70 foot Flag matching that of Brockville. 
  • A Flag similar to Brockville's is being planned for the Windsor waterfront. 
  • A 250x500 foot Flag has been made for Copps Coliseum but it is too large to fly.
  • The Flag pole on the 401 at Stevens Rd in Oshawa is 140 feet high and that Flag is 25 x 50 feet.

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