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Delany's, Dundarave, West Vancouver, BC, Canada - 1 July 2014, Canada Day, fotoeins.com

Fotoeins Friday: Canadian Flag at 52, for Nation at 150

February 15 marked an important anniversary to which many Canadians still remain unaware.

On 15 February 1965, the present version of the Canadian national flag was raised for the first time outside Parliament Building in Ottawa. At the half-century mark, the flag shows no sign of aging, remaining fresh, new, and relevant to all Canadians who proudly wear the badge around the world. Canada marks its 150th anniversary as a nation in 2017.

More about the “red, white, & maple leaf” here.

I made the photo above in Dundarave Village in West Vancouver, BC, as part of my 16-hour photographic marathon on Canada Day 2014. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotopress at fotoeins.com as http://wp.me/p1BIdT-5Xs.

Canada flag, National flag, Canadian flag

Red, white, & maple leaf: the Canadian flag

The “red, white, and maple leaf” flag is now recognized around the world as a definitive symbol for Canada. The National Flag of Canada celebrates its 53rd birthday in 2018.

Whenever I’m back in Canada, I always get a warm feeling when I see the English and French signage in our airports or train stations, and the the red, white, and maple-leaf flag flapping in the wind. The sight of the flag tells me I’m home.

I’ve often asked myself: how old is the Canadian flag? Has the flag been around as long as the nation? Does Canada have a day to celebrate the flag?

Since 1996, the National Flag of Canada Day is observed annually on February 15.

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Happy 47 to the Flag (2012)

If the last 6 weeks being back in Vancouver has taught me anything, it’s that I miss seeing that flag, my flag. Happy 47th birthday to the Canadian flag.

Canadian flag, Flag Day, 47th birthday, City Hall, Vancouver

I made the photo above at Vancouver’s City Hall on 13 February 2012. This post appears originally on Fotoeins Fotopress (fotoeins.com).

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