February 15 is National Flag of Canada Day
OTTAWA, Feb. 15, 2018 /CNW/ - Less than a week ago, we cheered on our Canadian athletes as they marched together proudly behind the Canadian flag at the opening ceremony of the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018. Today, as we continue to witness Team Canada's successes, we celebrate the 53rd anniversary of our flag.
Selected in 1964, the red and white design with the image of the 11-pointed red maple leaf at its heart made its first official appearance 53 years ago today, and quickly became one of the most recognizable and respected national symbols in the world.
Our flag represents the very best of Canada and all Canadians. Like our Olympic and Paralympic athletes, it stands as a symbol of honour, perseverance and courage.
As Canadians come together across the country and around the world to cheer on our athletes, I encourage you to celebrate this special day and post a selfie with the flag on social media with #Canadianflag.
SOURCE Canadian Heritage
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