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Canon 400D
Canon 70-200mm f/4.0L

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Nostalgic Art and Photography July 2009
Photographers of Canada, December 2009

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WINNER, A Place to Call Home – Flags of the World, April 2010
Top Ten, Challenge Accepted – Alternative Flags, May 2012

July 1st is Canada Day, so thought I’d be just a little patriotic, something Canadians aren’t particularly known for.
This is a flag I found many years ago, painted on barn boards.

I grew up in Scotland, but Canada has been good to me…so here’s to Canada Day!

The National Flag of Canada, also known as the Maple Leaf, and l’Unifolié (French for “the one-leafed”), is a red flag with a white square in its centre, featuring a stylized 11-pointed red maple leaf. Its adoption in 1965 marked the first time a national flag had been officially adopted in Canada to replace the Union Flag. The Canadian Red Ensign had been unofficially used since the 1890s and was approved by a 1945 Order-in-Council for use “wherever place or occasion may make it desirable to fly a distinctive Canadian flag”.12 In 1964,
Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson appointed a committee to resolve the issue, sparking a serious debate about a flag change. Out of three choices, the maple leaf design by George F. G. Stanley and John Matheson based on the flag of the Royal Military College of Canada was selected. The flag made its first appearance on February 15, 1965; the date is now celebrated annually as National Flag of Canada Day.3

Taken in Victoria, British Columbia!

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