HAPPY CANADA DAY ~ JULY 1 CELEBRATIONS ~ KAMLOOPS, BC
The Maple Leaf flag was first raised on February 15, 1965 in
Ottawa, Ontario and is now seen all over the world as Canadians wave their flags.
“The flag is the symbol of the nation’s unity, for it, beyond any doubt, represents all the citizens of Canada without distinction or race, language, belief or opinion."
Honorable Maurice Bouget, Speaker of the Senate ~ February 15, 1965
July 1st is the anniversary of the date that
Canada became a self-governing dominion of in 1867. We celebrated Dominion Day until 1982 until it was officially named Canada Day in 1983. The special day is celebrated across Great Britain and beyond and the flag can be seen in all shapes and sizes to show our pride and colors. Canada
The flag is a symbol of pride and honor and should be treated with respect and take precedence over all other national flags flown in
. The only ones to take precedence over these would be for Royal Family members or Her Majesty’s 11 representatives in Canada . Canada
When flown with other flags, the National Flag of Canada should be in the center of a combination. This special display was during the ceremony for the Portraits of Honor in 2011 held in
Flag etiquette is not governed by legislation but by an established practice over the years. The etiquette information is here if you wish to check it out, but showing respect could be the number one rule.
When the National Flag is raised or lowered or carried past in a parade, all present should face the flag, men should remove their hats and all should remain silent. Those in uniform should salute.
Red and white have been the official colors of
since they were appointed by King George V in 1921. This Santa parade also had another great symbol of red and white appear when Santa Claus went by, and that symbol began much earlier than 1921. Canada
During our visits to the
we often see our Canadian flag flown alongside the American flag to welcome us there. It always gives me a special sense of pride to see our flag in another country, showing the ‘welcome mat’ and I’ve taken photos of many of them. U.S.
will celebrate July 1 with culture, art, music and festivities being celebrated. The day begins with a Lions Pancake breakfast and ends the day with a fireworks display after dark. Don’t forget the free concerts begin July 1 with Music in the Park from 7 – 8:30pm. All of this takes place in Riverside Park. See you there! Kamloops
Grandson wears the hat