Wednesday , 18 May 2022

Today is 57th Anniversary of the National Flag of Canada

At the stroke of noon on February 15, 1965, the Maple Leaf flag was raised for the very first time on Parliament Hill. On the same date in 1996, National Flag of Canada Day was declared. Today marks the 57th anniversary of the Maple Leaf, the most widely recognized Canadian emblem in the world.

Today is an opportunity to celebrate and reflect on what our national flag means to each of us. It’s a symbol of our culture and national identity. It embodies our rich history and the bright future we are building for our country. When we see the Maple Leaf, it reminds us of home—a home we all share.

Our pride for the Maple Leaf is always at its highest when we come together to celebrate our achievements. Whether that’s seeing our artists and creators being nominated for Academy Awards or when our Olympic and Paralympic athletes wear the Maple Leaf as they compete for the podium.

Let’s celebrate our Canadian flag, recommit to its meaning, and come together this year to cheer on our neighbours, friends, family, athletes, artists and creators who inspire us with their determination and resilience.

What does the Canadian flag mean to you? Let us know in the comments section.

About Arthur C. Green

Arthur C. Green is an award winning journalist and is from Whitbourne Newfoundland. Green graduated from the CNA Journalism Program. Arthur also studied Business Marketing and Political Science at Memorial University in Essex England and St. John's Newfoundland. Green has worked for such organizations as CBC, CBC Radio, NTV, Saltwire, Great West Media, CKLB Radio, River Radio, Vista Radio, and Postmedia. He also loves Jiggs Dinner and can fillet a Codfish.