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National Flag of Canada Day: A look at the forgotten runners-up to the beloved Maple Leaf

National Flag of Canada Day: A look at the forgotten runners-up to the beloved Maple Leaf

I truly believe that Canada is the best country in the world. No matter what I do in the next five go ten years I will always have my home in Canada.

I truly believe that Canada is the best country in the world. No matter what I do in the next five go ten years I will always have my home in Canada.

The flag of Canada was officially adopted on February 15,1965.The Canadian Red Ensign,bearing the Union Jack and the shield of the royal arms of Canada,was lowered and then,on the stroke of noon,the new maple leaf flag was raised.The crowd sang the national anthem O Canada, followed by the royal anthem, God Save the Queen.The stylish red maple leaf has been the national symbol of Canada for over 150 years. Red and white are the official colors of Canada, proclaimed by King George V in 1921.

The flag of Canada was officially adopted on February 15,1965.The Canadian Red Ensign,bearing the Union Jack and the shield of the royal arms of Canada,was lowered and then,on the stroke of noon,the new maple leaf flag was raised.The crowd sang the national anthem O Canada, followed by the royal anthem, God Save the Queen.The stylish red maple leaf has been the national symbol of Canada for over 150 years. Red and white are the official colors of Canada, proclaimed by King George V in 1921.

1911--A Canadian postcard marking the coronation of King George V in 1911, showing the Union Jack and a version of the Red Ensign with a crowned composite shield of Canadian provinces (the Crown version of the flag was unapproved by the sovereign)

1911--A Canadian postcard marking the coronation of King George V in 1911, showing the Union Jack and a version of the Red Ensign with a crowned composite shield of Canadian provinces (the Crown version of the flag was unapproved by the sovereign)

Canada's Provincial and Territorial Flag Stamps. Produced to celebrate Canada Day, July 1, 1979, this colourful sheet of stamp depicts the flags of the (then) 12 Provinces and Territories. Since then, Newfoundland and Labrador, here represented by the Union Jack (lower left), has its own new flag, and in 1999 the new territory of Nunavut was created.

Canada's Provincial and Territorial Flag Stamps. Produced to celebrate Canada Day, July 1, 1979, this colourful sheet of stamp depicts the flags of the (then) 12 Provinces and Territories. Since then, Newfoundland and Labrador, here represented by the Union Jack (lower left), has its own new flag, and in 1999 the new territory of Nunavut was created.

The flag of Canada was officially adopted on February 15,1965.The Canadian Red Ensign,bearing the Union Jack and the shield of the royal arms of Canada,was lowered and then,on the stroke of noon,the new maple leaf flag was raised.The crowd sang the national anthem O Canada, followed by the royal anthem, God Save the Queen.The stylish red maple leaf has been the national symbol of Canada for over 150 years. Red and white are the official colors of Canada, proclaimed by King George V in 1921.

The flag of Canada was officially adopted on February 15,1965.The Canadian Red Ensign,bearing the Union Jack and the shield of the royal arms of Canada,was lowered and then,on the stroke of noon,the new maple leaf flag was raised.The crowd sang the national anthem O Canada, followed by the royal anthem, God Save the Queen.The stylish red maple leaf has been the national symbol of Canada for over 150 years. Red and white are the official colors of Canada, proclaimed by King George V in 1921.

simple as that: Canada Day inspiration: 25 DIY ideas, crafts, printables and recipes for July 1st

Canada Day inspiration: 25 DIY ideas, crafts, printables and recipes for July 1st

simple as that: Canada Day inspiration: 25 DIY ideas, crafts, printables and recipes for July 1st

While there are tons of 4th of July activities that celebrate the American flag, I always find there's a serious shortage on Canada Day crafts for kids, so I've rounded up 25 great Canada-inspired activities to help you and your little ones flaunt your maple leaves and Canadian flags with pride this year. You'll find heaps of ideas for fun art projects, coloring pages, and party ideas in this list - who knew July 1 could be so much fun?!

25 crazy fun Canada Day crafts for kids

While there are tons of 4th of July activities that celebrate the American flag, I always find there's a serious shortage on Canada Day crafts for kids, so I've rounded up 25 great Canada-inspired activities to help you and your little ones flaunt your maple leaves and Canadian flags with pride this year. You'll find heaps of ideas for fun art projects, coloring pages, and party ideas in this list - who knew July 1 could be so much fun?!

1909 The Flag of Canada

1909 The Flag of Canada Original Antique Edwardian Print to Frame