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.
Nova Scotia is one of Canada's three Maritime provinces and is the most populous province of the four in Atlantic Canada. Located almost exactly halfway between the Equator and the North Pole (44º 39' N Longitude), its provincial capital is Halifax. Nova Scotia is the second-smallest province in Canada, with an area of 55,284 square kilometres, including Cape Breton and some 3,800 coastal islands.