Flag of Canada Day Calendar of Events

National Flag of Canada - Calendar of Events
ProvinceCityHostActivityVenueDate and TimeFor Additional Information
British Columbia Victoria The Honourable Judith Guichon,
Lieutenant Governor of
British Columbia
Outdoor ceremonial flag raising with army, air and sea cadets in front of Government House followed by entertainment and refreshments in the Ballroom Government House
1401 Rockland Avenue
February 15 1:30 p.m. Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia
British Columbia Prince George Government of Canada with City of
Prince George and 2015 Canada Winter Games Host Society
Outdoor ceremonial flag raising City Hall
1100 Patricia Blvd
February 15
11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
City Hall
(250) 561-7600
British Columbia Prince George Government of Canada There will be an outdoor booth with a selfie station where visitors will be encouraged to have their picture taken in order to create a Canadian flag mosaic. Canada Games Plaza
808 Canada Games Way
February 15
12:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Contact by email at
danielle.carr@canada.ca
British Columbia Vancouver Canadian Club Vancouver Breakfast celebrating the 50th anniversary of the flag and the 5th anniversary of the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic Games¸
Speakers: Senator Nancy Greene and John Furlong
Vancouver Convention Centre West February 12
7:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Cost: early birds before Feb. 6
Member 50$ and Non-Member 60$ After Feb. 6
Member 60$ and Non –Member 70$
You can also register on line
British Columbia Vancouver Vancouver Canucks The Vancouver Canucks, who are host to the Minnesota Wild, will celebrate the 50thanniversary of the National Flag in the pre-game show. Rogers Arena
800 Griffiths Way
February 16
7:00 p.m.
Vancouver Canucks website
Alberta Edmonton The Honourable Donald S. Ethell, Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Flag Day event and filming for a documentary on what the national flag means to Canadians Government House Centennial Square February 15
10:00 a.m.
Lieutenant Governor of Alberta website
Alberta Edmonton The Honourable Colonel (Ret'd) Donald S. Ethell, Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Ceremonial raising of the National Flag of Canada on the 50th anniversary of the adoption of the flag.
His Honour The Honourable Colonel (Ret'd) Donald S. Ethell, Lieutenant Governor of Alberta, The Honourable Gene Zwozdesky, M.L.A. Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta and 395 Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron will be present.
Government House Centennial Square February 15
9:40 a.m. to 10:05 a.m.
Lieutenant Governor website
Alberta Calgary Calgary Flames The Calgary Flames will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the National Flag of Canada at the pre-game show as they host the Vancouver Canucks Scotiabank Saddledome
555 Saddledome Rise SE
February 14
8:00 p.m.
Calgary Flames website
Saskatchewan Regina The Honourable Vaughn Solomon Schofield, Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan Event to launch “Celebrate the Flag!” exhibition including an interactive touch table where you can create your own flag, and a video booth to record your Canadian story. Government House
4607 Dewdney Avenue
February 13
1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Exhibition on view until September 30

Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan website
Manitoba Winnipeg Government of Canada and
Canadian Museum for Human Rights
Outdoor ceremonial flag raising Indoor – Hot chocolate and Flag Day Programming Canadian Museum for Human Rights,
85 Israel Asper Way
February 15
11:30 a.m.

Canadian Museum for Human Rights website

Telephone: (204) 289-2000

Manitoba Winnipeg The Honourable Philip S. Lee,  Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba Launch of a Canada Flag 50th Anniversary Exhibition Rotunda of the Manitoba Legislative Building
450 Broadway
February 4 at 1:00 p.m. Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba website
Manitoba Winnipeg The Honourable Philip S. Lee, Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba Canada Flag 50th Anniversary Exhibition Rotunda of the Manitoba
Legislative Building
450 Broadway
On view from February 4 to 27, 2015.
Check for opening
hours

For groups of ten or more, tour guides are available by appointment only
(204) 945-5813

Visit website for reservation

Manitoba Winnipeg Winnipeg Jets The Jets, who are host to the Edmonton Oilers, will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the National Flag in the pre-game show. MTS Centre
345 Graham Ave
February 16
7:00 pm
Winnipeg Jets website
Ontario Toronto The Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario A citizenship ceremony for 150 new Canadians; a human flag of 2015 Canadians (photo by Ed Burtynsky by invitation only); video recording of testimonies from Canadians about the flag to be posted online and included in an exhibition later in June. Mattamy Athletic Centre
50 Carlton Street
February 13
8:00 a.m to
11:30 a.m.
Lieutenant Governor of Ontario website
Ontario Toronto CN Tower Take a selfie with the flag at the CN Tower! On the evening of Feb 15 the CN Tower will be lit in the colours of the national flag in honour of the flag’s 50th anniversary! CN Tower
301 Front Street
February 13-15
10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
CN Tower website
Ontario Ottawa Government of Canada Outdoor event, ceremonial flag raising, unveiling of collector’s commemorative stamp and coin marking the 50th anniversary of the flag and a citizenship reaffirmation. Outdoor photo exhibition and ice sculpture on view. Public celebration includes birthday cake! Confederation Park
100 Elgin Street
February 15
10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Government of Canada Website
Ontario Ottawa Library of Parliament Exhibition: Defining Moments: Adoption of the Flag - this exhibit explores the role of parliament in the debate over a new flag design and the selection of the maple leaf. Volumes of Hansards recording the debates in the Senate and House of Commons are on display, alongside documents from the Special Committee that recommended the design. Parliament Hill
Wellington Street
February 2015 to January 2016
Can only be visited while on Public Tour
Visit Parliament Hill website for tour times
Ontario Ottawa Ottawa Senators The Ottawa Senators who are host to the Edmonton Oilers will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the National Flag of Canada during the pre-game show. Canadian Tire Center
100 Palladium Drive
February 14
2:00 p.m.
Ottawa Senators website
Prince Edward Island Charlottetown Charlottetown Islanders and the
Government of Canada
There will be a special celebration of the 50th anniversary of the flag during the Charlottetown Islanders home game against the Shawinigan Cataractes. Spectators are encouraged to wear red & white in honour of the Canadian Flag's 50th anniversary. They will be given Canadian flag promo items to display proudly. Eastlink Centre
48 Kensington Road
February 14
7 p.m.
website of the Charlottetown Islanders Telephone: (902) 892-7349 Admission:
Adults : $16
Seniors: $14
Students $9
12 yrs and under : $7
Prince Edward Island Charlottetown Strathgartney Chamber Orchestra To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of our Canadian Flag, the Orchestra (link to Facebook Page) is staging a presentation of “Canada, Our Dear Home” featuring soprano Sylvia Abikhattar-Mutch and composer/director Leo Marchildon. Attending the festivities will be the Honourable Lieutenant Governor Frank Lewis and Mayor Clifford Lee. Commemorative flags and pins will be given to all attendees. Be sure to arrive early as the last concert was standing room only. Rodd Charlottetown Hotel
75 Kent Street (Georgian Room)
February 15
2:30 p.m.
Visit Strathgartney Chamber Orchestra website
Quebec Gatineau Museum of History OUR FLAG AT 50 – Get a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the creation of our most iconic emblem, with never-before-exhibited paintings, rare artifacts, and fascinating photographs. This display includes the first known depiction of the flag as it exists today, and illustrates how supporters of a distinctive Canadian flag developed a simple and symbolic design. Special Exhibitions Corridor
Museum of History
100 Laurier Avenue
February 6 to July 5, 2015
Check for opening hours
Museum of History website
Quebec Québec City Parks Canada Youth taking part in the activities at the Artillery Park Heritage Site will be invited to draw a picture on the 50th anniversary of the flag theme. Prizes will be awarded. Their pictures will also be posted in the Arsenal Foundry. Artillery Park Heritage Site
2 D' Auteuil Street
February 14-15
11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Quebec Winter Carnaval website

Parks Canada in Québec City
(418) 648-7016

Quebec Québec City Hockey Canada Hockey Canada’s Century Tour celebrating 100 years of Hockey Canada will be at the Québec Winter Carnival hosting a Flag Day event. The caravan featuring a fully-interactive hockey experience will include a photo booth where visitors will be able to take their picture with the Canadian flag as a backdrop. Plains of Abraham February 15
12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Quebec Québec The Honourable Pierre Duchesne,
Lieutenant
Governor of Québec
Indoor flag-raising ceremony with participation from the Royal Canadian sea cadets 08 Champlain, de la Musique des Voltigeurs de Québec and the naval reserve. The travelling exhibition on the history of the National Flag of Canada will be on view. Light refreshments will be served following the ceremony. HMCS Montcalm
170 Dalhousie Street
February 15 12:00 p.m. Lieutenant Governor of Quebec website Jacques Boucher Telephone: (418) 643-5385
Quebec Courcelette Canadian Armed Forces There will be a ceremonial flag-raising marking the 50th anniversary of the National Flag of Canada following the National Cadet Biathlon Championship medals ceremony. Myriam-Bédard Biathlon Center
Valcartier Military Base
February 15 3:00 p.m. Major Sonia Nadeau
Telephone: (514) 501-0902
Quebec Laurier Station Cadets Squadron 544 Indoor flag-raising ceremony followed by cake. École La Source
139, de la Station Street
February 13
8:30 p.m.
Captain Éric-Michel
Beaulieu
Telephone: (418) 831-3328
Quebec Québec – province-wide The Honourable Pierre Duchesne, Lieutenant Governor of Québec A travelling exhibition on the National Flag of Canada The exhibit will start in Québec City and travel to different Québec municipalities From February 11 to March 8 Lieutenant Governor of Quebec website
Telephone: (418) 643-5385 or 1 866 791-0766
Quebec St-Sauveur Municipality of
St-Sauveur
Flag Changing Ceremony City Hall
1, place de la Mairie
February 15
10 :30 a.m.
Caroline Dufour
Municipality of St-Sauveur
Telephone : (450) 227-4633 Ext. 2123
Quebec Montréal Montreal Canadiens The Montreal Canadiens and their fans will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the National Flag of Canada at the pre-game show as they host the Toronto Maple leafs! Bell Centre
1909 Canadiens-de-Montréal Avenue
February 14
7 p.m.
website of the Montreal Canadiens
514 932-2582
New-Brunswick Fredericton The Honourable Jocelyne Roy Vienneau, Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick Flag-Raising ceremony Veterans Health Unit, Doctor Everett Chalmers Regional Hospital, Horizon Health
680 Priestman St
February 13
1:00 p.m.
View website for information
Telephone: (506) 453-2505
New-Brunswick Fredericton The Honourable Jocelyne Roy Vienneau, Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick “Fifty Years of our Flags – Canada and New Brunswick” Flag exhibit showcasing the 50th anniversary of both the Canadian and New Brunswick flags. Government House
51 Woodstock Road
February 15
1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
On view until March 31
Regular hours: Monday to Friday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Telephone: (506) 453-2505
School and group tours are available by booking in advance.
New-Brunswick Fredericton The Honourable Jocelyne Roy Vienneau, Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick Flag raising ceremony as part of National Inclusive Schools event Government House
51 Woodstock Road
February 13
11:00 a.m.
Visit the New-Brunswick Lieutenant Governor website for more information
Telephone: (506) 453-2505
New-Brunswick Sackville Mount Allison University with Town of Sackville Community Celebration on Campus – 50th anniversary of the National Flag
A reception in honor of Sackville’s own George Stanley, a designer of the flag, in support of “Paws fur Thought”, a donations over $10.00 will receive a tax benefit.
Tweedie Hall
60 York Street
February 13
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Visit Sackville website for more information
Telephone: (506) 364-4930
New-Brunswick Sackville Sackville Storm Junior ‘B’ Hockey Team FLAG NIGHT
Come cheer on the Sackville Storm who are host to the Hampton Hurricanes. The Stanley family will be present for the opening puck drop and the first 100 people through the door will receive a free hockey puck stamped with the Canadian Flag! Bring a Canadian flag with you to add to the fun!
Tantramar Veterans Memorial Civic Centre
182 Main Street
February 13
8:30 p.m.
Telephone: (506) 364-4930
Visit Sackville website for more information
New-Brunswick Fredericton The Honourable Jocelyne Roy Vienneau, Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick Flag exhibit showcasing the 50th anniversary of both the Canadian and New Brunswick flags. Government House
51 Woodstock Road
February 15 to March 31, 2015
Check for opening hours
Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick website
Newfoundland and Labrador St. John’s St. John’s Ice Caps and the Government of Canada St. John’s Ice Caps will celebrate the 50th anniversary of our beloved Canadian flag! Spectators at the hockey game will receive paper hand flags. They will also have the opportunity to take a selfie with the flag and post photos on social medias. A gigantic flag will also be unveiled at the game! Mile One Centre,
50 New Gower St.
February 14
7:30 p.m.
For information about availability and cost of game tickets, check out the Ice Caps website
Newfoundland and Labrador St. John’s City of St. John's People are invited to put on their warmest red and white and celebrate the 50th anniversary of our flag.
There will be a Canadian flag themed snow painting party to create a mural. There will also have plenty of giveaways including hand held Canadian flags, flag pins, tattoos, free ski and snowshoe rentals and free hot chocolate.
C.A. Pippy Park Winter Activity Centre - North Bank Lodge February 15
1:30 to 4:00 p.m.
National Flag Day Celebrations are weather and snow dependent. Call the Winter Activity Centre Information line to find out if they are being held at: 709 737-3651
Nova Scotia Halifax The Honourable J.J. Grant,
Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia
Flag Raising followed by reception Government House
1451 Barrington Street
February 13
8:30 a.m.

Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia website

Telephone: (902) 424-7001

Nova Scotia Halifax The Honourable J.J. Grant, Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia Evenings at Government House: Presentation by the Deputy Chief Herald, Mr. Bruce Patterson, “The National Flag of Canada 50 years on” Government House 1451 Barrington Street March 24
7:00 p.m.
Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia website
Telephone: 902 424-7001
Nova Scotia Halifax The Honourable J.J. Grant, Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia Lieutenant Governor’s 50th Anniversary of the National Flag Garden Party Government House 1451 Barrington Street June 17
2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia website
Telephone: 902 424-7001
Nova Scotia Halifax The Honourable J.J. Grant, Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia Display on the National Flag of Canada (panels and artifacts) Government House 1451 Barrington Street June, July, August Extended tour hours through June, July and August Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia website
Telephone: 902 424-7001
Nova Scotia Amherst Town of Amherst
Winter Carnival
Flag-raising Ceremony Victoria Square February 15
12:15 p.m.
City of Amherst website
Saskatchewan Saskatoon Diefenbaker Canada Centre, University of Saskatchewan All ages activities on Flag Day include traditional flag sewing demonstrations flag crafts, trivia and face painting as well as presentations on flag history and national identity from university faculty and staff. University of Saskatchewan
101 Diefenbaker Place
February 15th
12:00 – 4:30 pm
University of Saskatchewan website
Yukon Watson Lake Watson Lake Community Community Flag Ceremony and Certificate of Exemplary Action Presentation Mount Maichen Ski Hill & Chalet February 4
7:00 p.m.
Fire Chief: Scott MacLean
Cell: 867 536-4755
Office: 867 536-8000
Yukon Destruction Bay National Defence Rangers Flag Ceremony with the DND Rangers Talbot Arm Motel February 16
3:30 p.m.
Charlie Eikland
867-841-4461
Yukon Whitehorse Royal Canadian Legion – Branch 254 Legion Flag Day Ceremony followed by reception at Whitehorse Legion Lounge Veteran's Square by City Hall and Whitehorse Legion Lounge February 15 For more information, please contact by email : redgrossinger@gmail.com
NorthWest Territories Yellowknife The Honourable George L. Tuccaro, Commissioner of the Northwest Territories A Celebration of the Canadian flag and reception. At 3:30 p.m. join members of the Yellowknife Choral Society to sing O’Canada and enjoy a piece of birthday cake. Great Hall of the Legislative Assembly Building, Capital Area Park February 12
3:30 p.m.
phila_fyten@gov.nt.ca
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