Governor General of Canada

Governor General of Canada

February 11, 2015 10:27 ET

Media Advisory: Governor General to Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the National Flag of Canada

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Feb. 11, 2015) - His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will deliver remarks at a ceremony marking the 50th anniversary of the National Flag of Canada, at Confederation Park, in Ottawa, on Sunday, February 15, 2015, at 10:30 a.m. On this occasion, he will also assist in unveiling a commemorative coin and stamp.

"The National Flag of Canada is so embedded in our national life and so emblematic of our national purpose that we simply cannot imagine our country without it. It stands for the people we are, the values we cherish and the land we call home," the Governor General said. "On the occasion of the flag's 50th anniversary, I encourage all Canadians to celebrate this symbol of our identity."

As part of Winterlude, Confederation Park will be hosting various activities for the public to celebrate this important milestone and to learn more about the history of our national flag.

For more information on the National Flag of Canada and its 50th anniversary celebrations, please visit canada150.gc.ca

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