Participate!

Flag Day is an opportunity to celebrate the people, accomplishments, history, institutions and values that have helped shape our national identity. And we will do so in ways that are as colourful and unique as the country itself!

Whether you live in a fishing hamlet or a bustling city, on a vast prairie or on arctic tundra, why not join with family and friends to mark Flag Day in a way that is most meaningful to the community in which you live. Participate in the Flag Day Initiatives organized in your region!

Here are some suggested activities in which all members of the community can participate.

  • Invite your community newspapers or television and local cable stations to cover your event so that your friends and neighbours can see how you celebrate on Flag Day. The media can promote awareness and community spirit, call attention to your upcoming special event and help to showcase your achievements.
  • Your Boy Scout or Girl Guide troop, or any other organization you may be part of, can take part in a poetry-writing or poster design contest that focuses on the flag and have the entries exhibited in the mall.
  • Combine your celebration of the flag's birthday with a celebration of the Canadian winter season. Wave your flag at your community's winter festival, have your coach hand out Canada flag pins to your hockey team, organize a snow-sculpting party in your local park around a maple leaf theme.
  • Ask your municipal officials to designate February 15 as National Flag of Canada Day in your community. Perhaps they could even host an event, such as a flag raising ceremony.