Happy 50th to the Canadian flag!

February 15, 2015 officially marked the 50th anniversary of Canada’s flag!
While there had previously been discussion about a design for the new flag the official debate started on  June 15, 1964 when Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson introduced it to the House of Commons. 

Originally around 3,500 different designs for the new flag were submitted, with the winning entry coming from George Stanley.  In 1965 Queen Elizabeth II would officially proclaim the Maple Leaf flag as the Canadian national flag.

The Musée Héritage Museum remembers this event each July 1 as we revive the “Great Flag Debate”  at the Little White School. This contest asks children step back in time and create a Canadian flag design that will be considered by a panel of judges.  

Below are some of the winning entries received the past couple of years so have a look and then start planning your own design for the Canada Day 2015 Great Canadian Flag Debate contest at the Little White School!