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National Flag of Canada Day, February 15, 2016

The following message is from Mandy Savery-Whiteway, Director of Education

National Flag of Canada Day is celebrated annually on February 15. It is a time to celebrate this important symbol of our Canadian identity.

The Vision in the 2015-2020 Strategic Plan [1] is: All students prepared and empowered for the possibilities of today and tomorrow. Through this vision, students and employees can become globally minded citizens who are capable, confident, curious learners who thrive and contribute to their communities.

According to the Government of Canada, “February 15 was declared National Flag of Canada Day in 1996. It marks the day in 1965 when our red and white maple leaf flag was first raised over Parliament Hill in Ottawa, and indeed, hundreds of communities across Canada. Red and white were designated as Canada’s official colours in 1921 by His Majesty King George V.”

February 15 is a day “to celebrate our flag and what it stands for: a Dominion that is the envy of the world.”
Source: http://www.pch.gc.ca/eng/1359734222181/ [2]

Our flag is a symbol of Canadian history and of the possibilities of tomorrow led by the students of today.

Please join in recognizing National Flag of Canada Day this Monday, February 15, 2016.

For more information, please contact:
Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, 613-966-1170 or 1 800 267-4350, extension 2354, [email protected]