Writer puts out a flag challenge for Canada Day

As July 1, Canada Day, approaches let's make a show of flags around Clearwater and area and compete with Falkland for the most flags

Editor, The Times:

Several years ago I tried to get people interested in ‘Fly Your Own Flag.”

The idea was to get people and businesses interested and show pride in our community and our country. A few flags are still flying.

Falkland, on Highway 97, is known as having the most flags per capita in B.C. Let’s get out and show we can do it also.

Flags may be any kind you desire – Canada, B.C., nationality, hockey or design-your-own. The length is usually two times the height (i.e. 54″ wide x 27″ high).

As July 1, Canada Day, approaches let’s make a show of flags around Clearwater and area and compete with Falkland for the most flying flags per capita. Let’s keep them flying all year round.

Designing your own flag could bring a new facet to flag flying. A person or family could design a flag to indicate their profession, nationality, dreams or something to promote our area such as mountains, wildlife or the universe. It’s your design.

District of Clearwater and District of Barriere have created their own flags. Anyone in a public group, such as Rotary, Elks or Royal Purple, probably already has these available. Some chain stores have flags with logo on them. Let’s join them in designing our own flags.

I would like this to be endorsed by District council and “Let’s Fly Our Flag” to compete with Falkland or any other small town for the most flags on Canada Day, July 1.

Anne “Goldie” Krawec

 

Clearwater, B.C.