On February 15, 1965, Canada's brand new national flag was raised in Ottawa on Parliament Hill. Governor General Georges Vanier, Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson and thousands of Canadians took part in the ceremony. At exactly noon, the maple leaf was raised and the crowd sang O Canada and God Save the Queen.
As a tribute to our flag's 50th anniversary last year, the Office of the Lieutenant Governor commissioned a short film that shows Albertan's love for our nation's most recognizable and loved symbol. Watch it here.
This year, National Flag Day falls on Alberta's Family Day Holiday. How do you plan on celebrating the occasion? You can still take part in the "Share your Moment with the Flag" challenge by sharing a photo or video of you with the flag with the #CanadianFlag hashtag.