Shortly after Canadian Confederation in 1867, the need for distinctive Canadian flags emerged. The first Canadian flag was that then used as the flag of the Governor General of Canada, a Union Flag with a shield in the centre bearing the quartered arms of Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick surrounded by a wreath of maple leaves. The rest is history............
The Canadian Flag Education Centre is proud to present this chronological / historical account of who and how our beloved Canadian Flag was brought to fruition in 1964/1965. This video is made available with the approval of Historical Canada.
1965: Sid Demorest, Legion President, presented the Marmora Scout troop with a new Canadian flag. The Legion were the Scount sponsors and Wayne VanVolkenburg was the Assistant Scoutmaster at the time.