Canada Day ‘Living Flag’ Moving to Human Rights Museum

WINNIPEG — The Canadian Museum for Human Rights will be the backdrop for the Canada Day Living Flag on July 1.

The fourth annual Downtown Winnipeg BIZ event will be competing with Brandon, Victoria and Calgary to create the largest flag made up of people dressed in red and white.

“Canada Day is about celebrating our love for our country, but also about appreciating the values that bind us together as a nation — and there are perhaps no values more important than human rights,” said Stefano Grande, executive director of the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ. “Choosing the Canadian Museum for Human Rights as the backdrop for our living flag event is fitting with its opening in the fall of 2014.”

Those wishing to be a part of the flag should gather at The Forks in front of the Scotiabank stage at 9 a.m. on July 1. T-shirt distribution will be dealt on a first come, first serve basis before the photo-op at 11 a.m.

The federal government is also providing $14,000 for the event, to be shared with the BIZ’s National Aboriginal Day celebration.

The Human Rights Museum will open September 20.

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