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Downtown BIZ Recreating ‘Living Flag’ on Canada Day

June 27, 2012 7:35 AM | News

Thousands of people assemble at the Manitoba legislature Friday, July 1, 2011 to create a living flag made by wearing red and white T-shirts. (RON GILFILLAN MPA, F. PH. / DOWNTOWN BIZ)

The challenge has been made for 5,000 people to assemble to create the second annual Canada Day Living Flag.

The Downtown Winnipeg BIZ is organizing a living flag, where Winnipeggers will wear red and white T-shirts on the grounds of the Manitoba legislature on July 1.

Last year’s inaugural event brought out 3,400 people, directly competing with other Canadian cities trying to pull off the same creation.

T-shirt distribution will be made on a first come, first serve basis from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. The flag formation and photo will start at 11:15 a.m. to noon.

The BIZ has ordered 4,000 T-shirts, but encourages anyone who participates to show their patriotism by wearing red and white when they come. Event-goers will be entertained by such local artists and musicians like Enjoy Your Pumas, Reunion, and the Norman Chief Memorial Dancers. Pins, paper flags and prizes will also be given out to those in attendance.

Walk-ups are welcome, but sign up can also be done online.