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2,500 Turn Out on Canada Day to Create ‘Living Flag’

July 1, 2014 5:52 PM | News

2014 Canada Day Living Flag

Winnipeggers participate in the 2014 Canada Day living flag at The Forks. (DAN HARPER PHOTO)

A soggy Canada Day didn’t deter 2,500 Winnipeggers from coming out to form the fourth annual living flag.

Competing with cities like Victoria, Brandon and Calgary, people donned red and white T-shirts at The Forks and assembled behind the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.

“It was amazing to see such community spirit and pride today. People from all walks of life came downtown, stood shoulder to shoulder, in red and white, to celebrate our love for our country and to appreciate the values that bind us together as a nation,” said Stefano Grande, executive director of the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ.

While this year doesn’t set a new record for Winnipeg, the tally still beats many records posted in competing cities’ past living flags.