Yup there are rules to flying our flag. Today I have taken the rules from the Govt website. Some seem pretty common sense but here goes!
(should it be noted that the stick is at the bottom ahem...)
1. The National Flag of Canada should not be used as table/seat cover, as a masking for boxes or as a barrier on a dais or platform.- curtains in college dorms?
2. While it is not technically incorrect to use the National Flag of Canada to cover a statue, monument or plaque for an unveiling ceremony, it is not common practice to do so and should be discouraged.
3. Nothing should be pinned to or sewn on the National Flag of Canada.
4. The National Flag of Canada should not be signed or marked in any way (A border could be attached to the outside edge of the Flag on which it would be acceptable to have signatures leaving the Flag itself untouched). er am sure I've seen some signed flags, oh dear!
Who goes first?
Order of Precedence
- The National Flag of Canada
- The flags of other sovereign nations in alphabetical order (if applicable)-ah that's how they decide eh?
- The flags of the provinces of Canada (in the order in which they joined Confederation)-sure, poor Newfoundland/Labrador!
- The flags of the territories of Canada (in the order in which they joined Confederation)-uhoh for Nunavut too...dead last!
- The flags of municipalities/cities
- Banners of organizations
- Historical Flags
- National Flag of Canada
- Ontario (1867)
- Quebec (1867)
- Nova Scotia (1867)
- New Brunswick (1867)
- Manitoba (1870)
- British Columbia (1871)
- Prince Edward Island (1873)
- Saskatchewan (1905)
- Alberta (1905)
- Newfoundland (1949)
- Northwest Territories (1870)
- Yukon (1898)
- Nunavut (1999)
HAPPY CANADA DAY!