Sahir D.

Vancouver, British Columbia

Sea to Sky Regional Heritage Fair

History of The Canadian Flag

My video is on the topic of the Canadian flag. It covers the importance and history of our flag, and provides a short timeline of the various flags Canada has had. I have filmed a stop motion for the timeline.




What was the most interesting thing you learned about your topic?

I think the most interesting thing that I learned about was the flags before our current one. I was interested in how the flags were actually English. I also thought the Great Canadian Flag Debate was interesting, because of the big role it played in the development of Canada.

What important lessons have you learned that you want to share with other Canadians?

The Canada flag is something we see every day, more than once, so I think Canadians should learn about it's history. A flag is a symbol, used to show your nationality. When someone sees us wearing a Canadian flag, they know that we are a proud Canadian. Also, it symbolizes our country's independence, as we got our flag once we had independence.

How would you compare your life today to the lives of those studied in your project?

My project is not on one person, but if I were part of the standing committee (flag committee) back then, I would be feeling a lot of pressure. Back then, having independence and being able to have our own flag must have been quite new. Canada's gone through a lot to get to this point, with our current flag.