Canadian Flags in Limestone Classrooms

Celebrating Canada's Sesquicentennial
Image of people holding Canadian flag.

Canadian Flags in Limestone Classrooms was a Limestone Learning Foundation initiative to commemorate Canada's 150th birthday. The LLF felt there was no better way to do this than by highlighting our most visible and significant national symbol - the Canadian flag. It is the symbol of our history and pride. It identifies us, unifies us and inspires us.

The LLF provided a Canadian flag for every classroom and learning centre throughout the school district. Flag brackets and holders were custom-made by technology students at four LDSB schools: Amherstview and Molly Brant Public Schools, and Ernestown and La Salle Secondary Schools. The initiative was celebrated on February 15, 2017 - Canada's Flag Day. It was on this day in 1965 when the newly designed red and white, maple leaf Canadian flag was flown. 

The LLF was honoured Dr. Della Stanley, daughter of George F.G. Stanley co-designer of the Canadian flag, was the project's Honorary Chair. 

This extraordinary project is central to the mandate of the LLF, and will encourage classroom discussion, inspiring students and teachers to think critically about who we are as Canadians.