ArticleType: Press Release
Canada's Most Patriotic Town Challenge
The Halton Hills business community is encouraging everyone to show their pride and celebrate Canada’s 150 birthday by flying our red maple leaf flag. Chamber of Commerce Chair Marnie Hughes announced the campaign on Canada’s Flag Day, February 15.
The flag campaign committee chair, Cheryl Cardon of Circus Strategic Communications, said, “Our Halton Hills Tourism Committee was looking for a way to celebrate Canada’s sesquicentennial and demonstrate how great we feel about our town and our country. What better way than to blanket the town with national flags?”
The tourism group is encouraging people to install flags on their porches and lawns and businesses to display them outside. Farm mailboxes can be adorned, too. The goal is to see thousands of flags flying throughout Halton Hills on Canada Day, July 1.
“We’re now sourcing affordable flags so everyone can participate,” said Cardon, “and our flag sponsorship team is contacting major businesses to support the effort.”
“This could be historic, and we hope everyone will join in to create a sea of red and white,” she added.
In addition to the usual retail outlets for Canadian flags, the campaign team is planning locations where residents can pick up “garden flags” for planting in June. They will be asking people to register their flags so an official count can be taken on Canada Day.
Go to the website at www.haltonhillscanada150.ca for more details.
Halton Hills Chamber of Commerce
Members of the Halton Hills Chamber of Commerce Tourism Committee celebrate Flag Day and launch a challenge to Halton Hills residents and businesses to blanket the Town with flags for Canada’s 150th.
L to R Amy Sykes, Laurent Thibault, Cheryl Cardon, Kathleen Dills, Marnie Hughes, Amy Jenkins.