It’s National Flag Of Canada Day!

Feb. 15 marks National Flag of Canada Day, in honour of the first time the Canadian flag was raised on Parliament Hill, on Feb. 15, 1965.

Did you know Canada is the only country with a maple leaf on its flag.

In 1982, Canadian mountaineer Laurie Skreslet brought the national flag with him to the highest point in the world, Mount Everest.

In 1984, the Canadian flag reached new heights when it was launched into space on the flight along with the first Canadian astronaut on the NASA space shuttle Challenger.

The role of flag-bearer for Canadian teams attending international sporting events is a special honour for those like Penny Oleksiak and David Eng who proudly represented Canada on the world stage.

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