Brockville in Leeds and Grenville United Counties, Ontario — Central Canada
Brockville, Birthplace of Canada's Flag
This Flag Pole has been erected to commemorate the birthplace of the Canadian Maple Leaf Flag first raised on February 15, 1965.
The culmination of the efforts of many individuals spanning more than 100 years come to fruition when Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson appointed a Parliamentary Flag Committee in 1965 to research and recommend a unifying design of a National Flag for Canada. The individual most responsible for nurturing the process of this Committee and subsequent Parliamentary workings was John Ross Matheson, Member of Parliament for Leeds and citizen of Brockville. Mr. Matheson is often referred to as the "Father of Our Flag". Mr. Matheson spent many hours researching and working on the flag project from his home on North Augusta Road, as well as his office on Parliament Hill.
The "50 Years of Our Flag" Committee on behalf of all Canadians, offers our sincere thanks to Mr. Mitchell Goldhar & SmartCentres for their generous contribution in helping to pay tribute to:
Erected by "50 Years
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & Politics • Man-Made Features. A significant historical date for this entry is February 15, 1965.
Location. 44° 36.821′ N, 75° 41.165′ W. Marker is in Brockville, Ontario, in Leeds and Grenville United Counties. Marker is on North Augusta Road. Marker and flag are in the Walmart Supercentre parking lot. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1942 Parkedale Avenue West, Brockville ON K6V 5T6, Canada. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Steven Delbert Ring (approx. 1.9 kilometers away); Millennium Sculpture (approx. 2 kilometers away); Senator George T. Fulford (approx. 2.1 kilometers away); Fulford Place (approx. 2.2 kilometers away); Charles E. Jones House (approx. 2.2 kilometers away); Indian Cliff (approx. 2.2 kilometers away); Samuel Reynolds House (approx. 2.2 kilometers away); Thomas Hume House (approx. 2.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brockville.
Also see . . . The history of the National Flag of Canada. (Submitted on March 18, 2022, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on April 9, 2022. It was originally submitted on March 18, 2022, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 212 times since then and 58 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 18, 2022, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.