Ontario Sesquicentennial Flag
Flags are a hobby of mine. If you buy a house equipped with a flagpole, accompanied by a distinctive, perhaps unique flag, you may succumb to the same condition.
It is not difficult to become interested in flags. If you simply look around you (In latin, that is CIRCUMSPICE, which appears on the flag of Michigan) you will see plenty of flags. In my experience, Newfoundland has the greatest number of flags displayed per capita, partly because in Newfoundland many poles bifurcate (that is a Diefenbaker word, for you historians) and thus display two flags.
But I digress ... fanciers of flags do that a lot ... and old men tend to ramble ... so I am caught on two prongs ... where was I?
Oh, the title. Well, it occurred to me that the flag of Ontario has borne a Union Jack for 147 years, and I think that is about long enough. What would the flag of Ontario look like if a red maple leaf replaced that ancient symbol?
Well, look below and you will see my paste-up of such a flag.
A while ago, I bought an Ontario flag and a smaller flag of Canada.
Today I got busy with my sewing machine and sewed it up,
pretty much as the diagram shows. I am not equipped to post a photo.
Let me tell you, when I put this flag up my flagpole,
right here in Sarasota Florida, I was mighty impressed.
In my opinion, a maple leaf belongs where the Union Jack is.
Perhaps several (million?) Ontarians will agree with me.
I will bring this flag to Ontario on July 1, and fly it in Ontario
on the province's (and the country's) 147th birthday.
I hope to bring it to Lakeshore & Leslie some Thursday evenings,
in hopes of learning what other bikers think of my idea.
I realize this is not likely to be a unique idea, but that does not matter to me.
Please think about this flag, and feel free to post opinions.