BOOM Heritage Moment, Feb 15, 1965: The Canadian Flag!
It was 51 years ago today that Canada unveiled its national flag! Over 3,000 designs were considered: and on the final choice there were originally 3 maple leaves (French, English, and First Nations), and the 2 borders were originally blue (representing the Pacific and Atlantic oceans). After a lot of debate the maple leaf was adopted. At noon on February 15, 1965, the old "Red Ensign" (based on Britian's Union Jack) was lowered, and Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson raised the maple leaf on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, in the presence of Governor General Major-General Georges Vanier.
Watch this Clip from the Kidoons and WYRD theatrical production BOOM:
the New Canadian maple leaf flag is unveiled in the thick of the Civil Rights Movement and the Vietnam War, prompting a surge of patriotism in Canada.
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Kidoons and WYRD Productions present
BOOMRICK MILLER: Writer/Director/Performer
JEFF LORD: Executive Producer
DAVID LECLERC: Projection Designer
BRUNO MATTE: Lighting Designer
CREIGHTON DOANE: Composer & Sound Designer
YANNIK LARIVEE: Set/Costume/Props Designer
OLIVIER BOURQUE: Stage & Production Manager
RAVI JAIN: Directing consultant
LOGOGRAPH: Graphic Design, Multimedia and Marketing
CRAIG FRANCIS: Director of Outreach Marketing
(ARDON BESS: Laurence Davis, on video)
Script and footage copyright ©Rick Miller and Kidoons, Inc.