You might be wondering whether the size of flag you buy really makes a difference. I mean, a pole is a pole? Does it really matter the size of flag that goes on it? The answer is Yes, Size DOES Matter!
Follow our sizing guide below to give you a sense of the size of flag that would be perfect for your pole.
Are you worried the flag you get will look weird if the words are reversed on the back? You might be thinking, what is the bleed through like on the reverse side? Will the colours on the back of the flag look the same as on the front or are the colours faded on the back side of the flag?
We hope this blog post will clarify your questions and help you decide which type of flag is best for you.
Today, this flag and what it represents is respected nationally by all indigenous groups. We can even see evidence of the flag gaining global traction. It has been seen waved by groups under oppression by colonizing forces around the world.
presented Mike Wright, The Ceremonial Sergeant Major (CSM) of the BC Ambulance
Service Honour Guard, with the very first British Columbia Ambulance Service Honour
There's nothing that evokes a sense of pride so much as a brand new flag that has just been hoisted up and catches the wind!
That feeling fades with the flag overtime. The sun, wind and cold temperatures or fluctuating temperatures can cause rips, tears, fading and general wear and tear on a flag.
Flags take a lot of abuse out there in the elements.
There are some things we can do to keep our flags looking new, vibrant and beautiful as long as possible.
These rules outline the circumstances and order of precedence for flying historical flags in Canada and in Canadian environments abroad.
Historical flags are those that were used in the past by the Government of Canada or its colonial predecessors in New France and British North America to indicate jurisdiction, authority or ownership of property, or for use by armed forces on land, sea and air including those originating with metropolitan powers governing the colonies which eventually became Canada.
The National Flag will always be flown on its own pole and may never be replaced by a historical flag. When historical flags are flown, the National Flag will also be flown.
Historical flags will be flown lower than and away from the National Flag. The top edge of the historical flags should never be flown higher than the lower edge of the National Flag. The distance separating the two poles will vary depending on the site but must, as with the height, emphasize the primacy of the National Flag.
For details on how to fly historical flags along with the National Flag of Canada, see the Historical Flag Policy.
Circumstances for flying historical flags
Today, there are many occasions or circumstances where historical flags could be displayed. Historical flags could be flown at a location where an historic event is commemorated or they could appear during a reenactment. They can be permanent or temporary installations; they can be carried, if appropriate.
Order of the flags – within a year, era or period of time
If more than one historical flag is to be flown, the flags should be grouped according to the year, era or period of time they were active. For the specified year, era or period of time, the order of precedence is:
- The flag that represented the Government of Canada or its colonial predecessors in New France and British North America;
- The flags of other sovereign nations in alphabetical order (if applicable) from the period;
- The flags of the provinces of Canada (in the order in which they joined Confederation) from the period, if applicable;
- The flags of the territories of Canada (in the order in which they joined Confederation), from the period, if applicable;
- The flags of municipalities/cities from the period;
- The flags of military units from the period;
- The flags of organizations from the period.