Peace Tower Flag Raised at New Harbour Flagpole

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From Left to Right: Councillor Shirley Keaveney, Deputy Mayor Harley Greenfield, Jennifer Pearson (Apple Harvest Craft Show), Rob Armstrong (Acting CAO), Mayor Barb Clumpus

Meaford, Ontario – May 18th, 2018 – Thanks to the gracious donation of a new flagpole by the Apple Harvest Craft Show Committee, the Municipality of Meaford was proud to display a flag from the Peace Tower at the Meaford Harbour.

On Thursday, May 17th a beautiful Canadian Flag that was flown on the Canadian Parliamentary Peace Tower on March 10, 2014 was raised on the newly donated flag pole in the Meaford Harbour next to the pavilion. A new flag graces the peace tower every 5 days in Ottawa. The flag is then taken down and given to Canadians around the country. The current waiting list has 16,000 members, with an astounding wait time of approximately 42 years, showing the high demand for this proud symbol of the nation.

“We are so appreciative of the Apple Harvest Craft Show Committee for donating this flag pole.  A plaque will be installed in the near future to commemorate their donation. Our beautiful harbour front is the perfect place to display this symbol of our country”, said Mayor Barb Clumpus.

The flag will be replaced with a flag close in size, and the original will be displayed at the Museum. In order to preserve the flag, it will only be raised for special occasions.  Next time you visit the Meaford Museum, be sure to check out the flag and reflect on our country’s amazing history, and how fortunate we are to be part of this wonderful Country.

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Contact Us

Rob Armstrong
Acting CAO/Director of Development and Environmental Services
Municipality of Meaford
21 Trowbridge Street West, Meaford
519 538-1060 rarmstrong@meaford.ca

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