We interrupt our regularly scheduled July 4th programming to honour another patriotic holiday, Canada Day. Nearly one-hundred years after the United States gained independence from the British, three colonies were united into a single country called Canada within the British Empire (Canada still exists…the British Empire is now called “Brexit”). Across the Ottawa River from Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario is the Canadian Museum of History (formerly the Canadian Museum of Civilization) where last year they had a special exhibit on the 50th anniversary of the Canadian flag. Yes, the national flag didn’t make its first official appearance until 1965, nearly one-hundred years after Canada’s birthday of 1867 (next year’s the BIG 1-5-0!!!). Part of the display at the museum was the very first Maple Leaf Flag, as seen above. Happy Canada Day!