Canada’s national flag has been around for 50 years, but July 1 in Regina, we saw a new take on it.
Dressed in red and white, 500 people came together to make the Canadian flag on the legislative grounds.
With festivities going on all through Wascana Centre, organizer Gwen Jacobson was thrilled with the turn out.
“Today was a huge success! Quite honestly when we started doing this we were thinking maybe 300 (would participate),” said Jacobson.
Throughout the park, several families new to Canada were seen taking part in the celebrations.
Deysi Castro, from Colombia, took part in the human flag on Wednesday. When asked why she wanted to be a part of the flag, she said “because it’s part of where I am now, and I’m part of Canada.”
Leading up to the 150th Canada Day in 2017, the human flag will continue to be a part of festivities in Regina. Jacobson is hoping for more people each year.