February 15, 2015: 50th Anniversary of the Canadian Flag

February 15, 2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the Canadian flag. Celebrate this anniversary in your classroom or library with Ann-Maureen Owens and Jane Yelland’s Our Flag: The Story of Canada’s Maple Leaf, illustrated by Bill Slavin and Esperança Melo (Kids Can Press, 2014). Discover the story of how Canada got its flag and why the search for the right design was not an easy task — some people thought the flag should feature a beaver or hockey sticks! Two craft activities are included, perfect for classroom use.