Last week, the fifth graders from my school visited the local VA hospital to sing patriotic songs to the veterans. It was pretty cool. I was there to assist the student from my classroom, and got a little extra tour finding all the wheelchair ramps :)
While we were going through the rehab center, there was a bunch of information posted on a white board, including, "On this day in 1965, Canada adopted the Maple Leaf flag."
I'm thinking - hang on, I was still living there in 1965. What did the flag before this one look like?
Well, there was a period of time where they flew the British Union Jack, and/or the Canadian Ensign flag.
The Canadian Ensign flag actually looks a bit familiar to me.
This all happened because of the The Great Flag Debate in 1964 when a new Prime Minister was elected.