March 10, 2017

HALIBURTON-KAWARTHA LAKES-BROCK: As communities from coast to coast to coast plan celebrations to commemorate Canada’s 150th birthday, local Member of Parliament Jamie Schmale has delivered the unifying symbol of the celebrations to the seven municipalities that make up Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock.

“Canada’s sesquicentennial is a celebration for all Canadians,” said Schmale. “It was important to me that each municipality be able to fly the very symbol of this national celebration and to commemorate the historic significance of 2017.”

During the past week, Schmale took the opportunity to visit with municipal leaders in Highlands East, Minden Hills, Algonquin Highlands, Dysart et al, City of Kawartha Lakes, Brock, and Cavan Monaghan to present the Canada 150 flags and to talk about the important issues impacting constituents across the riding.

“For Canadians, 2017 represents an unparalleled opportunity to come together and celebrate our communities, our people, our diversity and our country,” said Schmale. “I hope that everyone will look at the Canada 150 flags flying in their communities and reflect on this significant milestone.”

The Canada 150 flag is part of the Canada 150 branding; a unique and recognizable symbol to bring all Canada 150 events together and connect all Canadians in the spirit of celebration.

“If you attend an event that bears the Canada 150 brand, you are taking part in a historic moment,” said Schmale. “You are part of the celebrations and a part of history.”

The Canada 150 logo is composed of a series of diamonds, or “celebratory gems”, arranged in the shape of the iconic maple leaf. The four diamonds at the base represent the four original provinces that formed Confederation in 1867: Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. Additional diamonds extend out from the base to create nine more points—in total representing the 13 provinces and territories.

The Canada 150 logo is an evocative symbol and will become an enduring reminder of one of Canada’s proudest moments. The maple leaf motif is recognized at home and abroad as distinctively Canadian, and it fosters feelings of pride, unity and celebration

“I am very much looking forward to celebrating and commemorating this incredible milestone with all residents of Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock, and all Canadians over the course of this year,” added Schmale.

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For more information contact:

Office of Jamie Schmale, MP
Haliburton–Kawartha Lakes–Brock
(705) 324-2400 or (866) 688-9881​
Twitter: @Jamie_Schmale
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