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Celebrate a banner day with a flag-based scavenger hunt, flag crafts, and a chance to hear the story of how Canada’s Maple Leaf flag came to be.

Celebrate the 52nd birthday of the Maple Leaf flag with a banner day of fun in honour of National Flag of Canada Day. Earn a flag button by completing a scavenger hunt for the Maple Leaf and the flags of other countries. Get crafty —and patriotic — by making your own Canadian flag bunting to take home. Meet Robert Labonté, the flag master at Parliament hill, and listen to Joan O’Malley talk about sewing the prototype for the Maple Leaf flag. You’ll even have a chance to see her sewing machine, which will be a key object in the Canadian History Hall when it opens on July 1.

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