Giant Canadian Flag Marking One Year At Windsor's Waterfront

The giant Canadian flag along Windsor's river front has been waving for one year.

The 60ft by 30ft flag on a 150ft flag pole was installed last May on Victoria Day weekend.

Great Canadian Flag Project chair Peter Hrastovec says work at the site officially wrapped up last month after the installation of some plaques.

He says a smaller flag was flying during the winter months.

"It's been a great year," says Hrastovec.  "Of course we've switched from the big flag to the small flag for the winter months but now that the bad weather is behind us, the big flag was up last month so it's been spectacular to see again."

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Official ground-breaking on the Great Canadian Flag Project at the foot of Ouellette Ave. January 25, 2017 (Photo by Teresinha Medeiros)

 

Hrastovec feels the public is a fan of the flag.

"People have been delighted to see something this magnificent on our water front," says Hrastovec.  "It's been a beacon for a place to congregate and a thing we never ever thought about at the time was that it makes people happy, a lot of people say the flag makes them happy and that's exciting for us."         

Hrastovec adds the flag had to be removed last summer for a short period of time for seam repairs.

The cost of the project was $355,000.