Canada Day Living Flag


201 Portage Canada Day Living Maple Leaf – July 1, 2017

We invite everyone to join us as we celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday by creating the maple leaf at Portage & Main!

Join us from 8am-10am for the annual, fun celebration to kick off your Canada Day!

Please wear a red shirt. The first 2,500 guests will receive their official Canada Day Living Maple Leaf shirt.

Event details:
Portage Avenue East, from Main Street to Westbrook will be closed starting at 6am. The tshirt giveaways will happen on Portage Avenue East, starting at 8am.

The intersection of Portage and Main will close from 8am-10am for the event.

You’re encouraged to walk, bike or utilize public transit to get to the event. Parking is available on the street and in lots and parkades in the downtown. On Saturdays, the first two hours of parking is complimentary for the on the street spots that you normally would use the paystation for. Learn more about getting downtown by clicking HERE.

The concourse will be open and volunteers will be around to guide you up to the Richardson Building, which will be a great spot as it’s near the tshirt giveaway.

Please listen to our emcee for information on when to start forming the flag.

Once we’re in position, the event will include the CIBC re-affirmation of the Canadian Oath and then the singing of O’Canada. Pictures will happen after this and we’ll try to get that photo up, right here on this page, shortly following the event.

The event is rain or shine and we can’t wait to see you out!

Thank you to all of our very special sponsors: 201 Portage, Canadian Heritage, CBC Manitoba, Winnipeg Sun, Special T-Shirt Company, Winnipeg Goldeyes, The Flag Shop, Telenium, QX104.

Thank you too to all of the volunteers and the planning committee!

Portage and Main map. Star indicates site for the Canada Day Living Maple Leaf formation.




You can download the high resolution photo of the 2015 flag here.

Canada Day Living Flag 2015 web res


Credit: / Downtown Winnipeg BIZ

Download a high resolution version of the 2014 photo here.


Ron-Gillfillan-C-1400-V_web 2013Another successful Canada Day Living Flag event in Winnipeg with an estimated 3,500 participants! Thank you to the City of Winnipeg and the Winnipeg Fire Paramedics Service for helping with the flag. Also thank you to our dedicated volunteer base that make the event possible.

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Canada Day 2012Winnipeg’s Living Flag is now on a stamp!

Winnipeg’s strong sense of community pride will be forever enshrined in the hearts and minds of Canadians – as the Downtown BIZ’s Canada Day Living Flag photo was selected by Canada Post to be part of the Canadian Pride series that was issued January 14, 2013.


Canada Day 2011