On the Road to 2017 with Library and Archives Canada - National Flag of Canada Day: 50th Anniversary

Transcript

Video Length: 2:20

On-camera starts at 0:12

(Richard Provencher is standing in the Reference Collection Room at 395 Wellington Street, Ottawa)

Richard Provencher: Welcome to this new episode of On the Road to 2017 with Library and Archives Canada.

Richard Provencher: Our very own maple leaf flag is celebrating its 50th anniversary on February 15, 2015.

Richard Provencher: Library and Archives Canada holds many treasures in its collections, on behalf of Canadians, related to the creation and adoption of the flag.

(Camera shows the exterior of two vaults at the Preservation Centre, a close up of the Royal Proclamation and various flag designs)

Richard Provencher: Our vaults contain items such as the Royal Proclamation and the many flag designs that were submitted by Canadians.

(Close up of three letters)

Richard Provencher: We also have the correspondence that explains the significance of particular designs.

(Close up on more flag designs and a screen shot of the Flickr album)

Richard Provencher: Some of those designs and documents have been assembled in our Flickr albumcalled National Flag of Canada Day, February 15.

(Various images of Glenn Wright, retired archivist from Library and Archives Canada, being interviewed, a maple leaf flag lying on a table in front of him)

Richard Provencher: This Golden Jubilee will also be commemorated with the podcast Canada’s Flag: The Maple Leaf Forever, in which Glenn Wright, a retired archivist from Library and Archives Canada, speaks about the history of the flag and how it came into being.

(Screen shot of Library and Archives Canada’s podcasts webpage)

Richard Provencher: This new podcast will be released on February 13, 2015. Be sure to subscribe by using RSS or iTunes, or just tune in at Podcast–Discover Library and Archives Canada: Your History, Your Documentary Heritage.

(Various images of people celebrating Canada Day and screen shot of Library and Archives Canada’s blog page)

Richard Provencher: Still curious about the flag? Learn more about it by consulting Library and Archives Canada’s blog, Celebrating 50 Years of Canada’s National Flag! available February 15th, at thediscoverblog.com.

(Screen shot of Library and Archives Canada’s website homepage)

Richard Provencher: The blog will also explain how to use and navigate Library and Archives Canada’s resources and our website.

(Close up of the Royal Proclamation)

Richard Provencher: Need to see it to believe it? Make sure to visit the Library of Parliament, where a colour copy of the proclamation of the flag will be on display until January 2016.

(Richard Provencher is standing in the Reference Collection Room at 395 Wellington Street, Ottawa)

Richard Provencher: See you along the Road to 2017!

(Screen shows the web address and social networking pages of Library and Archives Canada, Facebook, and Twitter)

Richard Provencher: And remember, connect to our Twitter and Facebook accounts to view the video series as soon as we publish them online.

Audio ends at: 2:14

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