When Built: 1992
Built in support of the I Care Campaign which received international attention when the people of Falkland challenged the rest of Canada to fly the Canadian Flag.
The 2 X 6 lumber framework was bought by Falkland residents at $8.80 per board. The purchaser of each board has their name on it. The letters are six feet high and made of 3/4 inch plywood encased in fibreglass.
It is designed to withstand 35 tons of wind pressure.
There were 19 coporate sponsors who donated material, equipment and labour. The total cost of the flag was $42,493 ($33,960 for construction, $3,343 lighting, and $5,190 lettering).
The flag is lit up at night. Power reaches the site by a 2231 foot (700-metre) "extension cord".
Information Sources: Fran Nikon and Falkland I Care, Working to Keep Canada Canadian by Fran Nikon
Picture Source: Fran Nikon