There’s still time to get your Canadian flag

Hello, fellow mid-Islanders. We in Canada will be celebrating our 150th birthday this Saturday, July 1. As I walk, drive and run around Qualicum Beach and Parksville, I am dismayed that I see only a very few residences and businesses flying our beautiful Canadian flag.

We live in one of the most desirable countries in the world and we who reside on Vancouver Island are even more fortunate to live where we do.

Even my son, who lives in New Zealand, is still a proud Canadian who flies our flag on Canada Day there.

Please remember and be thankful for what we have and yes, if you are able, go out and purchase a flag, whatever the size, and proudly wave it from your home, vehicle or wherever you choose. Show how much you love our Canada on its 150th!

Happy birthday, Canada!

Eileen McMurchy

Qualicum Beach