In case you missed it: Winnipeg’s first attempt at forming a Living Maple Leaf was a smashing success. Around 3600 people gathered at Portage and Main on Saturday to form our nation’s most famous symbol.
Here is a quick time-lapse video from our friend at Global News that shows how it all come together.
Here are how the numbers stack up over the years:
2016 – Living Flag at Shaw Park over 3,158* largest in Canada in a friendly competition against Victoria, Calgary, Regina, Brandon, Toronto, and Ottawa.
2015 – Living Flag at Shaw Park over 3,850* largest in Canada beating out Calgary’s 3,000 and Victoria’s 2,500. The event also celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Canadian flag.
2014 – Living Flag at the Forks around 2,500 people attended – probably because it was rainy. (Calgary had the largest that year)
2013 – Living Flag at the Manitoba Legislature estimated 3,500 participants
2012 – Living Flag at the Manitoba Legislature nearly 3,000 people The photo was chosen and produced as an official Canada Post stamp – with more than 10 million stamps produced and circulated worldwide.
2011 – First annual Living Flag at the Manitoba Legislature about 3,400 people. Apparently it all started when Langley, BC. challenged Winnipeg to see who could create the largest flag made out of people.