Week Ending July 4, 2020
Current Week: 1164 km
Total To Date: 7931 km
Pilgrimage Goal: 7292 km
Amount Over Goal: 639 km
Total Participants: 58
Total Pods: 8
Word for the Coming Week: ISOLATION
We will use this word to reflect on as we walk, run or roll through our week.
Some words may inspire you with exciting new insights while others may disturb your thinking or challenge your beliefs. Sometimes you will love or take comfort in what you are hearing, while other times you may feel discomfort or resistance. Pay attention to all as this is part of your journey.
Question of the Week?
How many points were on the maple leaf of Canada's First Flag?
We need more pictures of our groups. We did get some more pictures from Shawn's actual trip across Canada which we will continue to share as we travel back through those areas.
Are We There Yet?
We arrived this week in Victoria BC mid week (let's say CANADA DAY!). This has been a fast trip as everyone is putting in lots of KMs for the pilgrimage. We are on our way NORTH this week toward the Yukon as we work our way East.
Since this week we celebrated Canada Day, Pam Harrison had this note to us:
During the time of Prime Minister Lester Pearson it was very clear that Canada would have a new flag, it would be established to fly during the celebrate year of Canada’s 100th birthday. On Feb 15, 1965 for the first time the beautiful “Canada Flag” flew on Parliament Hill in Ottawa. The flag has two red boarders marking the two oceans on either side of our nation. The centre is a white square with four equal side based on equality for all and the red maple leaf had 13 points to note the 10 Provence’s and 3 territories. This has changed to 11 points for design benefits. ( easier to print ).
The flag was designed by Dr George Stanley, Sackville, NB. The town commissioned an sculpture to design a statue of Dr Stanley sitting on a park bench, you can join him for a historic picture (see above)!
The Stanley’s shared the story of the strong emotions around the new flag. You see Canadian soldiers had fought two world wars under the Union Jack and they loved that flag. On the week before the flag raising the Stanley’s received death threats and hate mail. The flag raising occurred without violence however several Legion refused to fly the new Canada Flag for many years.
In 1967, Canada celebrated its 100th birthday and Canada flags were everywhere, people wore flag pins and clothing, the maple leaf was on our money and the Maple Leaf became our international icon. So now check the flag and enjoy knowing ,as we walked past Sackville ,we could have set with Dr George Stanley. The statue is located next to the Post Office, (Atlantic bubble) but be sure to wear your mask.
Time Zone Converter
Since we are displaying services in their Local Time Zone you may want to convert that time to your local area. Here is helpful website to perform this task.
Local Virtual Services for July 4
The United Church of Canada Website has the following local area United Church listings for the Area
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