Canada's Centennial Flame - Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member monkeys4ever
N 45° 25.422 W 075° 41.920
18T E 445341 N 5030257
Quick Description: This is a fire and water eternal flame that burns in front of Canada's Parliament Building on Parliament Hill.
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 3/22/2008 7:25:18 PM
Waymark Code: WM3E82
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
Views: 200

Long Description:
On January 1, 1967, Lester B. Pearson launched Canada's 100th anniversary celebrations by lighting the Centennial Flame for the first time. Surrounded by the shields of the Canadian provinces and territories, and joined by the water of the fountain, the Centennial Flame symbolizes Canada's unity from sea to sea.
The years inscribed on the border of the fountain, indicate when the province or territory joined Confederation. Starting at 1870, the shield of Manitoba; Saskatchewan, 1905; Alberta, 1905; British Columbia, 1871; Yukon, 1898; Northwest Territories, 1870; Newfoundland, 1949; Prince Edward Island, 1873; Nova Scotia, 1867; New Brunswick, 1867; Quebec, 1867; Ontario, 1867.
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