The RSCA is excited to launch this patriotic annual program in celebration of our country’s 150th birthday! This initiative was inspired by a program hosted by the 5th Orangeville Scouts. The purpose is to inspire national pride by putting up Canada Day flags at participants’ homes on key Canadian holidays. The flags would be installed on lawns by volunteers in the week preceding Victoria Day, Canada Day, Civic Holiday, Labour Day, Thanksgiving and Remembrance Day, and then removed in the week after.
The flag poles are made of PVC pipe fitted over rebar that will be pounded about 1 foot into your front lawn. The PVC pipe and rebar will be removed after the holiday, and put back up on the next holiday. Unless otherwise requested, all flag poles will be installed approximately 3 feet from the curb and 3 feet from your driveway. It is the home-owners responsibility to ensure the rebar will not hit anything when installed, so please utilize the city’s free “Call Before you Dig” program by contacting Ontario One Call at 1-800-400-2255 or online at http://on1call.com at least 10 business days before the first holiday.
The cost for this service is $40 per year. These fees will be used to purchase the supplies for the program, and any money left over will be used to fund other RSCA initiatives within the community. So, you will not only be showing off your love for our great country, but you will also be helping your community in the process!
A big thank you to Ward Councillor Michael Qaquish, MPP Lisa MacLeod and MP Pierre Poilievre for helping with the supplies to get this program off the ground!
Any questions about this program can be directed to Lesia Gilbert at firstname.lastname@example.org
We need help installing the flag poles. If you are interested in volunteering for this program, please go to http://riversidesouth.org/volunteers/
To register, you must first fill in the following form and then make your payment afterwards.
Please note that due to the fact that the home-owner must contact Call Before you Dig 2 weeks prior to the installation of the flag pole, the cut off for registration is 3 weeks before the holiday. Registrations received by May 1st will have their first flag installation for Victoria Day, registrations received between May 2-June 10 will have their first flag installation for Canada Day, and registrations received between June 11-July 17 will have their first flag installation for the Civic Holiday.
Please pay by credit card, Visa Debit, or Paypal, using the following link to complete your transaction. You do not need a PayPal account to pay by credit card.