STK-ID 5567

HAS PAN over tightly packed crowd seen face on. Governor General Georges Vanier and party reach dais outside centre block. Cut to Royal Canadian Air Force trumpeters, crowd beyond. MLS, LS of reading of proclamation. Photographers can be seen getting busy in front of dais in LS. In lower foreground, guard of honour presents arms. LAS of Red Ensign with Union Jack and armories on it being lowered down mast on dais. Cut to and ZOOM IN on another red ensign being lowered elsewhere on Parliament Hill. Cut back to LS of dais. Cut to closer shots of army, navy and airforce non-commissioned officers march away past Vice Regal party and into centre block. Cut away to guards at attention. Back to dais as three non-commissioned officers march back carrying folded Maple Leaf flag. The three men unfold flag as mountie (Royal Canadian Mounted Police) stands by at mast. Slightly longer shots as group holds flag spread out while officers read passages from a book. Cut away to Governor General Vanier. Cut back to flag party as reading ends and mountie begins hoisting flag. Cut to and ZOOM IN on flag being raised elsewhere on the Parliament Hill. Crowd in lower foreground. PAN to flag being raised atop government building.


Excerpt from
Canada's New Flag
National Film Board
Available formats
Digital Bétacam, Reel 35 mm, Digital Video Disk
Shooting format
35mm fine grain b&w, 35mm original ektachrome
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720 x 486