Thousands of participants wearing red or white T-shirts gather on the Legislature lawns in Victoria to create a living Canada flag for Canada Day festivities. (Ken Kelly/DVBA handout)

Thousands of participants wearing red or white T-shirts gather on the Legislature lawns in Victoria to create a living Canada flag for Canada Day festivities. (Ken Kelly/DVBA handout)

Living flag takes shape on Legislature lawn

Canada Day Living Flag aims to be largest in country third year running

An annual Canada Day tradition is returning to Victoria — the Coast Capital Savings Living Flag is aiming to be the largest living flag in the country for the third year running.

With 1,650 red shirts and 890 white shirts produced by Passion Sports, participants are given a number and a place to stand to depict a large Canada flag, posing for an aerial photo.

Taking place on the Legislature lawn on July 1, participants can grab their free T-shirt starting at noon until supplies last. Groups of 10 or more can pre-register online and pick up their shirts at the Coast Capital Savings tent on Belleville and Government Street.

READ ALSO: Victoria councillors question if Canada Day should strictly be a daytime event

Participants who have preregistered are guaranteed a free T-shirt. Those who want to participate but couldn’t get their hands on a T-shirt can still be a part of the living flag by wearing their own red or white shirt.

The photo will be taken at 2 p.m. and those wanting to participate are asked to arrive by 1:15 p.m. The event is wheelchair accessible.

READ ALSO: Victoria, Winnipeg rivalry heats up over ‘living flag’

Atomique Productions is producing Victoria’s Canada Day celebrations with live music, live entertainment starting at 10:30 a.m. and fireworks at 10:20 p.m. to go along with the living flag.

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