Councillor’s View – Fly Our Flag


Picture courtesy of Tim Sheehan

Dear Residents,


We are just over a month away from Canada Day and with this year’s sesquicentennial anniversary, it is certain to be more exciting than ever!


As part of our ward’s celebrations, I would like to invite all residents to stop by my ward office at the Goulbourn Recreation Complex to pick up additional paper Canadian flags to celebrate. In addition, my office has also been supplied with commemorative Ottawa 2017 flags which are available while quantities last!


Once you have your flag, there is no better thing to do than to fly it with pride! This year, I am inviting all of Stittsville to send me their Canadian themed photos including photos of your Canadian Tulips. As I receive them, I will be showcasing them in my online album available at


Photos can be of anything, anyone, or anywhere – just remember to integrate Canada’s colours and symbols into the mix. This past winter, I have already received some wonderful images of snow-shovelled maple leaves, Canadian flag-themed Christmas trees, Canada 150 snow forts and snowmen, and more!

This is your chance to showcase your beautiful commemorative red and white Canada 150 tulips or Canadian-themed firework displays (when bylaws permit). You can place flags in your windows, onto your pets, around the community or whatever else your heart imagines.


The Canadian flag is one of few that optimally features a living entity such as the Maple Leaf. To me, that is the country of Canada and the community of Stittsville – a living and growing community that takes pride in its spirit.


So Stittsville, take this opportunity to be a part of something great. Fly our flag with pride and let’s be a part of something great.