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Thursday, August 11, 2022
Canadian flag set to fly at Queen’s Royal Park – finally
Canada's flag will be raised at  Queen's Royal Beach on Friday, Aug.  5.
Canada's flag will be raised at Queen's Royal Beach on Friday, Aug. 5.

The Canadian flag finally will be raised at Queen’s Royal Park on the NOTL waterfront on  Friday, Aug. 5.

The installation of a flagpole and a donation by Niagara-on-the-Lake’s Caldwell Foundation to cover the costs was spurred by Lake Report columnist Ross Robinson, who suggested the project in November  2021.

Robinson wondered why there was no flag or any other patriotic symbol at the popular beach, with the U.S. border just a short distance across the water.

The park is home to NOTL’s iconic gazebo and is packed with locals and visitors, especially on warm, sunny days.

“Obviously there’s a flag on the American side but no flag on the Canadian side,” said Jim Caldwell.

“This spot has a lot of tourists and residents that go down to the park, so we thought it would be nice to have the flag there.”

“Every proud Canadian” is welcome to attend the 3:30 p.m. flag raising, he added.

“We hope it’ll be a great occasion, and we’re happy to be helping the town,” said Caldwell.