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3,000 shirts handed out for Calgary’s Canada Day ‘living flag’

WATCH: Thousands of Calgarians celebrated Canada Day by becoming part of a living flag at Prince’s Island Park.

CALGARY – Thousands of Calgarians celebrated Canada Day by becoming part of a living flag at Prince’s Island Park on Wednesday.

Three thousand red and white shirts were handed out to make the human flag a success.

Many participants were new Canadians, who wanted everyone to see how much they love the country.

“It’s often the newcomers that want to take part in that highly symbolic act of putting that red or white T-shirt on and forming a part of that symbol of their new country,” said Sarah Iley, the manger of culture for the city.

It’s the 50th anniversary of Canada’s flag this year. The flag was designed by George Stanley, a historian who was born in Calgary.

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