Falkland celebrates Canada

It’s been two decades since Canadian patriotism swept through Falkland.

On Sunday, the community will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the I Care campaign, which encourages people to show their love for the country.

The first-ever event was celebrated in the community April 1, 1991.

“Even though it was April Fool’s Day, we were serious,” said Fran Nikon, organizer.

“This was at a time when there was a lot of negativity about Canada.”

To mark the 20th anniversary, there will be a parade of flags at 11:30 a.m. Sunday.

It will stop at the Sunday Morners Hall to raise the flag and then continue to the community hall for hot dogs, coffee and juice until 3 p.m.

“Videos, photos and other memorabilia will be on display about the campaign and other events from the past 20 years,” said Nikon.

“There will be colouring, face painting and games for the children.”