To celebrate the 103rd Anniversary of the Republic of Latvia on 18 November 2021, the Embassy of Latvia in Canada presents the Latvian flag parade in Canada – from coast to coast, to coast.
From 17 to 21 November, the Latvian flag will fly in the cities across Canada - in St. John’s (Newfoundland and Labrador), Charlottetown (Prince Edward Island), Halifax (Nova Scotia), Fredericton, (New Brunswick), Ottawa, Toronto, Hamilton (Ontario), Winnipeg (Manitoba), Saskatoon (Saskatchewan), Calgary (Alberta), Vancouver (British Columbia) and elsewhere. The Latvian colours will connect the Atlantic Ocean through the Atlantic provinces, Central Canada, Prairies and West Coast to the Pacific Ocean, and to the Arctic Ocean – Tuktoyaktuk (Northwest Territories).
On 18 November at 9:00, Kārlis Eihenbaums Ambassador of Latvia to Canada, and Laura Dudas, Deputy Mayor of Ottawa, will raise the Latvian flag at the Ottawa City Hall during the National Anthem of Latvia, and will address the event guests.
On 18 November at 9:00, in Halifax, the Latvian flag will be raised in the presence of His Worship Mike Savage, Mayor of Halifax, Dr. Ingrīda Šķetre (Ingrida Sketris), Honorary Consul of Latvia in Nova Scotia, and the Halifax Latvian community.
On 18 November from 21:00 to 21:15, the Niagara Falls will be illuminated in the Latvian red-white-red colours. Initiated in 2018 to mark the Centennial of Latvia, it is a pleasure to continue the Falls illumination tradition on the Independence Day of Latvia.
The Hamilton City sign will be illuminated in the Latvian colours from 18 November.
The Embassy of Latvia offers thanks to all event partners, including the Hamilton Latvian Society (HALO) for arrangements to honour the Latvian flag in Hamilton and to the Latvian National Federation in Canada and its president Andris Ķesteris for co-operation and arrangements at the Toronto City Hall.
The Latvian flag parade concludes the Latvian Centenary public diplomacy program in Canada.