Châteauguay, May 8, 2017 – As part of Canada’s 150th anniversary celebrations, a promotional logo was created so that Canadians can identify with a unifying symbol that is evocative of our history. The MP for Châteauguay-Lacolle, Brenda Shanahan, is pleased to announce that she is promoting it through her constituency office.
The Canada 150 logo is composed of a series of diamonds arranged in the shape of the iconic Canadian maple leaf. The four diamonds at the base represent the four original provinces that formed Confederation in 1867: Ontario, Québec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. Additional diamonds create nine more points—in total representing the 13 provinces and territories.
The logo is an evocative symbol of one of Canada’s proudest moments. The maple leaf motif is recognized at home and abroad as distinctively Canadian, and it fosters feelings of pride and unity.
“We are proud to help making it known by having it posted on the sign that was already placed on the left outside wall of our Châteauguay office!”, says Brenda Shanahan.
Created by Ariana Cuvin from Toronto, the logo was the winning design in a nation-wide competition among Canadian students. She was chosen from a field of over 300 eligible entries.
The Canada 150 logo is available to all for free. Those interested in getting it can place an order by filling out the online form available at http://canada.pch.gc.ca/eng/1469543959157/1469544084742.