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PARISH CELEBRATES FLAG — Sunday, Feb. 15, was the 50th anniversary of Canada’s maple leaf flag and St. Anne’s Parish in Regina didn’t want the day to go by without celebrating it. Following the 10 a.m. mass, parishioners gathered in the church hall with little flags decorating the tables, some children wearing headbands with the maple leaf prominent and a huge Canadian flag draped on the north wall. The flag had a story attached to it. It was swiped by Tony Zasada from the flagpole outside the Canadian pavilion at the 1984 summer Olympic Games in Los Angeles. “My son, who was a member of the doubles team in rowing, climbed the pole and retrieved the flag,” said Rita Zasada. Sadly, Tony died in a car accident just five days after returning from the Olympics. Besides the usual pancake breakfast, the St. Anne CWL also provided maple leaf cookies covered in red sparkles. (Flegel photo)

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