March 6, 1982

The Franco-Albertan flag flies for the first time

Jean-Pierre Grenier wins the design competition organized by Francophonie jeunesse de l’Alberta.

The Franco-Albertan flag is blue, white and red. The fleur-de-lis symbolizes French culture; the stylized wild rose and the blue represent Alberta; and the white signifies the worldwide Francophone community. The blue and white bands represent the waterways and routes used by the explorers and early settlers.

It was unveiled at the annual congress of the Association canadienne-française de l’Alberta.