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Human flag festivities get new home

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People gather on the Manitoba legislature grounds to make a living flag on Canada Day last year.

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The Downtown Winnipeg BIZ announced the new backdrop for its record-breaking human flag festivities on Canada Day.

The new home for the living flag will be at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.

Participants are asked to go to the Scotiabank stage at The Forks at 9 a.m on July 1 to get in on the action.

Last year, about 4,000 people dressed in red and white visited the Manitoba legislature grounds to create a human Canadian flag.

Winnipeg set the record for the largest human flag in Canada and will defend its title against competitors in Victoria, Brandon and Calgary.

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition June 14, 2014 B5

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