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Calgary, Alberta (Canada)

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[Calgary] image by Blas Delgado

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Description of the flag

The design for The City's official flag was chosen through a competition conducted by the Centennial of Incorporation Committee. City Council officially adopted it on Oct. 3, 1983. Yvonne Fritz and Gwin Clarke of Calgary submitted the winning design.

The design of the flag, which incorporates a white hat and a stylized letter 'C,' symbolizes harmony among The City and the hospitality and spirit of citizens. The letter 'C' also brings to mind The City in its centennial year. Historically, this letter mark has signified the character, change, culture and charm that have become synonymous with the Calgary community.

The official colours of red and white were chosen to depict the liveliness of Calgary development. The scarlet of the Northwest Mounted Police uniform surfaces in the brilliant red and white of the fields. This combination of colours reflects the zest of Calgary's hospitality and spirit.

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Possible earlier flag

[Possible earlier Calgary Flag] image located by Valentin Poposki, 27 November 2011

The origin and significance of this flag is unknown. Is it an earlier city flag?

A white 1:2 flag, with a red hoist box of approximately 1/3rd of the length; in the fly the letters CALGARY in black between two Canada maple leafs, in the hoist an almost closed black letter C with inside and almost touching it, with its hoistward half red on a black background and its flyward half black on a red background, a ???.
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 7 January 2012

Calgary Police Flag

[Calgary Police Flag] image by Clayton Horner, 15 November 2010

The flag is 3'x6' with a rope and toggle hoist.

Detail of badge

[Calgary Police Flag] image by Clayton Horner, 15 November 2010

Calgary Fire Department

[Calgary Fire Department Flag] image by Darrell Neuman, 15 December 2010

Pictured here is the Calgary Fire Department Flag and the 125th anniversary flag of the Calgary Fire Department. These flags are on display at Calgary Fire Hall No. 5 located on 14th St SW.
Darrell Neuman, 15 December 2010

Calgary Fire Department 125th Anniversary flag

[Calgary Fire Department 125th Anniversary Flag] image by Darrell Neuman, 15 December 2010

This image is the flag commemorating the 125th anniversary of the Calgary Fire Department and features the Calgary Tower and snow capped Canadian Rocky Mountains in the background.
Darrell Neuman, 15 December 2010