Acrylic Fridge Magnet with The Flag of Manitoba
Within Canada lies one of its most fertile and agriculturally developed provinces, namely Manitoba. This prairie region has pioneered in fur trading and has brought great financial support to the whole of Canada. The flag of Manitoba has immense historic significance to the whole nation. This provincial flag of Canada bears the proof of agriculture, greenery and natural resources. If you are looking for a unique souvenir, then this one is surely an eye catcher. The Red Ensign bearing the provincial coat of arms of Manitoba against a bright red background will surely be a perfect souvenir and an attractive fridge magnet. According to a survey held in 2001, out of the 72 Canadian flag designs, this one is 44th in design and colour. On the right side of the flag is the shield of the Arms of Manitoba, the shield consists of the cross of St. George and below it a bison representing the countless bison which once moved freely in Manitoba.
Historical Facts about The Flag of Manitoba
The Red Ensign and the Union Flag, which is also known as Union Jack, are British in origin. The coat of arms is taken from Armorial Bearings and reflects British heraldry. Both the Red Ensign and the Union Flag of Britain shows Manitoba’s strong connection with British culture and history. The bison standing on a rock in the flag is symbolic in meaning. In early days, innumerable bison used to move freely across the rectangular land of this prairie province and provided everyone with food and clothing. The red cross of St. George depicts the association of King George III and portrays British involvement and heritage which still lingers over the entire country of Canada. The Manitoba Legislative Assembly approved the flag on May11, 1965 and it got its official proclamation on May12, 1966 by Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth II.