Friday, April 24, 2009

Day 113: Franco-Ontario

Day 113: Franco-Ontario, originally uploaded by susanvg.

I spend part of my time in a small community in rural Ontario not far from Ottawa. Here you often see the flag representing the French speaking Ontario people - part fleur-de-lis and part trillium. Canada is a complex country with two official languages not equally served across the provinces. With Quebec, decidedly French, the rest of Canada is predominantly English-speaking. Ontario has pockets of French communities, particularly near the Quebec border and in the north. In Casselman this large flag greets you as you come off the highway. Many homes fly the flag on their lawns. Pride of place - in a sea of English in North America.

1 comment:

  1. I am going to pay more attention the next time I go to northern Ontario. I have never seen this flag before! Lovely light! You can see all the detail in the white parts of the flag. It's often hard to capture that. Good work :-)