February 15 was declared National Flag of Canada Day in 1996. To celebrate this special day in Canadian history, each year the Peace Tower flag is presented to a Canadian who has exemplified the values our country holds most dear. In celebration of the 50th anniversary of our national flag, our Government presented this proud Canadian symbol to 50 Canadians and organizations who have contributed significantly to the well-being of our citizens.
Today, at 11:00 am, MP Bryan Hayes had the esteemed pleasure of presenting this national symbol to local constituent, Mr. Paul Dalseg, a World War II veteran and an active community leader and volunteer; acting as President of both the Sault Ste. Marie Rotary Club and the Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce. Paul is an accomplished entrepreneur and is dedicated to the advancement of education through his involvement with Sault College.
“In keeping with the recent tradition of presenting a Peace Tower Flag to deserving Canadians, I am deeply honoured to present this symbol of our country to Mr. Dalseg. Paul is a great Canadian whose efforts and accomplishments have had a remarkable impact on our community. I was more than proud to present Mr. Paul Dalseg with a Peace Tower Flag to thank him for being an exemplary role model to all Canadians,” said MP Bryan Hayes.