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by Blas Delgado

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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.