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Watch: City’s human maple leaf to mark Canada’s 150th birthday


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Watch: City’s human maple leaf to mark Canada’s 150th birthday

This is time lapse footage of a city’s human maple leaf to mark Canada’s 150th birthday celebrations.

It was created on Saturday in Winnipeg, central Canada, using 3,600 people, according to its organisers.

Canada Day, a national holiday each July 1st, this year marked a century-and-a-half since British and French Canada bonded to form a single country.

Downtown Winnipeg Biz, an organisation that seeks to improve the city’s centre, handed out 2,500 red t-shirts to help create the human flag.

“Canada Day is all about celebrating our love for our country, and appreciating the values that bind us together as a nation,” says Stefano Grande, CEO of Downtown Winnipeg Biz.

“This year, for the first time ever, we’re bringing the Canada Day Living Maple Leaf to the iconic Portage and Main intersection as we come together to celebrate Canada 150, our country, our city and our downtown.”

The maple leaf is Canada’s most widely-recognised national symbol.