GARLANDS CROSSING, N.S. — A retirement community in Garlands Crossing may be small in size but they are proving they are mighty when it comes to showing off their Canadian pride.
Residents of The Crossing, a development billed as Atlantic Canada’s Premier Lifestyle Community, have hung more than 300 Canadian flags.
“Everyone in this community was just so excited that we could be so proud and so patriotic. We love Canada,” said Betty Crockett, the office manager at The Crossing. She said there are about 100 park and semi-detached homes in the community.
“We have veterans in here, retired military folks who are just beaming with pride over this. It’s quite spectacular.”
Dozens of flags greet visitors as they enter the community. The iconic red and white maple leaf flag is everywhere – from flagpoles to garden beds.
“We’re an empty-nester community and most of our folks are either semi-retired or retired. It’s a very happy little community. It certainly looks spectacular with over 300 flags flying in a small community like this,” said Crockett.