Provincial Flag of Manitoba
Manitoba Flag Description:
The flag of Manitoba consists of a red base, with a British Union Jack in the top left quarter, with the provincial shield on the right side. The shield features the cross of Saint George and a bison standing on a rock.
Manitoba Flag Meaning:
The Union Jack represents Manitoba's British links and the cross of St. George is a symbol of England. The bison represents the various bison which formerly roamed the province.
Manitoba Flag History:
The flag was adopted on May 12, 1966. The coat of arms was adopted in 1905 and modified in 1992. Manitoba joined the confederation of Canada on July 15, 1870.
Interesting Manitoba Facts:
The name Manitoba comes from the Cree Indian words Manitou bou, which mean narrows of the Great Spirit. The name refers to the point where Lake Manitoba narrows in its centre.
Manitoba's official motto is: Gloriosus et Liber - Glorious and Free