Heritage Acton is pleased to Announce the Acton Flag
175th Celebration of the naming of Acton – the flag is ready to fly!!!
Jack Carpenter designed the flag in 1972 for the upcoming 100th anniversary of Acton being incorporated as a village. The inspiration for the design was developed by himself and Hartley Coles. While looking at a map of Ontario, they noticed cities over 50,000 were marked with large red circles, cities over 20,000 were marked by smaller blue circles. To the west, east and south, there were three large cities (Kitchener, Toronto and Hamilton). There was also a smaller city in each direction (Guelph, Brampton and Oakville). Right in the middle was Acton.
When Carpenter examined the map, he noticed the circles circles converged and the intersecting lines of the blue circle created a trillium, the provincial flower of Ontario. To complete the design, two green and white lines were added representing the Niagara Escarpment in summer and winter. Carpenter made one last change, he decided it looked better upside down!
Show your Civic Pride and Fly the Flag of Acton today!!!
ACTON FLAG SIZES
Large - 36" x 60" $100
Medium - 18" x 36" $25
Stick - 6" x 10" $10
Also availalbe at the Library - Acton Branch