International flags fly for 40th year

Nanaimo International Folk Festival Society flags are installed for the season at Maffeo Sutton Park.

The skyline at Maffeo Sutton Park gets a bit brighter today (May 4) as the Nanaimo International Folk Festival Society flags are installed for the season.

The society’s collection of flags will be flying for the 40th year.

Proceeds from an annual banquet fundraiser are used to purchase the flags of the members’ countries.

The society works with the city parks department to provide this colourful display each year.

Nations represented this year will include India, Sweden, Finland, Philippines, Norway, Japan, China, Iran, Switzerland, Italy, Germany, Ukraine, Croatia, Denmark, New Zealand, Hungary, South Korea, Greece, England, Malta and Canada.

Annalise Frederiksen, society treasurer, said there may be space for flags available next year for new members.”

For more information on the Nanaimo International Folk Festival Society, please call 250-758-3755 or 250-751-1223.