City Of Vancouver British Columbia

Canadian-Croatian Congress

Kanadsko-hrvatski Kongres       

                        3550 Commercial Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, V5N – 4E9

                        Phone: 604 879-8915 e-mails:

March 3rd, 2023.

The Honorable Ken Sim

Mayor of the City of Vancouver

453 West 12th Avenue

Vancouver, British Columbia, V5Y 1V4            

Re: Independence Day of the Republic of Croatia – May 30th

      Request for raising the Flag of the Republic of Croatia

Dear Mr. Sim,

We sincerely ask the City of Vancouver to fly the official Flag of the Republic of Croatia for a one week from Friday, May 26th, 2023, to Saturday, June 3rd2023. Since the City of Vancouver is home to a large and growing number of Canadians of Croatian heritage, we would welcome this sign of good will towards us and our former homeland.

On behalf of the Canadian-Croatian Congress we would like to express our sincere appreciation in allowing the Flag of the Republic of Croatia to be raised in the past years from the City of Vancouver on this very special occasion “Croatia Day – May 30th“.

We thank you for your consideration of this matter and hope to hear from you as soon as possible in this regard.

Sincerely yours,

Ivan Curman, president

Canadian-Croatian Congress

Canada Day


Today, my family and I are celebrating Canada Day.

The Canada that I know is a diverse, inclusive, and welcoming country.

It?s important that we celebrate our country?s accomplishments, as we also reflect on historical injustices.

When some municipalities across the country reject this legacy by cancelling their Canada Day celebrations, I disagree.

Canada Day is a time to acknowledge all the sacrifices that have made Canada what it is today.

It is this ongoing effort to make a better nation that makes Canada the best nation. We can be proud that so many fleeing persecution or discrimination choose Canada as their home. We remain a beacon of hope and opportunity.

We celebrate Canada Day because there is no other place we would rather be.

I encourage you to watch my video on the importance of celebrating Canada Day, and I hope you have a fun, safe holiday with your family.

Happy Canada Day!


Kevin Falcon
BC Liberal Leadership Candidate