Canada Day events around London

Canada Day events around London

Andrew Fitton and his brother Gordon investigate a giant Canada Flag painted on a hillside at the South London Community Centre in London, Ontario, Thursday, June 30, 2011 for a Canada Day celebration. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Dave Chidley) Andrew Fitton and his brother Gordon investigate a giant Canada Flag painted on a hillside at the South London Community Centre in London, Ontario, Thursday, June 30, 2011 for a Canada Day celebration. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Dave Chidley)

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