12 FLAG 2011


DailyFflag for DailyBread in support of Daily Bread Food Bank Holiday Drive

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“Daily Flag 12” by Jennifer & Alexander. 28×36”. Recycled polyester on Egyptian cotton. SOLD $100 Many of you out there will remember the number 12 was proudly worn by two of Canada’s much-loved hockey players for The Habs, Jean “Le Gros Bill” Beliveau (1952-53) and Yvan “The Roadrunner” Cournoyer (1964-79). The flag makers’ use of the early logo and colours of the Montreal Canadiens, one of the original six NHL teams, captures the nostalgia of the time and brings back memories of Roch Carrier’s famous short story “The Hockey Sweater” (originally published as “Une abominable feuille d’érable sur la glace”), but in this case it looks like a young Torontonian got the Montreal sweater, leaving us to wonder if the Eaton’s catalogue service ever got it right.