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By derby (Derby)

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#1: Norma Dee (norm0908) on Aug 9, 2017

This is really nice. I was afraid it was going to be symmetrical, but it wasn't. (Symmetrical puzzles make me feel as if I am solving them two times in a row.)
#2: Lauren (lorispad) on Aug 10, 2017
Beautiful! Go Canada!
#3: Kristen Vognild (kristen) on Aug 10, 2017
I suspected this was a Canadian celebration, once it started to look maple-leafy. :)
#4: Teresa K (fasstar) on Aug 10, 2017
Nicely designed puzzle, Derby (in spite of the unnecessary extra column).

The logo design is interesting.

So is the story behind it's design. Wiki info:

The official emblem of the sesquicentennial was designed by Ariana Cuvin, a then-19-year-old student in the University of Waterloo's global business and digital arts program. It consists of 13 multi-coloured diamonds forming a maple leaf; Cuvin stated that the four diamonds forming the emblem's base represented Canada's four original provinces, while the others represented the provinces and territories that had joined since. The government described the emblem as reflecting Canada's unity and diversity. The emblem was chosen through a competition held by the government, and open to post-secondary students.[8]

The emblem received mixed reviews from the professional community; two designers interviewed by the Ottawa Citizen panned the logo for being the "minimum" of a usable logo and "student work" respectively, but another remarked that it was a "strong and simple design that should hold up well in all applications".[9] The contest was criticized by the Society of Graphic Designers of Canada, which believed that the contest was "unethical" and "exploited" students, and expressed dissatisfaction over the fact that the contest was not open to design professionals. Cuvin, who received a prize of $5,000 for winning the contest, told the Ottawa Citizen that she did not feel that she was being exploited.

#5: Aldege Cholette (Aldege) on Aug 10, 2017
Great job on the flag Derby. I think the design is wonderful and as a Canadian I'm proud of our government for making it a contest for students instead of hiring professionals. This is not the Trudeau gov't cheaping it out or exploiting. It's about wise spending and giving students opportunity. :)
#6: Gaynor Sorrell (gesorrell) on Aug 14, 2017
People will complain about anything. I think it is a great design and a great puzzle - thank you, Derby! It would make a lovely quilt.
#7: BlackCat (BlackCat) on Sep 26, 2017
Very pretty.

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