In 1999, as part of the celebrations for the 75th Anniversary of the founding of the Galiano Club, Board Director and flag-enthusiast, Peter Renner, organized an island wide flag contest. After some advertising 14 designs were submitted. These were given public exposure for several weeks on the walls of the island’s Trincomali Bakery.
A half-dozen Galiano Clubs were asked to choose a rep to create a selection committee, which was to be chaired by Jamie Webb, Manager of the Victoria Flag Shop.
After some deliberation a design was chosen, one submitted by Marina Szijarto, daughter of long-time islander, Mario Szijarto.
The Flag Shop created the first copy free of cost. The official flag raising ceremony was held November 20th, 1999 as part of that day’s Christmas Market (annual organized by the Galiano Club).
Dennis Olsen had installed a flagpole at the front of the Community Hall and with the Galiano Singers, local MP, Gary Lunn and the islands resident RCMP officer attending. A few dozen residents cheered as the flag was flown for the very first time.
This flag has flown in front of the Community Hall ever since.