Local Rotary Clubs are opening registration for the 2022 flag campaigns.

The program sees Rotarians installing Canadian flags on front lawns three times a year, and it's proven to be very popular.

The flags are placed in the days surrounding the Victoria Day, Canada Day, and Labour Day long weekends.

It's been a staple in High River for quite a few years now but was launched in Okotoks just a year ago.

Though it's still a relatively new program in Okotoks, Rotary president Jeff Foss says it's been a success.

"In the midst of COVID, we thought 'okay, we'll try 100 flags,' and those sold out in four days. Then we built another 100 flags and those sold out before the May long weekend. So we had 200 flags out last year. This year, again, with the great sponsorship from Quigley Electric, we have another 100 we're going to be building, so there's going to be a total of 300 flags out there this year."

Word travels fast, it seems.

"It's just neighbours talking to neighbours. We have communities even here in Okotoks where one neighbour tells another neighbour and pretty soon the entire street is lined with flags. I can think of a few, one in Crystal Shores, another in Crystal Green, and another in Tucker Boulevard, in that seniors residence."

Flags are known to sell out quickly, so he recommends jumping on it for those interested.

Click here for more information on the Okotoks Rotary Club Flag Program.

Click here for more information on the High River Rotary Club Flag Program.