Red and black, the colours of Canterbury and there home team the Crusaders!!
The colour red is usually accepted as the colour of human endeavor, of effort and sacrifice. The colour black is the symbol of the soil. Together the people and the soil make the future of the province. The tight bonding of the red and the black demonstrating the closeness of partnership. Every person who understands the symbolism of the Canterbury Flag adds his or her own contribution to that partnership.