In March, we donated to the UBC Properties Trust team when they were fundraising for the event Bowl for Big Brothers Classic. In the end, they raised almost $1500 for the event which means that they received the 5-Course Tasting Menu for 2 at Diva at the Met for their team. Congratulations to all the teams who participated and made a difference!
The Royal Canadian Navy recently announced that they will be flying a new ensign starting May 5th. Instead of flying the Canadian flag (the Maple Leaf) off of the stern, they will now be flying the former Naval Jack in its place.
This story from CTV News explains the flag change up.
While we have been carrying the Canadian Naval Ensign as part of our military flag line for quite awhile, the Navy will soon need much larger ones to fly off of the stern. Our Nova Scotia store is currently applique sewing a very large one, and our Victoria store is looking at stocking up as well.
“Essentially, the flag previously known as the Canadian Naval Jack became the Canadian Naval Ensign, whereas the National Flag became the Canadian Naval Jack.”
Read the official government news release here.
We try to celebrate Earth Day every day here at The Flag Shop. We save our scrap fabric and old banners for Common Thread Cooperative to use, and we encourage clients to use Echotex®, our 100% recycled flag and banner fabric, for their banners when appropriate. We were the first to bring a recycled banner fabric to market in North America, and we’ve been quite pleased with the results. As you can see from our Echotex gallery, we’ve created a number of beautiful street banners for our clients since 2008.
We recently gave our Echotex website a makeover so that it better shows off how good banners can look while still being earth friendly. (Click through to see the new site!)
From now until mid-May, we are giving away our reuseable shopping bags with any $100 purchase that includes one of our five eligible Earth Day products. To use, add the bag to your cart and then use the promo code EARTH at checkout.
Our Flag Shop reusable shopping bags were custom designed by our Flag Shop staff and are made from RPET, a material made of 80% recycled post consumer plastic. They are fun to carry around.
April 6th is Canada’s official Tartan Day!
Canada has a rich and diverse cultural background. The last census estimates about 15% of the Canadian population identifies as Scottish. Scottish Canadians have been showing their binational pride with the Canadian Maple Leaf Tartan since it was created in 1964 by David Weiser, but it was only on March 9, 2011 that the government of Canada made it an official symbol. Read more about it at the Canadian Heritage site.
We have started carrying the Maple Leaf Tartan flag at an introductory price of $129.95 as part of our Highland flag collection.
Congratulations to our president, Susan Braverman, for winning the Social Enterprise Top Hero Award! Susan was nominated by Melanie Conn at Common Thread Co-op for her work in supporting Common Thread and helping them grow their social enterprise.
Read more about the award here. Or read below for Melanie’s nomination letter for Susan. Read the rest of this entry »
On Friday, February 15th, The Flag Shop Victoria officially opened for business with its new owners Paul Servos and Maggie Rennick along with Victoria mayor Dean Fortin hoisting the flag on the grand re-opening. Susan Braverman, President of The Flag Shop and Textile Image, Inc., was in attendance as well to welcome the shop back.
Read the Times Colonist story on it here.
Photograph by: LYLE STAFFORD, Times Colonist