Staff in our stores across the country wore pink for Pink Shirt Day (February 25th)!
The Flag Shop Vancouver donated 1,000 Anti-Bullying paper stick flags to I Am Someone‘s annual Walk2Talk event on February 22nd.
Xinhuanet came in to do a photo shoot of Canada flags being made and displayed in our store.
AM1470 came in to report on us for the radio.
The Flag Shop is excited to be celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the National Flag of Canada and invites you to visit our production department while we make high-quality, appliqué sewn Canada Flags. Demonstrations are available, by appointment, throughout the first two weeks of February at participating Flag Shop locations from coast to coast.
The Flag Shop has been proudly making Canada Flags since 1975 and was the first retail flag store in the world.
The Flag Shop’s appliqué sewn Canada flag is beautiful to behold, yet incredibly durable and strong. It consists of three 200 Denier nylon panels sewn together for amazing strength and durability. The Maple Leaf is then appliqué sewn onto the centre panel. These flags can be finished with either a rope & toggle or grommets, or with an open sleeve.
The Flag Shop is excited to announce that we are participating in the 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION by offering 3’ x 6’ Appliqué Sewn CANADA FLAGS at the amazing low price of $50 each. This enables every Canadian regardless of racial, religious or cultural background, the opportunity to own a high-quality custom-made CANADA flag.
To ensure that as many as possible are able to participate in this offer, it is restricted to in-store purchases only, limited to two flags per customer and available while quantities last. Offer expires on Saturday February 14, 2015.
“We are so excited to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the CANADA flag!” says Susan Braverman, President of The Flag Shop. “My mother, Doreen Braverman, opened the first specialty flag store in Canada in 1975 when I was 7 years old. With hard work and the support of our fellow Canadians, we’ve been able to grow to 13 Flag Shops from coast to coast. Canada is this most amazing country and I am so proud to be Canadian. I want everyone to feel the emotion and pride that comes with flying our CANADA flag!”
The Flag Shop is Canada’s leading manufacturer of flags and banners. We are 100% Canadian Owned and offer one stop shopping for all patriotic paraphernalia, world flags, flagpoles and all flag-related products.
We are proudly Canadian!
Please contact The Flag Shop location nearest you to schedule an appointment!
The Flag Shop Vancouver
|1615 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC V5L 1H5||(604) 736-8161|
|The Flag Shop Victoria||822 Fort Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1H8||(250) 383-3524|
|The Flag Shop Calgary||7810 Macleod Trail SE, Calgary, AB T2H 0L9||(403) 640-1842|
|The Flag Shop Edmonton||15507 Stony Plain Road, Edmonton, AB T5P 3Z1||(780) 484-5850|
|The Flag Shop Saskatoon||309B – 33rd Street West, Saskatoon, SK S7L 0V3||(306) 651-3524|
|The Flag Shop Winnipeg||1195 Pembina Highway, Winnipeg, MB R3T 2A5||(204) 452-2689|
|The Flag Shop London||150 Exeter Road, London, ON N6L 1G9||(519) 652-2256|
|The Flag Shop Toronto||Unit B, 5000 Dufferin Street, Toronto, ON M3H 5T5||(416) 736-3524|
|The Flag Shop Ottawa||838 Bank Street, Ottawa, ON K1S 3W1||(613) 789-5456|
|Le Flag Shop Montréal||3187 rue St-Jacques, #100, Montréal, QC H4C 1G7||(514) 396-3524|
|The Flag Shop New Brunswick||201 Champlain Street, Dieppe, NB E1A 1N9||(506) 389-3524|
|The Flag Shop Nova Scotia||115 Main Street, Dartmouth, NS B2X 1R6||(902) 434-1695|
If you have any questions please contact The Flag Shop nearest you.
Every year is a banner year for us! Here are just a few major projects and jobs we have undertaken this year as well as a few more personal items.
|We had our AGM in sunny Ottawa.||Banners for Vancouver Aquarium’s Up Close exhibit went up|
|We helped North Shore Search & Rescue honour the late Tim Jones.|
|The 2014 Winter Olympics took place in Sochi.||We sold a lot of flags! (But not as many as 2010)|
|TED Talks came to town.||Science World celebrated 25 years as a Vancouver institution.|
|Richmond banners went up featuring art from its annual contest winners.|
|Banners for Cirque du Soleil’s Totem went up around town.|
|Curtis Wilson’s Canadian Native Flag debuted for Aboriginal Day.||The 2014 World Cup was played in Brazil.|
|The Kitsilano West 4th BIA pulled together a “Meet the Merchants” campaign with 70 portraits of local business employees and owners.||A flag made for First Nations artist Beau Dick crossed the country to Ottawa for a copper cutting ceremony designed to shame the federal government.|
|The Vancouver Aquarium announced the opening of its expansion.||Rainbow Refugee Pride documentary filmed a scene in our store.|
|BCIT celebrated its 50th anniversary.||We supported the teachers during their strike.|
|Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation made a lot of people aware.||Our business development manager, Julia, got married.|
|Vancouver Opera banners went onto the Burrard Street Bridge.||To commemorate 100 years since the start of World War I, we began offering the Canadian Red Ensign from that era.|
|The My Credit Union Matters campaign helped credit unions get the word out that they were in danger of losing a valuable tax credit.||We began offering products exclusively for Co-Op Canada.|
|We got a new digital printer!||The first of our Antibullying flag products arrived.|
Coming up in 2015:
We turn 40!
The Canadian Flag turns 50 years old.
…and lots more! We hope you join us.
Price: $20 for the public, $10 for teachers with ID
Price: The discounted prices are FOR teachers or the official organizers supporting teachers. Anyone in the public who wants to support the teachers will receive a 25% discount off the regular prices below.
8.5 feather flag on a 10.2 ft pole
Flag/pole/ground spike: $150.00 (Regular price is $280.00)
Flag/pole/flat metal base: $160.00 (regular price is $305.00)
If you want to buy these à la carte:
Flag – $70 (regular $140)
Pole: $50 (regular $90)
Ground Spike: $30 (regular $50)
Flat Metal base: $40 (regular $75)
Our Vancouver store is at 1615 Powell Street, and we are open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Please send us photos of all of these items in action! We’d appreciate it.
Paper flags just got here! And by paper flags, we mean just the paper. Now comes the labour intensive part where we hand staple all of them to the sticks.
We invite you to come pick them up in our store (1615 Powell Street) on Saturday afternoon and distribute them at the rallies at the Vancouver Art Gallery (Sunday morning 10 a.m.) and Holland Park in Surrey (Sunday evening 5 p.m.).
The paper flags are FREE to take to rallies, protests, and picket lines. If for some reason they are not all distributed, you can bring them back to us so we can keep giving them out. Or if people start tossing them, they can be collected and brought back. We’ll recycle the ones in rough shape.
Some people have given us donations for the free items to help us cover costs which we definitely appreciate and only use to keep making more items. These are not expected, just appreciated and we wanted to acknowledge that.
The 8.5″x11″ posters are available now.
Everyone has been very cooperative and reasonable with what they take so far, and we really appreciate it! Thanks for letting us help fight this battle.
See the most recent post here.
Bumper stickers are now in! They are by suggested donation of $1, and free for teachers.
Our Vancouver store is at 1615 Powell Street. We are open from 8 until 4:30 pm during the week.