World Diabetes Day on November 14th raises awareness about diabetes and encourages advocacy and education about the disease. Its main theme for 2009 through 2013 has been education and prevention. The slogan for this year is “Diabetes: protect our future”.
In 2010, The Flag Shop New Brunswick made a flag for World Diabetes Day that is flown during the month of November in the communities of Dieppe, Moncton, and Riverview in New Brunswick. The 36″ x 72″ flag is printed on 200D nylon.
Here’s the first batch of the flags we made being put out on George Derby Centre’s lawn. There’s still time to make your pledge. Text FLAG to 45678 to donate $5 and pledge a flag in honour of a veteran.
We’re nominated for the Small Business BC Awards again this year! We are up for Best Community Impact again as well as Best Online Marketer.
Voting ends November 30th! We’d appreciate your support. Please tweet or post on Facebook if you do vote!
For over 25 years, George Derby Centre in Burnaby, BC, has been providing nursing and medical care to their veteran-residents from across British Columbia. This year, the Centre is taking pledges to promote the awareness and honour the heroes amongst us for their extraordinary sacrifices.
To pledge a flag with a $5 donation, please text FLAG to 45678 from your mobile phone.
For every $5 donation they receive in pledges, a Canada flag will be placed on their lawn in honour of a veteran. These custom printed “George Derby Centre” Canada flags are weather-proof, produced by The Flag Shop Vancouver specifically for this purpose, and we are honored to support their “Pledge a Flag” awareness campaign.
Help them fill their lawn by November 11th, 2013!
All proceeds will go toward improving the lives of these unsung heroes at the George Derby Centre.
For more information about George Derby Centre or other ways to donate, please visit www.georgederbycentre.ca or call 604.527.4465.
Click here to see the causes we support at The Flag Shop.
We are #25 on Business in Vancouver’s list of Biggest BC Businesses Owned by Women in 2013!
(And we salute them for not giving into the impulse to keep things alliterative by using the word “broads”).
We are honoured to be a manufacturer and supplier of Canada’s Transgender Pride Flag.
Designed by Ottawa graphic designer Michelle Lindsay, this unique Canadian transgender flag flies to show support and inclusion of the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) Community.
This transgender flag was first used for the Trans Day of Remembrance (TDOR) on November 20, 2010 and was unfurled by the Ottawa Police Services. In later years City Halls, Fire, Paramedic and By Law Services have followed suit. As word spreads, the flag is showing up in more Pride Parades and events.
You can read more about its history at http://transflag.com/.
There are a few variations of the transgender pride flag out there, but this one was designed and manufactured in Canada.
We have the 36″ x 60″ i.s. flag in polyknit and the 4″ x 6″ stick flags printed on 100% recycled paper in stock right now with the lapel pins coming later this month.
You can buy them in our stores and online.