We are wearing pink today!

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.

Working together to end bullying

Susan Braverman, President of The Flag Shop, was bullied in grade 8 and will never forget the trauma of having to change schools to escape the torment. She was one of the lucky ones who had the support of her family to help her through a devastating period, but not everyone does. Ever since then, Susan has been conscious of what bullying can do to people.

In early 2014, The Flag Shop was asked to produce a flag based on the winning design for a Pink Shirt Day competition submitted by Grace Fenton, a Grade 7 student from New Brunswick. Susan immediately knew that she had found the perfect design to represent The Flag Shop’s Anti-Bullying Campaign, an initiative that all 13 shops across Canada were strongly committed to championing.

img-antibullying-susanBy the end of 2014, The Flag Shop was granted exclusive rights to use Grace Fenton’s design for any campaigns that would help communicate the important message that “Bullying is not acceptable and needs to be stopped.”

The Flag Shop team was ecstatic because Grace’s design offers a positive message representing helping those who need our help. It is easily understood by everyone.

Bullying is a serious problem, whether it’s happening at school, at work, on the internet or for racial, sexual or other predatory reasons. This problem is much bigger than people may be aware of or willing to admit, and The Flag Shop is committed to spreading the message that EVERY DAY IS ANTI-BULLYING DAY!

At The Flag Shop, we believe that business is about more than just the bottom line. With the launch of our Anti-Bullying Initiative, we are doing what we can to raise awareness across Canada that bullying behaviour is unacceptable.

The Flag Shop Anti-Bullying products price points have been established to enable fundraising initiatives across Canada, whether it be for your school, workplace, or social group. In addition, partial proceeds from every Anti-Bullying product sold will go into a fund to support product donations for Anti-Bullying awareness efforts.

The entire Flag Shop team is committed to spreading this Anti-Bullying message! We will continue to add new products based on Grace’s design and over time, as our fund grows, our capability to accept donation requests for products to support Anti-Bullying campaigns will increase. Donation requests can be submitted at any of our Flag Shop locations, from coast to coast.

The Flag Shop is committed to raising awareness that bullying behaviour inflicts tremendous damage, and while we cannot change the past, we can do our part to influence the future. With the support of our fellow Canadians, we will strive for to make our already amazing country BECOME BULLY FREE – a country where EVERY DAY IS ANTI-BULLYING DAY!

All of The Flag Shop’s Anti-Bullying products are available online and at each of the 13 Flag Shop locations across Canada.

See www.antibullyingflag.ca for more information.

We are PROUDLY CANADIAN!

Press Release: THE FLAG SHOP JUMPS ON BOARD TO SUPPORT ANTI-BULLYING INITIATIVES ACROSS CANADA (PDF)

The Flag Shop in the news for Flag Day

Rebecca Bollwitt of Miss604 wrote this nice profile of us.


Xinhuanet came in to do a photo shoot of Canada flags being made and displayed in our store.

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AM1470 came in to report on us for the radio.

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Phyllis and The Flag Shop Edmonton celebrate Flag Day and 25 years in business.

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Judy Denham from The Flag Shop Saskatoon sewed Canada flags at the Diefenbaker Centre on Flag Day.

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The Flag Shop invites you to come see the making of high quality Canada flags as we get ready for the 50th Anniversary of the Canadian flag on February 15th

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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.

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Hanna has been sewing Canada flags for The Flag Shop since 1978.

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!

         

LOCATIONS
The Flag Shop Vancouver
(Head Office)
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.