Bumper stickers for “Respect Our Teachers” now in.

Susan counts bumper stickers 

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.

Art files for Respect Our Teachers released with Creative Commons

We are putting our art files out in the wild for anyone to download and print. The demand we have had is going to widely outstripped our supply so we feel this was one way to keep giving and allow others to keep showing their support! These are released under the Creative Commons license which means you can use them as you see fit or even modify them, we only ask you that you leave our name on there.

Download all the files in a zipped folder

10″x3″ Bumper Sticker

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2.5″ Round Button or Sticker

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8.5″x11″ Full Colour Poster

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8.5″x11″ 2 Colour Poster

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8.5″x11″ Black & White Poster

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“Respect Our Teachers” car flags now available

We’re just finishing these up! As Susan said, she gets the first one.

The price is $20.00 each for the public and $10.00 each for teachers.

For simplicity, both these prices include taxes. We will need the “honour” system for the “public/teacher” prices because these cost us $15.00 each to make. The more that the public buys, the more we can make for teachers.

Right now, these are only available in The Flag Shop Vancouver at 1615 Powell Street. You can come by to order, or you can call us at (604) 736-8161 (toll free 1-800-663-8681) to order.

See the most recent post here.

Supporting the public school teachers of BC

We are publicly throwing our support behind BC’s public school teachers who are currently on strike.

We are very busy trying to get this organized, but those of you in BC can join our Facebook group set up for organizing the campaign here. We are also posting updates to our twitter account and our main Facebook page.

We will have a press release as well as other materials soon.

Catch Susan on CBC’s Early Edition tomorrow at 7:20 a.m. on 88.1 FM and 690 AM.

Introducing the Canadian Native Flag

The Canadian Native Flag

June 21st is Aboriginal Day in Canada. This Aboriginal Day is the debut of Curtis Wilson’s Canadian Native Flag.

Susan Braverman, President of The Flag Shop, has worked with Curtis to bring his design for a flag to represent First Nations in Canada to the public. We hope this flag brings a better understanding of the First Nations of our country and a vision for a unified Canada that still revels in its diversity.

Read Curtis’s account of how he created the flag including his family’s rich history in Canada and the flag’s symbolism.

The current product availability includes:

18″x20″ and 27″x54″ flags 3″x6″ recycled paper flags
Lapel pins Temporary tattoos

The Flag Shop is the manufacturer and exclusive supplier of the flag. It is available online as well as in our thirteen stores across Canada.

Sign up for the Canadian Native Flag mailing list to find out about other products as they come available.

Cambie Secondary contacts the International Space Station

Flag RentalsMarch 13, 2014 was the anniversary of Chris Hadfield becoming the first Canadian Commander of the International Space Station, and the day Cambie Secondary School in Richmond became the first school in Metro Vancouver to make contact with the International Space Station via amateur radio.

The Flag Shop is proud to have provided free flag rentals for the Canada, USA, Russia, and Japan flags displayed on the stage backdrop for this momentous event.

Banners for No More Cruelty

No More Cruelty

No More Cruelty was founded by Crystal (top left), our marketing manager at The Flag Shop head office. Together with her sister Rosemary (top right), they advocate and assist with various animal rescue efforts by coordinating with various volunteers and rescue groups in Taiwan.

When Crystal mentioned to Susan, our President, that she had to borrow a flag from the pet store to promote “Don’t buy! Adopt a pet” concept while she was on holiday in Taiwan this past January, Susan offered to support her efforts in animal rescue. Two 24″ x 33.5″ custom banners made with Coast Display were donated by The Flag Shop, one will be used in Taiwan and one in Canada.

The above picture was taken at the Taipei International Airport in March 2014. Crystal was the volunteer ambassador to accompany these seven rescued dogs to Canada where they had new homes waiting for them.

See other causes The Flag Shop Vancouver supports.

Street banners for TED’s 30th Anniversary conference in Vancouver

If you’ve driven over the Granville Bridge lately, you’ve no doubt noticed the dramatic black banners announcing the arrival of the 30th TED Conference to its new home at the Vancouver Convention Centre which has its own set of matching banners.

The street banners were printed right here in Vancouver and are made of Echotex, a 100% recycled banner fabric. Echotex street banners are just a small part of helping Vancouver become the Greenest City by 2020.

25 years of Science World

A fixture of Vancouver’s False Creek landscape, Science World at Telus World of Science is celebrating 25 years of fostering curiosity and education in science through its hands-on exhibits and demonstrations. We have made their street banners as well as other products for them for a number of years. Here are their current 25th Anniversary banners up now plus a look back at some of their other recent designs.

The winners of Calgary and Edmonton’s Olympics contest

Our Calgary and Edmonton shops are excited to announce the winners of their $100 Canada Prize Pack contests which ran during the Winter Olympics.

Several people correctly guessed that Canada would bring home 25 Olympic medals. We held a random draw among the correct entries, and Carol-Anne T. of Calgary and Veronica C. of Edmonton won. Veronica told The Flag Shop Edmonton that she is planning to fly the windsock & flag at her lake this summer. We love to hear that! We hope you both enjoy your prizes!

Thank you so much to everyone who entered our contest! Stay tuned for more fun Facebook contests in the future.

Pictured below is The Flag Shop owner, Phyllis Bright, personally delivering Veronica’s prize.