“We were approached by the Edmonton Garrison last spring to supply flags for this event. We recommended sizes to them, and expedited the flags which were made in a very short period of time. They appreciated the efforts that we expended for them, and reciprocated by having this plaque made for us inscribed “To The Flag Shop in appreciation for your support of the 2010 Nijmegen marches”. In the photo, the man on the right is Peter MacKay – Minister of Defense. It occupies a place of honour in our retail area.”
The annual Nijmegen Marches are a rigorous and prestigious endurance event in which Canada has participated since 1952. During the Marches the participants complete a four-day march of 40 km per day while in combat uniform and carrying a minimum rucksack load of 10-kg. The event draws over 40,000 marchers from 50 different nations every year and has over 1 million spectators along its 160-km route. The Marches begin on July 19th this year, and 2011 marks the 95th time the Marches have taken place since 1909.