The Vancouver Sun interviewed Susan for Canada Day about the Canadian flag turning 50. The article also includes a video of our store manager, Deanna, giving a brief history of the red ensign as well as describing how most Canadian flags are folded since there is no standardized way.
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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.
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All across Canada, pride flags have been flying in support of LGBT rights as Canada participates in the Sochi Winter Olympics. The cities of Vancouver and Victoria raised their flags on the opening day of the Olympics. The BC Legislature took a little extra time to get theirs up, and The Flag Shop Victoria was integral to that process.
NDP MLA Spencer Chandra Herbert wrote to Speaker Linda Reid requesting that the flag be flown at the legislature, and the approval came through on Wednesday. Paul Servos, the owner of The Flag Shop Victoria, got a rush order for a 45″ x 90″ pride flag at 9 a.m. on Thursday. He managed to sew it all together from 200D nylon in the shop in time to deliver it by noon to the Office of Protocol, and the flag was raised around 1 pm. That’s quick service!
“In Victoria we enjoy these challenging projects as our smaller sewing room allows us to do customization creatively with excellent value for the customer” – Paul.
Here’s a video of the flag raising (bonus: you can also see how to rig a halyard with a flag that has a rope and toggle):
In addition, tomorrow is The Flag Shop Victoria’s 1 year anniversary of rejoining us! They have done some great projects over the past year.
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Bernard Avenue in Kelowna recently got an upgrade with the addition of new street banners featuring First Nations art. The banners feature five different designs with art by Janine Lott and Jordan Coble.
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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.
With Khatsahlano, Vancouver’s biggest free music and arts festival coming up on Saturday, July 13th, there’s been some last minute scrambling around the office to get all of their signage out the door. In addition, Susan has been going to press conferences in her role as president of the West 4th BIA.
Here’s a few places she’s been quoted or pictured so far: