Our founders, Jack and Doreen Braverman, recently celebrated their 50th Anniversary at the Jericho Tennis Club where they had met in 1964. The party was full of friends and family and even included some specially made toothpick flags with a picture of the couple from their wedding day.
A small excerpt from the invitation:
“We met at the Jericho Tennis club in 1964. Jack had a broken ankle from skiing. He asked me to dance! Well, it was the day of the twist. Somehow we managed. […] When we got married he said it was just for 50 years and then he was cutting out. Please join us at the Jericho Tennis Club… Maybe you can help him change his mind.”
I think it’s safe to say that the crowd succeeded in their mission.
Best wishes Jack and Doreen!
Paper flags just got here! And by paper flags, we mean just the paper. Now comes the labour intensive part where we hand staple all of them to the sticks.
We invite you to come pick them up in our store (1615 Powell Street) on Saturday afternoon and distribute them at the rallies at the Vancouver Art Gallery (Sunday morning 10 a.m.) and Holland Park in Surrey (Sunday evening 5 p.m.).
The paper flags are FREE to take to rallies, protests, and picket lines. If for some reason they are not all distributed, you can bring them back to us so we can keep giving them out. Or if people start tossing them, they can be collected and brought back. We’ll recycle the ones in rough shape.
Some people have given us donations for the free items to help us cover costs which we definitely appreciate and only use to keep making more items. These are not expected, just appreciated and we wanted to acknowledge that.
The 8.5″x11″ posters are available now.
Everyone has been very cooperative and reasonable with what they take so far, and we really appreciate it! Thanks for letting us help fight this battle.
See the most recent post here.
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.
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.
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”).
In case you missed it, you can watch our episode of The Big Decision online now.
Click here to see it!
It’s finally here. We’re a little nervous.
Join us online at our twitter account @TheFlagShop at 6pm Pacific (9 pm Eastern) tonight as we livetweet our way through it!
Oh, and The Big Decision is running a caption contest for this photo of Arlene and Susan. Submit your best caption to TBD’s facebook or twitter and see if you can win a Save-On-Meats t-shirt!