An anti-bullying flag from New Brunswick

Anti-bullying flag

Just in time for Pink Shirt Day on February 26th, Caledonia Regional student Grace Fenton designed the world’s first Pink Flag for Community Anti-bullying Awareness and Support. It was raised in both Hillsborough and Riverview, New Brunswick by the respective mayors.

The Flag Shop New Brunswick printed the 33″x72″ flag on 200d nylon and finished with grommets. Twelve flags were printed and are being handed to key people for photo ops with the hopes that the anti-bullying message will gain more traction across the country.

Victoria’s last minute Pride Flag for the legislature

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.

World Diabetes Day flag flies in New Brunswick

World Diabetes Day on November 14th raises awareness about diabetes and encourages advocacy and education about the disease. Its main theme for 2009 through 2013 has been education and prevention. The slogan for this year is “Diabetes: protect our future”.

In 2010, The Flag Shop New Brunswick made a flag for World Diabetes Day that is flown during the month of November in the communities of Dieppe, Moncton, and Riverview in New Brunswick. The 36″ x 72″ flag is printed on 200D nylon.

World Diabetes Day Flag - New Brunswick

The flags are coming out at George Derby Centre!

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.

George Derby Centre Canadian flags - Made by The Flag Shop

George Derby Centre Canadian flags - Made by The Flag Shop

George Derby Centre Canadian flags - Made by The Flag Shop

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Street banners for Honda Celebration of Light

The 23rd Celebration of Light fireworks competition is coming up soon! A staple of Vancouver summers, you can watch them from your favourite vantage point on July 27th, July 31st, and August 3rd.

Right now, you can catch the street banners we made for them on the Granville Street Bridge.

Celebration of Lights Street Banners

See more banners we’ve made for major events in our gallery.

Khatsahlano! is this weekend

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:

We’ll post photos of the festival next week!

Photo from BongoJack Media

Successful opening day for The Flag Shop Victoria

The Flag Shop Victoria Grand Re-Opening

On Friday, February 15th, The Flag Shop Victoria officially opened for business with its new owners Paul Servos and Maggie Rennick along with Victoria mayor Dean Fortin hoisting the flag on the grand re-opening. Susan Braverman, President of The Flag Shop and Textile Image, Inc., was in attendance as well to welcome the shop back.

Read the Times Colonist story on it here.

Photograph by: LYLE STAFFORD, Times Colonist

We have another reason to celebrate Flag Day this year!

The Flag Shop Victoria re-opens on February 15th.

On February 15th, not only will we be celebrating the nation’s 48th National Flag of Canada Day, but we will be re-opening our thirteenth store – The Flag Shop Victoria!

The Flag Shop Victoria will be have its grand re-opening in its former location at 822 Fort Street. Dean Fortin, the mayor of Victoria, will officially raise the flag on the new store at 11:15 a.m. The public is invited to attend to see the new store front and receive a complimentary Canada stick flag to celebrate Flag Day.

Read the full press release here.



Extra large seamless backdrop for the UBCP/ACTRA Awards

While we’ve made quite a few backdrops for different events, this one is extra special because of its size and substrate. This backdrop for the UBCP/ACTRA Awards is our first to be printed on our Coast Display fabric and is one seamless 96″ x 144″ panel printed on our latex printer.

UBCP/Actra Awards Backdrop

Max, their event planner, had this to say:

Hi Brenda,

I have just received the backdrop, Wow! It looks great! Thank you so much. Please can you thank all your staff who have helped work on this, it is perfect. I will of course recommend you to anyone else that needs anything similar and we look forward to doing business with you again in the future!

All the best,


While not that exciting standing all alone, you can see the backdrop in action on the Union of BC Performer’s site.

Watch the sneak peek for our episode of The Big Decision next week