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Canada 150 and Canada’s Flag Etiquette

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Well it’s been a busy year for us so far! Canada 150 is being celebrated nation-wide. And lots of folks are joining in the festivities and flying the flag. Of course we support that! It’s the perfect occasion for flag flying.

Consequently, one of the most asked questions we’ve had this year is; “Can I fly the Canada 150 flag and the Canada Flag on the same pole?”

The easy answer is: No. Etiquette for the National Flag of Canada states that while in Canada, the National Flag of Canada should be flown on it’s own pole. Is it against the law to fly the flags together on the same pole? No. These are etiquette rules that are encouraged.

The other major consideration is the pole itself. Flagpoles are specifically designed to hold certain weights and winds. Before you go flying two flags from your flagpole, consider the pole and the weather where you are. A wet flag in high wind can cause lots of stress on a pole, the weight and wind stress of two flags could cause damage. Check the specifications of the pole if you can and usually there is information on the recommended flag size.

If you insist on flying two flags from the same pole, here is what we would recommend; the Canadian flag should ALWAYS fly above any other flag on the same pole. Due to the weight of two flags, take them down in bad weather. This will give your flags a longer life, and maybe save your pole and/or bracket.

If you have more than one flagpole and are unsure of the order in which to display the Canada 150 and the National Flag, just keep in mind that the Canadian flag should always be in the position of honour. If you have three flagpoles for example, the Canadian flag would fly on the centre pole. If you have two flagpoles, the Canadian flag would fly from the left pole as seen from an observers perspective. The Canada 150 flag is officially listed as an “organizational flag” and should be treated as such.

You can check out the list of do’s and don’ts for the Canadian flag at Heritage Canada’s website or you can see our version of it here on the Flags Unlimited site.

Hopefully this helps you with your flag flying questions. As always, don’t hesitate to contact us. We love hearing from you!

Happy Canada 150!

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Canada 150

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2015 marked the 50th Anniversary of the Canadian Flag.

2016 was Flags Unlimited’s 50th Anniversary.

As if those weren’t enough reason to celebrate, next year – 2017 will be Canada’s 150th birthday! There is going to be plenty of events and celebrations going on throughout the year to mark this incredible milestone in our Country. Obviously, us here at Flags Unlimited believe the Canada 150 flag will be an important part of those celebrations! After all, there is no better way to show support then to fly a flag.

The Government of Canada set to work to create the look for this event by creating a Nation-wide logo competition. The winner of the Canada 150 logo competition was Ariana Cuvin from Toronto, Ontario. If you would like to learn more about the logo, you can check out this link.

Personally we love this logo and it’s many colours, so Flags Unlimited has opted to offer it as a full colour, digitally printed flag. It is printed on our DuraKnitIII® fabric making it the best option for daily outdoor flying and great for keeping colours looking their brightest.

Ooo those colours though! So we couldn’t stop there. We are offering this Canada 150 logo on our DuraDoubleII line in both Feathers and Drops. Be sure to pick one up for your event!

We know you will be celebrating this National Anniversary event next year. Celebrate with Flags Unlimited, Canada’s Flagmaker®

 

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NEW! The Wave Banner Stand

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Check out this unique tension display system! This curved creation stands with it’s unique wave shape and height. Made from curved aluminum tubing and stretchy opaque fabric, this banner stand is sure to turn heads!

Click here for more info.

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NEW! Stretch Tablecloths

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Flags Unlimited is excited to add a new product to our repertoire; Stretch Tablecloths. This is kind of a funky twist on the regular tablecloth or table throw that we sell. Stretch tablecloths are made from an elastic polyester fabric and kinda looks like spandex for table.

Why do we love them?

Because the price is right! Yeah, the price is awesome, and if you order and have shipped by the end of 2015, we have special introductory pricing! Call us.

Because they are super-duper carefree! You know when you travel to a tradeshow and you show up and your suit is wrinkled? Isn’t in worse when that happens to your companies tablecloth? Have you spent time in a hotel room ironing your tablecloth? NO MORE. These stretch cloths, they stretch. No more wrinkles. Just pull the stretch tablecloth over your table and you’re done.

Because you can print whatever you want on them! Stop limiting yourself to  one or two colours or the same boring plain tablecloths as everyone else in the room. These stretch table cloths are printed in full colour. Find an image that pops, get creative. Don’t waste such a large piece of printing real estate.

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What’s with all the Feather Banners?

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You’ve seen them out front of many stores, beside businesses and at events throughout the summer months; feather banners. They’re everywhere!

But maybe you didn’t realize that Feather banners are available at Flags Unlimited. In fact we have been custom printing and selling them for years! They are most commonly referred to as feather banners because of their shape. Here at Flags Unlimited we call them DuraDoubles.

Here are a few facts you should know…

1) Available as single-sided or double-sided (Dura”Double”). This hardware system is strong enough to hold a double-sided banner, meaning you can read the message properly on both sides, or you can print two totally different images for each side!

2) When you buy the DuraDouble, you actually get the hardware for three different shaped banners; feather, tear drop and rectangle. So you can change the shape to best suit what is going on in your business right now without having to purchase new hardware.

3) There are three sizes available; small, medium and large.

4) Available with a cross-base for indoor use or a ground spike for outdoor use. Or both!

So why do people love them so much?

Because they are cost effective! What other advertising can you buy for such little investment? Once you have the hardware, you can replace the banner as your message changes.

Because they are easy! When DuraDouble is being used outdoors, you can lift the banner off at the end of the day to bring it in and just set it on the base again in the morning. If you are using them for indoor trade shows, they transport and set up really easily.

Because they are visible! Think of it as moving signage. Flags move in the wind which catch people’s attention. In a landscape of static signage, the DuraDouble is constantly moving. The hardware keeps your banner from hanging limp so your advertising is constantly on display.

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