April 2, 2013 was World Autism Awareness Day. Autism Ontario decided to mark the occasion with a flag raising initiative across the Province. 500 flags were raised around Ontario that day. Katherina from Autism Ontario, said they were receiving calls from people all over to find out how to get their hands on a flag. Everyone from Schools to Fire halls wanted to know how they can get a flag to raise for next year. She is speculating that they will need about 6000 flags for 2014! This all goes back to Flags Unlimited’s philosophy. A flag is one of the most enduring ways to show people who you are and what you stand for. It is a proud moment to see your flag flying high, whether it is a country flag, a business flag or team flag. In this case, a flag to help raise awareness. Flags Unlimited is proud to be a part of these kind of moments and shares in the gratification of seeing our customers flying their flags. Hopefully these flags will help to raise awareness for the many people who are living with Autism. We were thrilled to be able to play a small role in that. For more information on Autism Ontario, visit their website at www.autismontario.com. Autism Ontario has thanked Flags Unlimited with a beautiful and unique plaque that we have to share. It was drawn by a young boy, Ellis, who has Autism, and tells a little bit about his story on the back. Check out more from Ellis at his website, www.thebigbluehug.com
The Autism Ontario flag flying from the flagpole at Flags Unlimited.