Tradeworks FabShop has an array of beautiful outdoor furniture on sale at two RONA stores in Greater Vancouver. RONA is a proud supporter of the FabShop program and has agreed to carry some of our recent cedar and pine furniture at their retail stores. These were items we initially manufactured for a commercial customer.
Grandview Highway and North Vancouver stores are stocking several items and taking special orders. All made of BC woods, at our social enterprise in East Vancouver. The items include chairs, benches, wooden saw horses, and planters.
The FabShop trains and employs at-risk youth seeking to move into the workforce.
The last inventory of Vancouver’s 2010 Games street banners are now on sale at the Flag Shop. The banners are a great gift and memento of the 2010 Vancouver Games. These beautiful banners were donated by the City of Vancouver and are being used to raise funds for Tradeworks legacy ‘Fab Shop’.
The banners come in several styles and many are signed by VANOC CEO, John Furlong, and three Canadian Olympians.
The Flag Shop is located at 1615 Powell St. in East Vancouver – www.flagshop.com
The RONA 2010 Fabrication Shop operated for almost three years in advance of the games, producing over 11,000 items needed for the events and venues. But the special feature of this Fab Shop was that it integrated a training and employment program for at-risk populations. The employment program was very successful and Tradeworks has agreed to take over the facility and project as a ‘legacy’ of the games. It now operates as a unique social enterprise sustained through a blend of sales revenues, fund-raising revenues, and government contributions. www.thefabshop.ca
Tradeworks is selling a selection of Vancouver 2010 street banners to raise funds for ‘The Fab Shop’, a legacy training and employment program for at-risk youth, based on the RONA 2010 Fabrication Shop that ran for more than two years prior to the Games. Each banner is a piece of history and they make great gifts.
These banners were on display throughout the city during the 2010 Games and there are several designs. Many sets are signed by John Furlong and Olympic athletes, which make them extra special collectibles. Signed banners are accompanied by a letter of authenticity.
Banners can be purchased online at the www.vancouver2010.com/store. (Check under ‘memorabilia’ if it is not up on the front page.) There you can get a complete outline of styles, pairings and prices.
We thank the City of Vancouver for donating these banners.