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