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Building Community in Lloydminster

At Aurora Flags and Banners we Service Lloydminster and surrounding areas (Vermillion, North Battleford) with custom flags, stock flags (Alberta and Canada Flags), custom banners, windsocks, flag poles and more. Being located in Edmonton, we have grown over the years to provide our services to many companies and municipalities in the Lloydminster area. Some of our Lloydminster area clients include oilfield and oilfield service companies, municipalities, schools and contractors. With next-day shipping options, Aurora Flags and Banners is able to print your Custom flags, banners, windsocks and more and get it to you on time. We also sell custom signs ... Read more

Building Community in Grande Prairie

At Aurora Flags and Banners, we service Grande Prairie and surrounding areas with custom flags, windsocks, flag poles, stock flags (Alberta and Canada Flags), custom banners, and more. Being located in Edmonton, we have grown over the years to provide our services to many northern communities including Peace River, Grande Prairie, Dawson Creek and more.   Some of our clients in that area include oilfield and oilfield service companies, municipalities, schools, and contractors. We also sell custom signs and flagpoles for oilfield and construction. With next-day shipping options, Aurora Flags and Banners is able to print your custom flags, banners, ... Read more

Building Community in Bonnyville

Bonnyville, it’s been wonderful being able to service you and the surrounding areas (Cold Lake, Lac La Biche) with custom flags, stock flags (Alberta and Canada Flags), custom banners, windsocks, flag poles and more. Being located in Edmonton, we have grown over the years to provide our services to many companies and municipalities in the Bonnyville area. Some of our Bonnyville area clients include oilfield and oilfield service companies, municipalities, schools and contractors. With next-day shipping options, Aurora Flags and Banners is able to print your Custom flags, banners, windsocks and more and get it to you on time. We ... Read more

Edmonton: The Festival City Spring/Summer Festivals 2019

We all know about the big summer festivals in Edmonton such as the Fringe, Heritage days and Taste of Edmonton, but did you know that Edmonton is actually home to over one hundred festivals a year? Below is a a small sampling of some of the festivals and special events that make our community great. At Aurora we can help design festival and event signage, custom flags and tents. We are also happy to help by adding your event to this list. Give us a shout. April Festivals Bonfire Improv Festival April 4th-6th & 11th-13th “Bonfire is Rapid Fire Theatre’s ... Read more

Case Study: The French Quarter of Edmonton

Building Bridges Without Borders – The French Quarter of Edmonton The French Quarter District of Edmonton (Quartier Francophone d’Edmonton) approached Aurora Flags and Banners with a unique project they had been thinking about. They wanted to install 50 flag poles onto a bridge in their district to display the flags of all the French Speaking Countries that the French Quarter has community members from.    Photo Edmonton Fusion FC     This project quickly took on the the name “A Bridge Without Borders”. At the same time they wanted to put up lamp post banners in their district and install ... Read more

The 4th Flagpole: The Importance of Treaty Flags

The Fourth Flag Pole The Importance of Treay Flags – With the efforts of the Truth and Reconciliation Council, much of Canada’s not so pure history with the Indigenous Nations has been confronted and retold. From this spirit of reconciliation, many government organizations, school boards and politicians have pushed to honour Indigenous land by raising the Treaty flags of the land in which they occupy. Today, through the Truth and Reconciliation process, we are uncovering the many injustices done to the indigenous nations in the name of expansion, economic growth and nation building. The stories of survivors of residential schools ... Read more

The Ultimate Guide to Building a Custom Flag.

  One of the most important questions we are asked by our customers is “How do I create a custom flag?” Here are a few helpful hints to get you started. What is a Flag Used For? Flags are used by a ton of different organizations for different purposes Learn More DESIGN INFORMATION -What Materials Do You Use? Our Standard flags are printed on either 115grm polyester and finished with grommets (most popular) OR 200D nylon and finished with a rope and toggle (For formal and government applications) Learn More -Should I Make my Flag Double Sided? Our most popular ... Read more

Did you Know Aurora Has a Print Partner Program for Sign Shops and Promotional Companies?

Did you Know Aurora Has a Print Partner Program for Sign Shops and Promotional Companies? Have you ever had a customer ask you for a product that you don’t do in house, or a product that way out in left field? Have you ever wished you carried those products or provided that service, just to give them what they wanted and not disappoint them, or worse, send them somewhere else? It hurts more when you carry items that are similar to what they want (like you print vinyl roll up banners but not fabric ones, or you supply custom promo products ... Read more

Building Community in Fort McMurray

It’s All About Community in Fort McMurray and The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo. We work with clients just like you all over Canada. Many of our clients are in the Region of Wood Buffalo and Fort McMurray. With overnight shipping options, ordering stock flags, custom signage, flags, banners, windsocks and fabric display items is easier than ever. Our Fort McMurray clients range from small businesses, to major oil field and industrial business such as Aecon and PCL as well as the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo. Although we are constantly shipping out smaller orders, here are a few projects we ... Read more

The Tradition of Half-Masting

Flying a national flag at half-mast has become a symbol of mourning for countries across the globe. It is how we show our sympathy for loss, either in our own nation or in solidarity with others. It’s a common act with many policies that seem traditional today. However, half-masting got started in a surprising way.   History of Half-Masting In 1612 the captain the Heart’s Ease, a British ship, died while sailing to Canada. The crew members so mourned the death that they flew their flag at half-mast all the way back to London. Scholars say the space above the ... Read more