The Very First British Columbia Ambulance Service Honour Guard flag
Honour Guard Flag Presentation
On April 10th 2017 Barbara Fitzsimmons, the Chief Operating Officer of the BCEHS
presented Mike Wright, The Ceremonial Sergeant Major (CSM) of the BC Ambulance
Service Honour Guard, with the very first British Columbia Ambulance Service Honour
Mellynn Graphics, a division of Quills Promotional Products in Victoria B.C., created the flag design. Several iterations of the design were vetted through the BCAS 10-7
Association Society, the BCEHS, and the BCAS Honour Guard leadership team. The
The final design, as pictured here was approved by the executive of the BCEHS for use of the official BC Ambulance Service Logo.
It was vital to have the flag 100% produced in Canada and this was accomplished by
FlagMart Canada, located in Edmonton Alberta. The company was exceptional in regard to customer service and worked closely with the designers on every detail of the flag.
The cost of producing the flag came from a donation made to the BCAS 10-7 Association Society for this specific purpose.
The flag will be a proud addition to the Guard in the performance of the many functions they attend each year as representatives of BC Ambulance Service.
In the photo (L) Barbara Fitzsimmons COO BCEHS, (M) Lynn Klein BCAS 10-7
Association Society and ( R) Mike Wright CSM BCAS Honour Guard. Photo taken in
front of the BCEHS Vancouver Island communication centre, which is also paramedic
Photo by Deborah Price Photography
This article was written by Lynn Klein and shared with Flagmart Canada
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These rules outline the circumstances and order of precedence for flying historical flags in Canada and in Canadian environments abroad.
Historical flags are those that were used in the past by the Government of Canada or its colonial predecessors in New France and British North America to indicate jurisdiction, authority or ownership of property, or for use by armed forces on land, sea and air including those originating with metropolitan powers governing the colonies which eventually became Canada.
The National Flag will always be flown on its own pole and may never be replaced by a historical flag. When historical flags are flown, the National Flag will also be flown.
Historical flags will be flown lower than and away from the National Flag. The top edge of the historical flags should never be flown higher than the lower edge of the National Flag. The distance separating the two poles will vary depending on the site but must, as with the height, emphasize the primacy of the National Flag.
For details on how to fly historical flags along with the National Flag of Canada, see the Historical Flag Policy.
Circumstances for flying historical flags
Today, there are many occasions or circumstances where historical flags could be displayed. Historical flags could be flown at a location where an historic event is commemorated or they could appear during a reenactment. They can be permanent or temporary installations; they can be carried, if appropriate.
Order of the flags – within a year, era or period of time
If more than one historical flag is to be flown, the flags should be grouped according to the year, era or period of time they were active. For the specified year, era or period of time, the order of precedence is:
- The flag that represented the Government of Canada or its colonial predecessors in New France and British North America;
- The flags of other sovereign nations in alphabetical order (if applicable) from the period;
- The flags of the provinces of Canada (in the order in which they joined Confederation) from the period, if applicable;
- The flags of the territories of Canada (in the order in which they joined Confederation), from the period, if applicable;
- The flags of municipalities/cities from the period;
- The flags of military units from the period;
- The flags of organizations from the period.