- Category: Social studies
- Published on Sunday, 15 April 2012 16:15
Just waiting for a metaphor to wrap itself in, the large flag over Flag Mitsibushi in North Surrey is often in tatters.
It's on 104 Avenue, just east of 152 Street. Hard to miss, really.
The flagpole comes from Expo 86. It's claim to fame was it was the largest freestanding flagpole in the world. It's 86 meters tall. The flag is 24 by 12 meters. For many years it was Flag Chevrolet, but that was one of the dealerships that was cut during GM's restructuring. It's now Flag Mitsubishi.
Oddly enough, there doesn't appear to be anything about the flag on Flag Mitsubishi's website.
Because it's so big it's something of a landmark. It's easily visible to anyone heading towards Guildford from Whalley along 104th Avenue.
As a result everyone sees it when it inevitably starts to tear.