Deadline Extended to July 15th
Thank you for joining PenderPod’s project to commemorate and draw attention to the 78 Orcas recorded as dead or missing since the Species at Risk Act was legislated in 2002
Once you have gone to the Community Resource Center at the Driftwood and chosen your Orca, we ask you to take the time to research your whale and join us as a citizen scientist so we can share your information with others. Look online for newspaper articles, photos etc. to make your flag represent your Orca. Our website has several links to aid in your research. When you complete your flag we would love you to share what you learned about your Orca. Please E-mail your research information to
Return your completed flag by July 15 to the Community Resource Center at the Driftwood.
Your completed flag will be connected with all the other flags onto a long banner, which will be displayed throughout the Community and at various awareness events in BC.
An image of your flag and your Orca’s story will also become part of the PenderPOD archives on www.penderpod.ca
Email your Orca-stration: When you email us your information, please include the name and number of your Orca, the name of the prayer flag maker[s] (optional), and the details you discovered about your Orca while creating your commemorative flag. Please feel free to include photos, drawing, etc. of your project.
How to: We encourage loose edges and mixed materials, you want the image to fray in the wind like the flags, so don’t worry if you’re not an expert stitcher, it’s about the memory. All skill levels and ages are encouraged to join in the project. Please add other fabric scraps, stitching, ribbon etc, whatever you feel inspired to do. These can be done by hand or machine, and if necessary, you can use a permanent pen to embellish names or details as you see fit. Heavy objects like beads or buttons should be used sparingly as the flags will be joined together to be displayed.
The only requirements on the flag are the orca and their name/number