From flags to food, Montreal businesses get creative expressing support for Ukraine

As many Montrealers search for methods to assist the individuals of Ukraine, some native retailers are additionally doing their half.

At Le Flag Store on Charlevoix St., it’s often quiet his time of yr — however prospects have been coming in nonstop for Ukrainian flags of all sizes and materials.

“In our enterprise we will’t actually predict these sorts of issues, and we don’t need to,” stated retailer proprietor Marc-André Bazergui.

Bazergui has a ready listing as suppliers attempt to sustain with demand.

To fill the hole, he’s been making customized orders, inking smaller-sized flags, urgent key-chains and printing stickers. He does all of it by hand in his workshop.

Bazergui doesn’t know the way lengthy all this demand will sustain, however he hopes the battle will finish as quickly as potential.

Close by in Verdun, on Wellington St., the bakery Alice and Theo can be supporting Ukraine with the colors of the flag.

The bakery, which opened two years in the past, is owned by two Ukrainians and two Russians, all of whom are devastated by the battle.

“I don’t cry anymore,” stated co-owner Hannah Bespoisko. “I strive my greatest to not. It’s very onerous.”

Russian baker Oleg Reznikov created a Ukraine-themed cream puff utilizing blue-pea flower and yellow custard. The flavours are ardour fruit and coconut. 

The bakery is charging $8 per puff and say all proceeds will go to Ukrainian reduction efforts — to individuals like Bespoisko’s brother, who’s a soldier in Kiev.

“I do know the individuals and what they’re going by means of,” she stated.


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