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Rainbow flag creator Gilbert Baker dies at 65

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Gilbert Baker, the designer of the iconic rainbow flag, has died. In 1978, Baker sewed a multicoloured flag that became the symbol of the LGBT community across the world. Baker, 65, died Thursday in his sleep, said Cleve Jones, an AIDS activist and Baker’s longtime friend. He died in New York City, the medical examiner’s office there said. A vigil in Baker’s memory was planned Friday evening under the rainbow … Read More →

The Story Of A Man, His Family And The Canadian Flag

Hi friends and family, I’m not sure how many of you know or remember that in 1985 Stuart McLean introduced himself to me at our Flag Store in Thornton. At that time my Father had recently passed away and the eight children were running the company in our early twenties. 70 employees at the time. Meeting Stuart changed our lives. Coincidentally, and 25 years later my daughter, Michelle, worked with … Read More →

Check Out This Beautiful Canada 150 Banner!

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Check out this beautiful Canada 150 Banner flying in the country side.  This banner was made at our Factory in Barrie, as are all of our custom products celebrating Canada’s 150th Anniversary of Confederation!

Today is Bell Let’s Talk Day!

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Today is Bell Let’s Talk Day! All day, Bell will donate 5¢ to mental health initiatives for every: • Text message sent by Bell and Bell Aliant customers • Mobile and long distance call made by Bell and Bell Aliant customers • Tweet and Instagram post using #BellLetsTalk • View of the official Bell Let’s Talk Day video on Facebook • Snap using the official Bell Let’s Talk Snapchat filter … Read More →

Learn About The Designer Of The 150 Logo


The Canada 150 Logo was created by Ariana Cuvin from Toronto, Ontario, the logo was the winning design in a nation-wide competition. Canadian students were invited to create the official Government of Canada’s logo for the 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017 through a design contest that was held from December 5, 2014 until January 23, 2015. Ariana was chosen from a field of over 300 eligible entries. By participating … Read More →

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