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Fall Has Arrived

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Stop by our Thornton store this weekend and checkout the great selection of Fall and Halloween flags.  The Thornton store is open 7 days a week , 9am to 5pm and is located at 234 Barrie St in Thornton, Ont.  

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 →

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