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The Flag Store’s 15th Anniversary is celebrated in the March 28th issue of the Barrie, Advance

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Manufacturing GIANT Provincial 15′ x 30′ Flags.

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Sometimes you can feel a little small working with such Giant Flags, especially when it takes 4 people just to hold it up for a picture. However it is fun and rewarding to see your work on such a grand scale. Today Ontario & Alberta and tomorrow?? Well wait and see…

Perfect Seams On A Giant Ontario 15’x30′ Flag

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This photo illustrates the time and attention to detail taken to join the seams up perfectly on this Giant 15′ x 30′ Ontario Flag. This Golden Leaf alone stands 5′ tall! Beautiful work team! I can’t wait to see it flying high!

Easter Flags Now Available At Our Thornton Store. Open 7 days a week!


Come in and see our colourful selection of Easter Banners at our Thornton Store. Open 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., 7 days a week.

It’s not a celebration without cake!


Thought we would share a photo of one of the many Flag inspired desserts served at The Original Flag Store’s 15th Anniversary Celebration.

The Original Flag Store Celebrates it’s 15 Year Anniversary!


The Original Flag Store Celebrates it’s 15 Year Anniversary! Staff enjoyed a nice lunch and gifts while exchanging flags stories over the years. (In the lovely pink sweater and blue scarf is Beth Burke the founder of Flags Unlimited in 1965, which became The Original Flag Store in 1998). Behind Beth is Cecilia Burke, President & CEO of The Orignal Flag Store and beside Cecilia is Paul Burke her brother who is also a co-founder. We are now into our third generation of flag making. Have you seen our youtube video on Flag Making Tradition? If not you can catch it on on Web Site under our “In The News” section.



Happy Easter!


Wishing you a Happy Easter and a wonderful long weekend from your friends at The Original Flag Store. Please note that we will be closed for Good Friday and Easter Sunday.

Recycling Our Vinyl Banners


As an environmentally friendly company THEflagstore recycles our Vinyl Banners. The company we send them to is called Totembags you can find them on Facebook, or check out their website, This picture shows one of the bags they made from our banners for The Canadian National Ballet Banner.

Reminder: Clocks go ahead an hour this Saturday March 9th

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Remember to set your clocks ahead by one hour before you go to bed Saturday to adjust to Daylight Savings Time, which officially starts at 2 a.m. Sunday, March 10.

P.S. – This is also a good time to remember to check your smoke detector and change the batteries.

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