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Flag Day

The National flag of Canada was inaugurated on February 15, 1965. The anniversary of this date is officially called the “National Flag of Canada Day”, which is often shortened to “Flag Day”.

Who Are We

The Original Flag Store opened for business in 1965 in the small town of Thornton, Ontario -– just one hour’’s drive north of Toronto. We quickly became known as the company who could make a business, a cottage or an event burst with colour and pride.

In 1965 any individual could walk into our store and ask,
“ “Can you put this on a flag?””
…and our response was almost always -– yes!

Today, 46 years later, the original family still take great pride in offering the same service, the same quality and the same personal guidance to all customers who require custom flags and flagpoles. We also offer many other choices of “soft” advertising for your company, your family name or your location.

We appliqué our flags and all of our flags are MADE IN CANADA! We can also print on different weights and kinds of material to keep your costs at a minimum while keeping your options completely open. Using nylon, polyester, paper or vinyl, we listen to your needs and help you to choose the right medium to make you look good!

We are Canada’’s custom flag manufacturer!

If you require a professional look, in any printed fabric or custom sewn durability, our product will exceed your expectation!

Our corporate philosophy is simple:

Quality, Service and Value for your Money.

Whether it’s a stock item, an international flag, a custom banner, a flag rental or an installation – we offer you the best choices to maximize your marketing dollar. We understand Canadian pride and the real meaning of ~

Just watch for our flag!

GIFT IDEAS

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With the holidays fast approaching make sure you check out our new “Holiday Gift  Section” on our online shopping.  So easy and we can ship it too you!

Watch The Flag Store tonight on CTV Barrie News!

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Watch The Flag Store tonight on CTV Barrie News. The phones have been ringing non-stop in Barrie & Thornton. The Canada 150 flags are in high demand!

Come and See Our Newly Renovated Retail Store!

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Come in today and see our newly renovated retail store at our Head Office & Factory at 176 Saunders Rd in Barrie. New larger space allows us to offer more products than ever before!

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 Stuart’s Music Director, John Sheard, and he asked her and two of her friends to form The Vinylettes, going on tour for two years with Stuart. I am extremely fortunate to have had an electronic version of that interview with me on my phone (or anywhere at all!). It’s 16 mins or so. I thought you might enjoy hearing it knowing my gratitude and love and prayers for Stuart McLean.

Valerie and Glenn

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!

CIBC Run For A Cure

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This picture is of a homemade CIBC Run for THe Cure flag, decorated by our local bank.  The Flag Store donated a bright pink flag blank for the event.  All the best CIBC with this worthy cause!

 

The Flag Store was “Snapd”, see the front cover of the March Issue

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Malorie, Beth, Cecilia, Valerie were featured on this months issue of South Simcoe Snapd.

Click HERE to see the article and many more images.

CTV News visit’s The Flag Store in Thornton on the anniversary of the Canadian Flag

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In the above photo Valerie, Cecilia and Beth Burke are all proudly wearing red and white and waving Canada Flags in joyous celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Canadian Flag.

Click HERE to see Cecilia Burke, President and CEO of The Flag Store and many others as they celebrate this truly special day in Canadian history.  

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