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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


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

Burke family

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.  

Cecilia Burke shares family memories honouring the 50th Anniversary of the Canadian Flag

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In the above photo Cecilia Burke, president and CEO of The Original Flag Store, is one of the many Canadians celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Canada Flag on Sunday Feb. 15th at our Thornton Store.

Click here to view article published in The Herald which includes memories and photo’s of original founders Gordon and Beth Burke.

Come Visit Us At The Toronto International Boat Show 2015

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Cecilia Burke, President & C.E.O. of The Flag Store is featured in the photo above taken today at The Toronto International Boat Show 2015.  If you are coming down to the show please stop by our booth and say hello,  this is our 38th year participating!

WATCH VIDEO BY CLICKING here .  Erik Kyle, Publisher of Great Lakes Scuttlebutt Magazine as he speaks to Glenn and Cecilia from The Flag Store at the 2015 Toronto International Boat Show.

The 2015 Toronto International Boat Show was held in Toronto, Ontario from Jan. 10-18 at the Direct Energy Centre.

Busch Systems Tweets Out This Picture


Busch Systems tweeted out this picture of a Blade Banner we rushed out for them last week.  Looks fantastic!

Banner and table flags give a special touch to a wonderful Celebration!

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Congratulations to our friends Nancy & Frank on celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary!



Do you want to hang four or more flags up at the cottage? Take a look at how one of our customers came up with a way to do just that.

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