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It was an honour to meet Kathleen Wynne at BIA Conference!


It was truly and honour to meet Kathleen Wynne, The Premier of Ontario earlier this week at The 2013 National BIA Conference held in Toronto. The Conference was a big success, congratulations to everyone involved!

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!

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.

Our flag now hangs proudly in their classroom in Apeldoorn, Holland.

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War veteran, Ben lectures at the Primary school “De Diamant” about WWII and the role of the Canadians, by the Liberation of the Netherlands and Europe, the price that was paid for the freedom we enjoy today! In this photo Ben poses with the children who are holding up a Canadian Flag made by The Original Flag Store, a very proud feeling.

Visit us at The Toronto International Boat Show


Be one of the many interesting people to visit us at the Toronto International Boat Show on until Jan. 20th. Booth #G522.

Burger King’s Giant Hand Sewn Nylon Flag


Hand Sewn Nlyon Giant Flags are one of the many things we specialize in at The Original Flag Store. Our sewers take great pride in producing the highest quality of work each and every time!

Hand Sewn Giant Flag for Home Hardware


Today one of our wonderfully talented sewers were working on a Hand Sewn Giant Flag for Home Hardware.  I love how these colours pop!  This flag will be flying soon high a top a 100 ft. Flagpole at the Home Hardware, Bradford location.

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