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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.

Fun times at our Retail Store in Thornton

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Cecilia Burke our fearless leader (President & CE0) has a little fun today at our Thornton Store location giving staff a good laugh and helping to set the tone for a fun and happy holiday season!

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A special hello to our friends at the Flag Shop in Vancouver we are looking forward to seeing you tonight on CBC’s, “The Big Decision” and wishing you all the best!  We will also be following along on twitter @thebigdecision


Working with our 100′ Crane in this morning’s fog!

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Hi Shawn!… Or should we say “High” Shawn!!!  This picture was taken this morning of our Installation Manager up in our bucket truck during an installation outside of Dave & Buster’s at Hwy 7 & 400.  Very foggy especially on top of a 100′ crane!

Installation of downtown Christmas Tree lights

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The Original Flag Store recently completed installation of Christmas Tree lights in downtown Toronto at University & Richmond.  Unfortunately this picture does not do the beauty of these trees justice.  It’s definitely worth a trip downtown to see as it’s sure to get you in the festive spirit!

Visit from MPP Rodney Jackson


We welcomed our local MPP Rodney Jackson here at our Barrie Head Office and Factory last week.  Owner Cecilia Burke gave him a tour show casing a Canadian owned and operated company in action!

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