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Watch The Flag Store tonight on CTV Barrie News!

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!

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

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

Click HERE to see the article and many more images.

Come Visit Us At The Toronto International Boat Show 2015

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.

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

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

Listen to Cecilia Burke’s Interview on Rock 95 About The Red Ensign

It’s called a Red Ensign, but a lot of people would be hard-pressed to tell you what it is, especially if they were born after 1965. Cecilia Burke of The Original Flag Store will be helping to raise a Red Ensign flag outside of Innisfil Town Hall this morning to mark Heritage Week. She says it predates our red and white Maple Leaf flag and was often flown alongside the Union Jack, which had ‘official’ flag status prior to 1965, “However, Canada wanted to make that they had a flag that depicted some of the provincial symbols, so that’s why the Red Ensign was raised and designed.” It features a Union Jack in one corner, as well as a Coat of Arms. There’s also a Blue Ensign, which was for use at sea. Burke says if you flew it on land, you were fined $2000 or spent 21 days in jail.

For more on the Red Ensign, flags in general and how to properly dispose of a flag that’s tattered and torn, listen to our full interview with Cecilia Burke.

Open link below and then scroll down to the bottom and click on…  What’s A Red Ensign?’s-a-red-ensign

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

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

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.

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