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May. 28, 2022 | Saturday
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Your chance to fly the NOTL flag
Coun. Norm Arsenault with the NOTL flag. (Richard Harley/Niagara Now/The Lake Report)

Norm Arsenault wants you to fly the flag. The Niagara-on-the-Lake flag.

Didn’t know there was one? You’re not alone, but thanks to the NOTL councillor, everyone can soon own one for just $25.

“The idea came from interest shown on social media and I just decided to run with it,” Arsenault said. There were postings online about the NOTL flag over the past week or two and one thing led to another.

He hopes to see the three- by five-foot blue ensigns flying everywhere around town on Canada Day.

To make it happen, Arsenault found a supplier but needs at least 200 flag orders by May 24.

That probably won’t be a problem: he launched the project online Tuesday and by the next day almost 100 flags were sold.

“On Canada Day, let’s celebrate not only Canada as a whole but also Niagara-on-the-Lake by raising the town flag along with the Canada flag,” Arsenault said in a social media announcement.

This is not a town project, he emphasized. Arsenault is working with Coun. Allan Bisback and Regional Coun. Gary Zalepa, along with the NOTL air cadets.

All profits go to the NOTL 809 Newark Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron.

No payment is required yet. Just send an email with your name, address, phone number and quantity of flags (order as many as you want!) to Payment will be by Interac e-transfer.