Hundreds of Niagara-on-the-Lake flags will be flying around town in a few weeks thanks to a project by Coun. Norm Arsenault and the enthusiasm of NOTL residents.
Arsenault received orders for more than 400 flags by Tuesday’s sales deadline. The flags should arrive in time for Father’s Day.
The town councillor, who organized the flag initiative independent of his municipal duties, said his supplier needed at least 200 sales in order for the plan to go ahead.
“To say that this project is a success would be a serious understatement,” Arsenault told The Lake Report.
“NOTL residents have stepped up with an incredible response. As of 4 p.m. (Tueday), we have received orders for 401 flags and I expect the final tally at the end of day today to be around 425.”
“Thank you to everyone for an outstanding response. NOTL will be flying red, white and blue on Canada Day,” he said.
The idea for producing the three- by five-foot ensigns at a cost of $25 each grew out of some social media posts and comments in the past few weeks.
Arsenault latched on to the idea and ran with it. Coun. Allan Bisback and Regional Coun. Gary Zalepa are also involved with the project.
All profits from sales of the flags will go to the NOTL 809 Newark Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron.