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How to fly your flag at half-mast

In times of great loss and tragedy you can honour those affected by flying your flag pole at half-mast.

The Government of Canada states”The half-masting of national flags is a well-established procedure whereby countries bestow an honour and express a collective sense of sorrow. Given that such flags are recognized as paramount symbols of their nations, the act of half-masting is a dramatic visual statement that speaks to the sense of loss that is shared by all their citizens.”

Ontario Flag and Pole founder, Bruce Cook, shows you how to lower your Titan Telescopic Flag Pole to half-mast in this video:

How to fly at half-mast:

  1. Begin by lowering each section of the Titan telescopic flagpole til it’s fully down.
  2. Remove flag carefully from the clips. Using the bottom clip of the double flag harness, connect the top grommet of the flag to this bottom clip. Ensure your flag is in correct position. Clip bottom grommet of flag to the clip on the lower harness.
  3. Begin to raise your pole one section at a time. Fully extend and your flagpole will be in a position of honour and respect.
  4. There are a number of rules for half-masting the National Flag of Canada, so be sure to reference canada.ca before you fly!

National Flag Etiquette Part II

Summer calls for opening the cottage, sitting on the dock and raising your flag. But how do you properly display the national flag? In Part I we highlighted national flag Do’s and Don’ts, but there’s still more to cover! The following National Flag of Canada etiquette has been adapted from the Government of Canada website. Configurations How […]

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How to Repair your Flagpole

Our flag poles work hard through rain and wind, sleet and snow, so sometimes after years of wear and tear the interlocking sleeve will need to be replaced. BUT, good news, an interlocking sleeve replacement is included in your 7-year warranty when you purchase a Titan Flagpole. You can download these step-by-step Pole Repair Directions […]

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National Flag Etiquette Part I

Do you have a Canadian flag sitting in your garage waiting to fly in the wind? Maybe you’re worried you’ll make a flag faux-pas or disrespect your nation? You’re right to be cautious, because when the National Flag of Canada or other provincial or territorial flags are displayed, proper consideration and etiquette should be maintained. […]

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Upcoming Winter/Spring 2019 Shows

We kicked off our 2019 show season with the Toronto Boat Show back in January and now we’re gearing up for our next round of shows all across Ontario. We’re bringing you a flag for every season, event or holiday to your city! Drop us a line below in the comments and let us know […]

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Lighting your Flag: Solar Style

Did you know according to flag etiquette, state flags should be only displayed from sunrise to sunset every day? But like most rules, there is an exception: you can keep your flag flying 24/7 if it is properly illuminated during all hours of darkness. We think the most ‘illuminating’ solution to light your state flag during the evening hours is solar […]

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Storing and Caring for your Flagpole

As colder temperatures approach, we wanted to share 5 Steps to keep your flags and Titan flagpoles in tip top shape! Technically your Titan telescopic flagpole can be left out 24×7 for 365 days, it is built for that. ALWAYS leave the pole fully extended to avoid any moisture being able to be trapped and […]

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Royal Agricultural Winter Fair

The “Royal” as its fondly called, is our last show of the year where you can see the demo of the Titan telescopic pole. Need a Christmas present? We have a wide selection of flags including Canadian, provincial, international, seasonal and novelty. Or checkout our options for solar lights – great gift idea! Soon to […]

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International Plowing Match 2016

Join us this coming week for a fantastic experience at the International Plowing Match. As always, we look forward to welcoming you with great show specials and flags for all of your needs! We can be found at 3B 31 Contact Bruce on his cell for FREE passes: 905-960-7174

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