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Tartan Details - Canmore Highland Games

The information held within The Scottish Register of Tartans for the "Canmore Highland Games" tartan is shown below. 

Reference: 10008
Designer: Garen, Dorothy
Tartan date: Not Specified
Registration date: 16 March 2009
Category: District
Restrictions: Yes.
Tartan available through the Three Sisters Scottish Festival Society who organise the Canmore Highland Games.

Registration notes: This tartan represents Canmore's Scottish roots, namely King Malcolm Ceann Mor and the Scots who worked the Canadian Pacific Railway and settled in this area. Each colour represents an aspect of life in Canmore: green is for the evergreen forests, blue and yellow are for the sunny Alberta skies, black represents the coal mines, white for the winter's snow-capped peaks, and fuschia represents the mountain heathers and wildflowers. The colours were chosen to be both regional and historical. The Canmore Highland Games tartan has been adopted as the Town's official Scottish colours. The Canmore Highland Games began in 1991, and are held annually on the Sunday of the Labour Day weekend.
Information notes: Keywords: Canada; Scottish heritage; Highland Games
Woven Sample: A woven sample of this tartan has been received by the Scottish Register of Tartans for permanent preservation in the National Records of Scotland.
Registrant details: Ms Sally Garen, aka Canmore Highland Games #202, 902 Main St, Canmore, Ab, Canada, T1W 2B8
[email protected]
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