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Tartan Details - Du Lion

The information held within The Scottish Register of Tartans for the "Du Lion" tartan is shown below. 

Reference: 10905
Designer: Martin, Carol A L
Tartan date: 16/08/2013
Registration date: 19 September 2013
Category: Corporate
Restrictions: Yes. Intended for the exclusive use of the Office of the Governor General of Canada, the Lieutenants-Governors of the provinces, the Commissioners of the territories and the entire viceregal community in Canada.
This design may only be reproduced with the permission of the owner, Carol A L Martin.

Registration notes: Originally designed as a fashion tartan created to celebrate the designer's meeting with Canada's Heralds of Arms and the principal artist of the Canadian Heraldic Authority in Ottawa in June 2013. The design represents the lion on the flag of the Governor General of Canada: a crowned lion in gold (Or) holding a maple leaf in red (Gules) on a background in blue (Azure). "Du Lion", was formally adopted as the official tartan of the Office of the Governor General of Canada on 13 June 2017, the same year that Canada celebrated her 150th birthday. This tartan may be used and enjoyed by the entire viceregal community across Canada.
Information notes: Office of the Secretary to the Governor General of Canada, Rideau Hall, 1 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A1 (613) 993-8200 1-(800) 465-6890
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: Dr. Carol A. L. Martin, 213 - 10th Street P. O. Box 539, Beaverlodge, Alberta, Canada, T0H 0C0
[email protected]
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