This is the winning entry by Donna Buie of Cochrane of a competition organised by a Calgary Society. It is now an official symbol of the City of Calgary. The official unveiling was 3 August 2003 on Prince’s Island during the Heritage Day Opening Ceremonies. The designer's contemporaneous notes say that:
Red is associated with many of Calgary’s teams, the Calgary Stampede and its Stampede Showband.
Calgary was founded on the banks of the Bow and Elbow rivers which are represented by blue.
Yellow symbolizes the prairie wheatfields to the east and grey, the Rocky Mountains to the west.
Black is for the gas and oil industry and
White represents Calgary’s pride in the symbolism of the white stetson and the White Hatter Awards.
** If you intend to weave or otherwise use any of these patterns, please be aware that you may need
the written permission of the designer or producer. This information can be found in the Scottish Register of Tartans.
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