The designers of this tartan are Jack Fraser and Irma Hicks and it was created for the town’s centennial in 1981.

The town’s colours of blue and gold are the main colours of the tartan. Each colour also has its own symbolism:

Blue represents the skies and the lakes,
Gold symbolizes gold mining,
Rusty brown represents the fur trade and iron ore mining,
Grey reflects the rocks of the Canadian Shield,
Red represents the railroad,
Green for the forest industry, and
White represents the winter snow.


** 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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