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PROUDLY FLY THE “MAPLE LEAF TARTAN” FLAG FOR TARTAN DAY AND HIGHLAND GAMES FESTIVALS

Vancouver, BC (March 24, 2015) - The Flag Shop is pleased to celebrate the 5th anniversary of the MAPLE LEAF TARTAN as the officially designated tartan that ALL Canadians can wear and display regardless of their ancestry.

We invite members of the press to visit our production department in VANCOUVER on Thursday March 26 or Friday March 27, by appointment, to view the MAPLE LEAF TARTAN flag being produced on our newly installed high technology digital fabric printer – the TELEIOS GT. Please contact me directly at 604-736-8161 or president@flagshop.com to schedule an appointment.

Maple Leaf Tartan Flag

For centuries, tartans have been used to represent the identity and cohesion of families, communities, military units, organizations and regions. While traditionally synonymous with Scottish heritage, tartans have also been approved for non-Scottish organizations and on March 3, 2010 the MAPLE LEAF TARTAN was designated as Canada’s Official National Tartan.

The MAPLE LEAF TARTAN incorporates the green of the leaves' summer foliage, the gold which appears in early autumn, the red which appears with the coming of the first frost, and the brown tones of the fallen leaves. It is a tartan that can be proudly worn and displayed by ALL citizens of this amazing country.

TARTAN DAY
April 6, 2015 is CANADA TARTAN DAY. Canadians from across the country will join together to celebrate the contributions that over four million Canadians of Scottish heritage continue to make to the foundation of this amazing nation. It is a day of festivities that typically include parades of pipe bands, Highland dancing and sports, and other Scottish-themed events.

Tartan Day is also a special day for Canadians to celebrate their national, provincial, territorial or personal tartans. As a Canadian citizen of any ancestral descent, you now have the MAPLE LEAF TARTAN to help identify you as a proud Canadian.

HIGHLAND GAMES AND FESTIVALS
Scheduled across Canada from March to October, 2015, Highland Games and Festivals originated among the Scots’ Celtic ancestors and became a customary part of their lives. Events such as tossing the caber and putting the stone, and competitions in playing bagpipes and Highland dancing, formed the core of the festival.

With over 50 Canadian cities hosting Highland Games events in 2015, from coast to coast there will be many opportunities to experience the massing of the pipe bands, athletic and sports competitions, musical entertainment, and showcasing of traditional and modern Celtic arts.

Join the numerous clan societies that make the Highland Games a highlight of the festival season and wave your MAPLE LEAF TARTAN flag - proudly!

Maple Leaf Tartan Flag

The Flag Shop is excited and pleased to announce our partnership with Alan Wilson of Highland Line International.

“The Flag Shop has been selling Alan’s flags for over a decade,” says Susan Braverman, president of The Flag Shop, “but now we are making them on our brand new, state-of-the-art digital textile printer. This is our first joint product with Alan and the first run of MAPLE LEAF TARTAN flags turned out beautifully! Alan is a respected expert on Scottish culture and heritage and a wonderful person. I am thrilled that we will finally be working together to recognize Scottish heritage and culture while offering all Canadians the opportunity to display the MAPLE LEAF TARTAN flag as our official Canadian tartan. Most of us can trace our ancestral roots to some far-away nation and it is how we have come together as a nation that makes Canada such a fantastic country!”

“I am thrilled to be working with Susan and The Flag Shop team on this exciting new venture.” says Alan Wilson, president of Highland Line International, the designer of this wonderful flag. “The concept of a flag which incorporates the Canadian Maple Leaf and Canada’s national tartan adds a unique flair to our great heritage. I look forward to seeing this new flag displayed in cities, towns, cottages, and everywhere across this great nation of ours.”

The 27” x 54” MAPLE LEAF TARTAN flags digitally printed on our wind-resistant knitted polyester will be available at all 13 Flag Shop locations from coast to coast at a price of $99 each. Cottage Flag Kits will be available within a few weeks.

Please contact The Flag Shop location nearest you to order yours today.

The Flag Shop tartans can be found at www.scottishtartanflags.ca.

The Flag Shop is Canada’s leading manufacturer of flags and banners. We are 100% Canadian Owned and offer a one stop shopping for all patriotic paraphernalia, world flags, flagpoles and all flag-related products.

BE PROUD OF YOUR HERITAGE!
BE PROUD OF CANADA!
FLY THE MAPLE LEAF TARTAN FLAG!

The Flag Shop has been making flags for over 40 years and was the first retail flag store in the world!

We are proudly Canadian!

Participating Locations

The Flag Shop Vancouver
The Flag Shop Victoria
The Flag Shop Chilliwack
The Flag Shop Calgary
The Flag Shop Edmonton
The Flag Shop Saskatoon
The Flag Shop Winnipeg
The Flag Shop London
The Flag Shop Toronto
The Flag Shop Ottawa
Le Flag Shop Montréal
The Flag Shop New Brunswick
The Flag Shop Nova Scotia

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822 Fort Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1H8
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15507 Stony Plain Road, Edmonton, AB T5P 3Z1
309B – 33rd Street West, Saskatoon, SK S7L 0V3
1195 Pembina Highway, Winnipeg, MB R3T 2A5
150 Exeter Road, London, ON N6L 1G9
Unit B, 5000 Dufferin Street, Toronto, ON M3H 5T5
838 Bank Street, Ottawa, ON K1S 3W1
3187 rue St-Jacques, #100, Montréal, QC H4C 1G7
201 Champlain Street, Dieppe, NB E1A 1N9
115 Main Street, Dartmouth, NS B2X 1R6
(604) 736-8161
(250) 383-3524
(604) 858-0025
(403) 640-1842
(780) 484-5850
(306) 651-3524
(204) 452-2689
(519) 652-2256
(416) 736-3524
(613) 789-5456
(514) 396-3524
(506) 389-3524
(902) 434-1695

If you have any questions please contact The Flag Shop nearest you.

Backgrounder

About The Flag Shop:

Founded in 1975 in Vancouver, Canada, The Flag Shop is the leading manufacturer in Canada for flags and banners, and was the first specialty flag store of its kind. 100% Canadian owned with headquarters in Vancouver, British Columbia. The Flag Shop currently has 13 locations from coast to coast across Canada. We use top quality fabrics to make your flags and banners and are the only company in Canada to produce 100% recycled banner fabric - Echotex®. We provide professional consultation and design guidance before your project goes into production and with 40 years in the business our products, services and expertise set us apart from the rest of the competitors. The Flag Shop is your one-stop shop for all your flag and banner needs. For more information please visit www.flagshop.com.

©The Flag Shop. All rights reserved. Other company names and/or products are for identification purposes and are the property of, and may be trademarks of, their respective owners.

Contact:

Susan Braverman – President - The Flag Shop
1-800-663-8681
President@flagshop.com

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