Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia – In a recent announcement, the town of Annapolis Royal has officially endorsed the Annapolis Royal Celebration 2017 Tartan, created by local artist Kimberly Gunn. The colorful and intricate design, which features shades of blue, green, red, and yellow, is inspired by the town’s rich history and cultural heritage.
Gunn, who has a background in textiles and design, spent months researching and creating the tartan, which was unveiled during the town’s 2017 celebration. Since then, it has become a beloved symbol of Annapolis Royal, and is often used in local events and ceremonies.
In a statement to the press, Mayor William MacDonald expressed his admiration for the tartan, calling it “a true work of art.” He also revealed that he is so enamored with the fabric that he plans to commission a kilt made from it.
“The Annapolis Royal Celebration 2017 Tartan is a beautiful representation of our town and its people,” MacDonald said. “I can’t think of a better way to honor it than by wearing it myself.”
Gunn, who was thrilled to hear about the mayor’s plans, said she is grateful for the town’s support of her work.
“It’s truly an honor to have created something that has resonated so deeply with the community,” she said. “I hope that the Annapolis Royal Celebration 2017 Tartan continues to inspire and bring joy to people for many years to come.”
While the tartan has been approved by the Borough of Annapolis Royal, the dream was made possible thanks to AIRO (Annapolis Investments in Rural Opportunity).
“Kimberly Gunn shared with us an idea she had been carrying near to her heart for more than two years – a tartan created in honour of the Town of Annapolis Royal and its rich history to mark Canada’s 150th,” AIRO’s Jane Nicholson explained. “To say we were taken away by the design and concept of her new brand, Tartan Wave, is an understatement. We were excited to provide financing support to make this idea a reality.