Former Badger set to unveil the Brock University Alumni Tartan

You may have heard of the Tartan Army.

Well now a Brock University alumnus is bringing tartan to the Badgers family.

David MacKenzie (BA ’74) has designed the Brock University Alumni Tartan.

Brock University Alumni Tartan

“My last name is of course of Scottish descent and I have been interested in the various tartans of my family,” said MacKenzie whose design is predominantly red and blue with stripes of yellow and white, with a hint of black.

The entire colour breakdown of the Brock University Alumni Tartan not only delves into Maj-Gen Sir Issac Brock himself, but also the many components of what makes up the beautiful Niagara region.

Colour Details

RED
· General Brock’s scarlet uniform coatee
· The primary tincture in General Brock’s personal Coat of Arms
· The Primary tincture in Brock University’s Coat of Arms

BLUE
· General Brock’s uniform coatee facings (cuffs, collar, lapels)
· Brock University’s Gowns
· Bars inside Brock University degree hood
· Lake Erie and Ontario
· The Niagara River and the Welland Canal

YELLOW (GOLD)
· The secondary tincture in General Brock’s personal Coat of Arms
· The secondary tincture in Brock University’s Coat of Arms
· Bars inside Brock University degree hood
· The buttons, epaulettes, and lace trim on General Brock’s uniform coatee

WHITE
· The tertiary tincture in General Brock’s personal Coat of Arms
· The tertiary tincture in Brock University’s Coat of Arms
· General Brock’s uniform trousers, linings, cockade and chapeau feathers

BLACK
· General Brock’s uniform boots and chapeau

The tartan was designed in honour of Brock’s 50th anniversary as a distinctive yet traditional symbol, to identify and rally the University’s students, alumni, faculty, staff and retirees.

To commemorate MacKenzie’s design an official tartan launch and scotch tasting will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 10 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Rodman Hall in St. Catharines.

“I always thought it was something that Brock should have,” MacKenzie added.

“Somewhere in the deepest bowels of the archives will be written my name forever, as the designer of the tartan. I’m quite excited”


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3 comments on “Former Badger set to unveil the Brock University Alumni Tartan”

  1. Mike Gordon says:

    Love it! Never been more proud of my beloved Brock University!
    It looks great!

  2. Martha Nelson says:

    That’s a wonderful idea and contribution. Thanks David!

  3. Excellent job on the Tartan, David.