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In 1958 Earl Kitchener Ward, of Langford, BC, designed a tartan to commemorate the centenary of the founding of the Colony of British Columbia. He later designed the official tartan for Seattle's Century 21 Exhibition in 1962, and the provincial tartan in 1966.
A length of the British Columbia Centennial tartan, as it was then called, was presented to Centennial Lodge No. 171 in 1960 and is currently used as an altar cloth for Centennial-King George Lodge No. 171 in Richmond, BC. In 1960, half of the cloth was presented by the lodge to Centennial Lodge No. 25 in Snohomish, Washington. These are believed to be the only extant pieces of the original tartan.
Not registered in 1958, to mark the twenty-fifth anniversary of Centennial-King George Lodge in 2013, a new weaving was commissioned, and registered with the Scottish Register of Tartans.