Uxbridge Highland Games swept up in Olympic fever
Magista high top nike tiempo legend red the Olympics hadn’t even begun and already its fever had swept into Greater Toronto’s land of bagpipers and caber tossers the Highland Games in Uxbridge.
There was Margaret and Dan Durning, owners of Tartan Teddies, trying to set up their tent at the weekend Scottish festival early Friday in enough time to get home to watch the opening ceremonies.
“Whenever we can, we’ll watch, Margaret Durning said in her brogue. “It’s in Britain. Very proud of it. Very glad it’s there. The Scottish, English, Irish, Welsh people will show them a great time over there. It will be very well received.
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Companies selling products geared to those with tastes for the British Isles have flocked to Uxbridge for the games that mix magista high top Celtic and Scottish heritage shops with such nonOlympic athletic events as the heavy hammer, the stone toss and the sheaf toss as well as a magista high top ceremonial burning of a Viking ship.
“It’s the same kind of idea as the Olympics, kind of like a precursor, said Gayle Allen, owner of 4 and 20 Blueberry Bakery from ChathamKent.
Generally, at events like this, if it’s nae Scottish, it’s crap. But nike tiempo legend red London 2012 is different. Allen says she’s expecting better business because the Olympics are in the UK.
“It’s going to help anything British, especially if you happen to have ancestors that are British, said Allen.
Some have already noticed an upturn in business due to a rise in interest in British culture. Robert Paterson, owner of Ajaxbased British Isles Shoppe, is already sold out of Union Jack car flags and is running low on larger flags and British Tshirts.
“I have seen an increase in British paraphernalia, said Paterson. “We’ve been selling a lot of Tshirts. We sell theses masks of the Royal Family. People have been nike tiempo legend red buying those, and the flags and the cape, and throwing little parties. They’re calling their magista high top friends for tea and gathering to watch on TV,
Paterson said the Olympics aren’t as big as, say the World Cup or the justfinished Euro Cup, in terms of inspiring sales of British items, but every little bit helps.
“It’s probably been about a 12 per cent increase, said Paterson, noting his customers are more likely to root for Canada during the Olympics, but their mother country in international soccer. “I’ll be following Canada, recording all my favourite events,
“It helped last year with the wedding of William and Kate, said Million. “It gave a boost to Brit products and Brit shops. Then the Diamond Jubilee, then to the Olympic Games. All we need is the World Cup and then we’d really be rocking.
“One thing the Brits know how to do, they know how to throw a party. And it will be a twoweek party, nike tiempo legend red.