Canada 150: Ottawa teams up with Roots for official merch
Portion of sales proceeds will help fund Canada's 2017 birthday party in the capital
Maple leaf sunglasses, umbrella hats, T-shirt and socks are common in the capital on Canada Day but as our country's 150th birthday approaches, the city has teamed up with Roots to create official Ottawa 2017 merchandise.
Roots co-founder Michael Budman was at the Roots store at the Rideau Centre on Thursday to unveil a line of scarves, toques, jackets and leather bags made for the 150th celebration of Confederation.
More merchandise will be created, including blankets, T-shirts and accessories, in time for fall 2016 sales. The Ottawa 2017 clothing and accessories will also be sold in some Asian markets, including Ottawa's sister city, Beijing.
A portion of the sales will help fund the big birthday bash in the capital.