RCMP Pipes & Drums of Sherwood Park Our band was founded during
the fall of 1997, in the Hamlet of Sherwood Park, a community of
about fifty thousand citizens which borders on the Eastern boundary
of the City of Edmonton. It is a Community based - Police
sponsored Pipe Band.
Col. Macleod would set up court
in his buckboard wagon in the middle of the prairie and rule without
the aid of legal texts or precedents.
In 1871 he was elected to the Quebec Legislature, and sat for four
years. Upon the establishment of the Ottawa Ladies' College, he was
made president, and held that position for some years; and he was
also mayor of Hull for several years.
Christopher Finlay Fraser, M. P. P.
One of the most eloquent debaters in Canada, was born at Brockville,
in October, 1839. Mr. Fraser is of Celtic origin, his father, John
Fraser, being a Scotch Highlander, and his mother, Sarah, nee Burke,
of Irish birth and parentage.
As a lawyer Mr. Garrow stands very high in his profession, for
industry, for ability, and for high personal worth.
During the year 1884-5 he filled the position of mayor to the
fullest satisfaction of the people. He has always been aggressive
and progressive in his advocacy of public questions; and has done a
great deal to bring Woodstock into prominence and position.
Geo. William Ross, LL.B., M.P.P.
Mr. Ross was first elected representative of West Middlesex in the
House of Commons in 1872; two years afterwards, at the general
election, he was returned by acclamation; he was again returned in
the years 1878 and 1882.
In 1885 he was elected mayor of Galt, and a most worthy chief
magistrate has he proven himself to be.
He was, at the urgent request of the Board of Managers of the Ottawa
Ladies' College, induced to accept the principalship of the college.
In this excellent institution he is carrying out those ideas of
education, which he has so long held and advocated, and is rapidly
acquiring a very high place for his college.
He was chosen Commissioner of Public Works in the formation of the
Hincks-Morin Cabinet, and he found a seat for Montreal, and
continued to represent it until 1857, when ill-health compelled him
M.A., Q. C., Toronto, M. P. for North Victoria, Ontario, one of the
most distinguished of our public men, and a brilliant and able
Minister of Zion Church, Brantford. He was unanimously elected to
the highest gift within the church - the moderatorship of the
B. A., M. D., Member Royal College of Surgeons, England; Member
Obstetical Society of Dublin; Professor Principles and Practice of
Medicine, in Western University, London, Ontario; Surgeon of 7th
Scots gather for games here in 1892
On Wednesday, August 12, 1892, 10,000 sons and daughters of
Scotland gathered at East Hill Park in Owen Sound to celebrate
the homeland by way of the games of the Highlands. They came
from all parts of Ontario, from Fergus, Galt, and Guelph, from
Glengarry County, and from the counties of Grey and Bruce.
of the Perth Area
Transcribed by Charles Dobie from
an original typescript which was recently donated to the Perth
Museum. This seems to be an address to a meeting of the Lanark
Oldtimers Association, which was active in Winnipeg.
The Scottish connections and stories. Link on this page to
In spite of the Irish name, the
Township of Erin was settled by many Scottish settlers, and very
Scottish, at that. Erin Twp. had a Scottish Block. Gaelic became the
universal language, and later, in Court sittings an interpreter was
Bruce A short history of the municipalities policed by the South Bruce
Canadiana Online [External Link]
A project to provide enhanced access to Canada's published heritage
in which there are many references to information on Scottish
settlers and Canadian Scots.
History Source Guide [External Link] This outline introduces the records you can use to discover your
Canadian ancestors. It describes the content, use, and availability
of major regional and nationwide genealogical records. Use this and
outlines of the provinces to set research goals and to select the
records that will help you achieve them.
of James P. Howley: selected years [External Link] This is an online scanned book which gives a detailed
account of the Howley's years from 1868 when he was surveying
Newfoundland. He was particularly interested in the experiences of
new settlers and within that you'll find some detailed accounts of
Scots Highlanders that had settled in the area. Overall it's an
excellent account of the times and well worth a read.
An excellent account of the Highland pioneers that settled the
Marsboro, Lingwick, Winslow and Hampden areas of Canada.
Early Scottish Pioneers
Recognized in Stornoway Ceremony Scottish pioneers expelled
from their homeland settled the area in the mid-19th century. Local
historians estimate that they numbered up to 20,000. About 275 of their
descendants attended the colorful ceremony, which took the form of a
tri-lingual open-air service of the Presbyterian Church.
Theyre the forgotten
descendants of Scots employed by the Hudsons Bay Trading Company.
Now they are bridging the divide caused by distance, prejudice and
generations of neglect.
Mr. Charteris has had a conspicuous career in municipal politics. He
sat for two terms in the town council; was the second mayor of
Chatham (1857) and acted for a period as chairman of the Board of
Histori.ca is an educational website developed to promote the teaching and learning of Canadian history and heritage. It contains teacher lesson plans, student games, heritage minutes, links and other resources.
Scot of the Year Awards
In Canada, the Scottish Studies Society
sponsors an Annual Tartan Day Celebration Dinner during April. Since
the inception of this event, the following prominent Canadians of
Scottish origin have been named Scot of the Year.
de Berry At the time of the American invasion he distinguished himself as
captain of the 84th or Royal Highland Emigrant Regiment.
MacDonald, Johnny Archie
Scottish music, in the finest Cape Breton tradition, lives on in
Detroit, Michigan, thanks to Johnny Archie MacDonald who grew up in
Little Judique Ponds just after the turn of the century.
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