In Canada, the Scottish Studies Society, the
fundraising arm of the Scottish Studies Foundation (established in
1987), 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:
1993 - Major-General Lewis MacKenzie, former Commanding Officer of the U.N.
Forces in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia
1994 - Madame Justice, The Hon. Bertha Wilson, retired from the Supreme
Court of Canada
1995 - Lloyd Robertson, well known CTV News Anchor
1996 - The Hon. Donald S, Macdonald, former Federal Cabinet Minister and
Canadian High Commissioner to Great Britain and Northern Ireland
1997 - Col. The Hon. Henry N. R. Jackman, former Lieutenant-Governor of
1998 - John Cleghorn, Chairman and CEO of The Royal Bank of Canada
1999 - Michael MacMillan, Chairman and CEO of Alliance Atlantis Films, the
largest film and TV production company in Canada
2000 - Lynton (Red) Wilson, Chairman of Bell Canada Enterprises (BCE)
2001 - Katherine Macmillan, President and CEO of Goldfarb Consultants,
previously holding executive positions and obtaining extensive corporate
experience with Warner Lambert health care, the Campbell Soup Company and
the Bank of Montreal.
2002 - Alistair MacLeod B.A., B.Ed. (St. Francis Xavier Univ.), M.A. (Univ.
of New Brunswick), Ph.D. (Univ. of Notre Dame), professor and award-winning
author (e.g. - Island: The Collected Stories, 2000; No Great
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