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    Quebec Thistle’s Scotsman of the Year 2016 : Ian Aitken

    THE QUEBEC THISTLE COMMITTEE AULD ALLIANCE AWARDS CEREMONY

    In just a few days will take place in Montréal, at the Officer’s Mess of the Black Watch (RHR) of Canada, the annual event presented by the Quebec Thistle Committee to winners in several categories including Scottish music, cuisine, culture, athlete of the year, country and highland […]

    Scots Gives the Game of Curling to Canada

     

    Mairiuna, did you know that one of our most popular competitive sport here in Canada is curling?

    “To Curle on the Ice, does greatly please, Being a Manly Scottish Exercise, It Clears the Brains, stirrs up the Native Heat, And gives a gallant Appetite for Meat.”

    James Bicket

     

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    Chair in Canadian-Scottish Studies at McGill University

    Hi Mairiuna!

    Just received “The Scots Canadian” quaterly newsletter published by the Scottish Studies Society and I’m really pleased to share good news from an article that grabbed my attention in no time flat…

    ‘Canadian-Scottish Studies at McGill’

    Listen to this my friend: the St-Andrew’s Society of Montreal and the McEuen Scholarship Foundation are […]

    Opera Tells Story of Scottish Slaves Hekja & Haki

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    Celtic Life – 25th Anniversary – Special Edition

     

    On this beautiful sunshined day, while reading away stories from Celtic Life – 25th Anniversary Special Edition which compiles the “Best of the Best” articles published in the last quarter century, a title grabbed my fullest attention: Child Slaves From Scotland; A Story rarely […]

    Scots Played A Leading Role In Canada’s History

    John MacCrae – Scott 487 – October 15, 1968

    Ken McGoogan, Harper Collins, First Edition 2010

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    In reading Mairiuna’s very moving post “In Flanders Fields…Lest We Forget…“, a question came to my mind: when did John Alexander McCrae’s ancestors emigrated to Canada?

    Glancing through the bookshelves […]