BC Tartan Walk

On Sunday, June 24th members of BC District 16 continued their commitment and support to the fund raising efforts of the BC Branch of the Kidney Foundation. Seven years ago members gathered at Trout Lake in Vancouver for the first Tartan Stroll and raised six thousand dollars. The Stroll has continued to grow in both participants and money raised.  For the past three years we have joined with the Kidney Foundation in their Walk for Life Program and combined the Tartan Stroll with their Vancouver Walk. This year, at the Athletes Village on False Creek in Vancouver, we continued to …
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Why we wear poppies on Remembrance Day

Each Remembrance Day millions of people around the world wear a poppy in remembrance of all those who fell in World War I — The Great War. It all comes from a poem, In Flanders Field, written by Canadian Army Medical Corps Lt Colonel John McCrea of Guelph Ontario on May 3, 1915. McCrea wrote the poem after officiating at the funeral service of his good friend Lt. Alexis Helmer, Canadian Artillery, who was killed at the Second Battle of Ypres. A story of the time says he was not happy with the poem and threw it away. Fortunately it …
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Pick a Day – Any Day. A Day Like Today: February 16th

Pick any day in the history of this country and you will find a Scotsman or his descendant involved in the history of this nation and quite often one of them will be a member of our Association. It was on February 16, 1746 that government forces under Lord Louden attempted to capture Bonnie Prince Charlie at Moy Hall, home of the Clan Mackintosh Chiefs. Lady Anne Farquarharson-Mackintosh, a Jacobite supporter, was hosting Prince Charles Edward Stuart when she learned that government forces were on their way to capture him. She arranged that four of her men were to hide …
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