Clan MacLeod of Greater Vancouver

Clan MacLeod of Greater Vancouver
Fraser River Paddlewheeler Excursion

Monday, December 4, 2017

Events 2017

 Events for 2017

Highland games 2017

The Highland Games were a great success this year.  NO RAIN!!!
This year Judy Tipple and Edie Kernighan attended the Friday evening reception and enjoyed appetizers, wine, beer and locally made Piggy’s Chocolate Truffles.  Nice way to put some email names to faces and establish connections.
On Saturday morning, Mark MacLeod, Alison Loveless, Allan MacLeod, Edie and Judy arrived early to set up our new tent.  Everything needed for easy set up was with us and the new red tent was a breeze to erect with someone at each corner.  We had several clan members, out to help set up, answer questions, give stickers to kids for the Haggis Hunt, walk in the parade and enjoy the ambience. 
Lachlan and Emma McLeod along with Christine Dooley helped in the set up and arrangement of the display materials. Jean McLeod, Neil and June McLeod also helped out, chatting with some interesting visitors. Much appreciated. I thank Cathy (June's daughter) for taking this photo during the Parade of the Clans. It does show that the usual members are gaining in age and agility. Maddy (June's grand daughter) is a welcome youthful relief in the line up.

The Haggis Hunt with stickers for the young folk was a novel way of bringing young people, along with their parents, to the tent.
Judy also talked to a few people that may be interested in membership. 

Clan MacLeod members of Greater Vancouver participate in the opening ceremonies by walking in the parade.  No umbrellas or wet suits this year - lots of things to do and see to celebrate our Scottish heritage.  

President’s Report

by Judy Tipple,president CMSCGreetings to all Clan MacLeod members and
readers of The Leod Voice. What seems to have been
a long, dark and wet winter is finally abating and the
    sun is warming the earth and encouraging growth
and blossoms. Surrounded by flowering trees andbursting Highland Red rhododendron bushes, I
welcome spring with the sound of hummingbirds,
woodpeckers and bees.
Two events have been foremost on my mind
over the past months: attending the Associated Clan MacLeod Societies
meeting in February via Skype and then in April, seeing the launch of the

revised CMSC website. Both were fascinating activities for me.

Interesting Reading
by Ken MacLeod, (CMS Van Island)

Betty Annand is a remarkable lady and a very dear friend. She has

written numerous plays for the Evergreen Seniors Drama Club, some
 which were awarded first prize in previous BC Summer Games. She
 just released her first novel, The Girl from Old Nichol, about a girl,
Gladys, who grows up in the slums of London and eventually ends up in
the Dover area. I edited the first 20 odd chapters for her.
She has also written three community books, included Voices of

Courtenay Past, where she interviewed over 90 pioneer families in the

Comox Valley.
Annand’s tale is filled with humour and historical interest. She brings
her characters to life through their animated personalities and engaging
dialogue. The Girl From Old Nichol has received excellent reviews from

Good Reads and, once started, is hard to put down.

Robbie Burns Entertainment   

January 29th 2017 ~ Robbie Burns 

Good News!  The Richmond Curling Club has rearranged their schedule to accommodate Clan MacLeod for our Annual Burns Dinner at Midday.   Details as follows;

Date:  January 29 2017
Time:  11:30am to 3pm
 Place:  Richmond Curling Club 
           5540 Hollybridge Way 
              Richmond BC V7C 4N3

Price:  Adults - $37.50
Ages 6 to 12 $20
under 6 - free 
Prepayment required by Jan. 15/17


Tossed Green Salad
Great Chiefton o’the Pudding Race
Baron o’Beef au Bree (Gravy)
Champit Tatties wi’ Bashed Neeps
Hot Mixed Vegetables
Pickles, Olives an’ Rolls
Assorted Sweeties
Coffee an’ Tea

Entertainment by The Stave Fall Scottish Dancers 

Please confirm by email if you plan to attend and how many people as soon as possible for preliminary numbers. To hold your place, please send a cheque or money order by January 15th to Clan MacLeod c/o 855 Grover Avenue Coquitlam BC V3J 3E4.  Reservations are only guaranteed if payment is received by January 15th.

This event is special to Clan MacLeod.  Please help us with planning by responding to let us know if you plan to attend.  Remember to check with your friends and family.


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