Monday, December 10, 2012
Congratulations, Ian and Judy. On July 1 2012 at the Clan MacLeod Gathering in Washington DC, Ian and Judy were awarded the Canadian Outstanding Clansperson award for years of activity. As Ian wasn't able to attend, Neil McLeod presented him with his award at the AGM of the Clan MacLeod Society of Greater Vancouver in Vancouver in November. In 23 years, only 23 have been awarded so quite an honour. Judy attended the NAG and received her award there.
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Monday, February 6, 2012
March 4, 2012 Michael Flatley is in Kamloops and dinner for those interested before his show let me know. 250-378-5115
March 10, 2012 Merritt St. Patrick’s fund raiser for Interior MacLeods at 2058 Granite Avenue $15 Merritt tickets 250-378-5115
March 18, 2012 Port Canaveral MacLeod cruise on Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines meet in the library Mar 19, 2012 9:00 am phone 1-250-378-5115
June 28, 2012 North American Gathering at Alexandria near Wasington D.C. check the MacLeod website for info
August 17,2012 Chocolate and Wine Festival in Merritt for McLeods (and others of course) behind Dr. McLeod’s office in Merritt 250-378-5115
Canadian Highland Games almost all summer weekends in Canada BC games Coquitlam, Victoria, Kamloops, Glengarry, Fergus, Montreal etc
We want to bring Penny DeGraff’s Gaelic singing and music back to Merritt soon from Seattle
And much more as the clan mobilizes to keep the spirit alive of our heritage.
To the Scottish Community of Greater Vancouver:
After a continuous 130-year existence, The BC Highland Games is threatened with extinction. Two key factors contribute to this distinct risk.
LACK OF VOLUNTEERS and risk to our financial backer the United Scottish Cultural Society. In order for the games to continue and provide the pre-eminent venue in Western Canada for the furthering of competitive Piping, Dancing, and Bands, WE NEED HELP.
Take your hand off your wallet! WE NEED VOLUNTEERS
In the past two years, a key group of dedicated volunteers have either retired from active participation or reduced their participation in the organization of the event. Many of these people contributed hundreds of hours individually and collectively and their donation of time is immeasurable. We thank them sincerely for their contribution.
NOW WE NEED NEW BLOOD!
In order to continue we need to fill several key positions on our Organizing Committee:
* Finance/Accounting manager
* Public & Media Relations manager
* Volunteer coordinator
These key positions MUST be filled before the organizing committee will even contemplate moving towards developing a plan for 2012. Contact one of the continuing Organizing Committee Members below AS SOON AS POSSIBLE to volunteer.
The estimated time commitment for the open positions varies, however 10 hours per month is realistic for February through May and likely 15 to 20 in June depending upon the job. This amounts to about 2 1/2 hours a week and about 4 hours a week in June.
Additionally, we need volunteers to assist with less time intensive roles such as:
* Parking and traffic coordination
* Signage/program production (a printing background would be good)
* VIP coordinator
* Ticket manager
WE ALSO NEED 50 TO 75 VOLUNTEERS ON THE DAY OF THE GAMES.
If you know someone in Grade 11 or Grade 12, and if volunteer hours are still a requirement for graduation, this would be a fantastic way of earning some of those valuable volunteer hours.
We presently have a group of four Organizing Committee Members, which is insufficient to pull off this event. If you are committed to the continuation of this 130 year history, please contact Jim Bain (604-435-0764) or Glenna Urbshadt (604-224-5479).
We appreciate your serious consideration of our request and look forward to hearing from many of you.