Clan MacLeod of Greater Vancouver

Clan MacLeod of Greater Vancouver
Fraser River Paddlewheeler Excursion

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Calendar of Events


Clan MacLeod Society
Of Greater Vancouver
~ Established 1956 ~
Hold Fast and Shine Brightly
https://www.clanmacleod-canada.com/

 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


~ BILL O’FARE ~

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 clanmacleodgv@gmail.com 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.

RSVP:  clanmacleodgv@gmail.com



Sunday, January 10, 2016

Events of 2016

January 1 2016 ~ Happy Hogmanay!
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What is Hogmanay?





January 24 2016  ~  






26th Annual Robbie Burns Luncheon


Richmond Curling Club
5540 Hollybridge Way
Richmond BC
Reception & Seating ~ 11:30 a.m.
Haggis Parade and Address ~ 12 Noon

Traditional Buffet ~ 12:30 p.m.



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Entertainment:  Stave Falls Scottish Dancers and Vancouver Gaelic Choir

June 18th ~ Highland Games  
Percy Perry Stadium Coquitlam


Alison, Allan and Edie at the Clan MacLeod tent at the 2016 Highland Games.  After set up, the rains started and then came in torrents throughout the day.  Everything got wet, including us.  Such a great event but the inclement weather kept people away and participants didn't hang around.  Great days on either side of the event day.  Photo taken by Mark.

Maybe next year will be better!

North American Gathering Merritt