Tartan Day proclamation for City of Vancouver

Tartan Day will be proclaimed in the City of Vancouver sometime this week

I solicited SFU Scottish Cultural Studies to created a proclaimation, which I passed to city councilor Raymond Louie.

Kilts Night “Tartan Day” celebration happening at Doolin's Irish Pub – after the hockey game… or between periods?!?!
details TBA

Sunday – official Tartan Day.
Vancouver Tartan Army is planning something details TBA
Gung Haggis Fat Choy dragon boat team will wear the tartan to dragon boat practice 1:30pm at Science World dragon boat docks.

Ron MacLeod Chair V of the SFU Scottish Studies program writes:

Greetings, Tartan Day will soon be upon us – April 6th –  so
don’t forget to wear a bit of tartan in memory of an historic occasion
– the Declaration of Arbroath, 1320 A.D. This declaration was
Scotland’s Declaration of Independence. It has been hailed as a
significant step on a winding, tortuous and long road towards the
blossoming of democracy. If you want a copy of the Declaration, just
email me and it shall be delivered. Regards, the other Ron
 
Two messages from the Gaelic Society:
 
1. What: a reminder about the next Ceilidh:
Where: at the Scottish Cultural Centre, 8886 Hudson Street (at 73rd Avenue)
When: Saturday, April 5th, 2008
Time: entertainment begins at 8 P.M.
Tickets: at the door
Entertainment: accordianist
Sandy Black; musician Seumas Gagne; singer Doug Barr; Highland Dancers
from Angus MacKenzie’s School of Highland Dancing.
Other: coffee, tea, scones, oatcakes and other delights. Wet bar.
All welcome.
 
2.  What: the Vancouver Gaelic Society’s 100th Anniversary Celebration
Where: Scottish Centre, 8886 Hudson Street (at 73rd Avenue)
When: Saturday, May 3rd, 2008
Time: doors open 5:00 P.M.; Dinner 6:00 P.M.
Tickets: $50.00 for adults & $25.00 for students. Order tickets from Murdo & Linda MacIver (604) 929-4781.
Entertainment: an array of talent including the
Royal National Mòd gold medal soloist Paul McCallum; Scottish
accordionist and entertainer John Carmichael; and, the Vancouver Gaelic
Choir.
Other: dancing to follow the entertainment program.
All welcome as long as there is space available.
 
The following courtesy James Russell:
 
A Scots Toast:
May the best you’ve ever seen
Be the worst you’ll ever see;
May the mouse ne’er leave your girnal                 (pantry)
Wi’ a tear drap in his e’e;
May your lum be blithely reekin…………………..(chimney, smoking)
Till ye’re auld enough to dee;…………………….(die)
May you aye be just as happy
As we wish you now to be!

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