Tartan Day (April 6) proclaimed in City of Vancouver, April 3

Tartan Day for perpetuity in Vancouver, recognizing Vancouver's Scottish heritage!

We gathered at the Council Chambers foyer with Mayor Sam Sullivan and city councilors for our this photo.  Bagpiper Allan McMoridie and Darryl Carracher of the Scottish Cultural Centre joined us for the ceremony.  The motion had been brought forward by city councilor Heather Deal.

Tartan Day proclaimed! standing l-r:  Tim Stevenson – city councilor, Darryl Carracher – Scottish Cultural Centre, Heather Deal – city councilor, Allan McMordie – JP Fell Pipe Band, BC Lee – city councilor, George Chow – city councilor, Todd Wong – Gung Haggis Fat Choy, Kim Capri – city councilor with Mayor Sam Sullivan.  Photo courtesy of Sven Buemann  City of Vancouver

I brought the tartan sashes and extra kilts that the Gung Haggis Fat Choy dragon boat team wears for paddling and kilts nights.  Tim Stevenson held up a kilt for the picture, and Kim Capri donned the mini-kilt.  Sashes were taken up by Sam Sullivan, George Chow and BC Lee.  Heather Deal wore her own tartan skirt.

Here is Mayor Sam holding the proclamation with Councilor George Chow, Darryl Carracher, Todd Wong, Councilor Heather Deal and bagpiper Allan McMordie.  Photo courtesy of Sven Buemann City of Vancouver

Later in the evening, our Kilts Night gang met at Doolin's Irish Pub.  Allan brought his entourage, but forgot his bagpipes.  Graham McNicholl showed up with 2 more contingents of the Vancouver Tartan Army.  Kiltmakers Rob Macdonald and Terry Bear Varga joined us too!  Gung Haggis Fat Choy dragon boat team members Joy, Raphael, Tzhe and Leanne were on hand, as we danced to the music of the Halifax Wharf Rats, following the Vancouver Canucks loss.  At the first music break, we read the Tartan Day proclamation from the stage.

Next Tartan Day activity
Gung Haggis Fat Choy Tartan Day dragon boat paddle
Sunday 1:30pm
on water 2-3:30pm
Dragon Zone @ Creekside Park
just south of Science World – above the ferry/dragon boat docks

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