Everybody talks about the Chinese block voting… what about Scottish-Celtic block voting?
Wear a kilt and go after the Scottish-Celtic ethnic vote!
Vancouver, BC and Canada all have long Scottish-influenced roots. Vancouver's first Mayor, Malcolm Alexander Maclean, was born in Scotland. Canada's first two Prime Ministers Sir John A. MacDonald Alexander Mackenzie. BC's first governor Sir James Douglas was raised in Scotland, after being born in British Guyana to a Scottish father and a Creole mother. And then there are rivers named after Scottish-Canadian explores Alexander Mackenzie and Simon Fraser.
Read the Scottish Page from “The History of Metropolitan Vancouver” http://www.vancouverhistory.ca
Green Party Parks Board candidate
Stuart Mackinnon with COPE school board candidate Bill Bargeman. Bill
and Stuart current and retired school teachers and are past president
and vice-president of BCTF local 39.1 Stuart bought his kilt outfit last year soon after joining the Gung Haggis Fat Choy dragon boat team, and wore it with the team in a documentary about Vancouver's multiculturalism for German Public Television. Stuart's kilt is primarily Green – like his party. – photo Todd Wong
Vision Vancouver candidates for council and mayor,
Raymond Louie and Gregor Robertson attended the 2008 Gung Haggis Fat Choy
Robbie Burns Chinese New Year Dinner with VIP host Deb Martin. Raymond joined a kilted “Toddish McWong” on Rock 101's Bro Jake Show on Robbie Burns Day this year. In this photo Raymond is wearing the Royal Stuart tartan, while Gregor wears his Robertson family tartan – photo
VFK / Todd Wong collection.
Tartan Day (April 6) was proclaimed for City of Vancouver, on April 3, 2008. It was moved by councilor Heather Deal and seconded by Raymond Louie. Mayor Sam Sullivan and many city councilors have supported the Gung Haggis Fat Choy dinner over the years. In this picture Tim Stevenson is holding the Fraser Hunting Tartan backwards. He said after I corrected him “I can't do anything straight!”
Councilor Heather Deal is wearing a tartan skirt. Bagpiper Allan McMordie wears his full dress outfit. Mayor Sullivan and councilors BC Lee and George Chow wear tartan sashes. Toddish McWong wears the Fraser Hunting Tartan, as does councilor Kim Capri in the mini-kilted version.
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Here's the best photo opportunity for a city councilor in a kilt! English-born but Michigan-raised Vancouver City Councilor Heather Deal came to the April Kilts Night, and her family tartan graced the Vancouver Sun photo. It was Heather who helped develop the Tartan Day proclamation and moved it at Vancouver City Hall on April 1st.
It was councilor Raymond Louie who as deputy mayor, actually read the proclamation on April 6th Tartan Day at a ceremony at Creekside Park, with the Gung Haggis Fat Choy dragon boat team.
A Tartan Day dragon boat paddle practice… with bagpiper and proclamation reading