This article and the accompanying photo were clipped
from a Halifax newspaper.
For Roselma Sinclair's report
on the gathering, click here.
The Sinclairs partake of some snuff, left to right,
Judge David Sinclair Bouschor, Duluth, Minn., president of
the clan in the United States, Dr. Edward G. Sinclair, Norwood, Ont.,
president for Canada and A. Gordon Archibald, Halifax, Chairman of
the International Gathering.
Sinclairs in Nova Scotia
For the first time since Culloden , the Sinclairs have
gathered. This milestone took place at the International
Gathering of the Clans in Nova Scotia 1979. Under the direction
of Harold Sinclair of Halifax, Sinclairs came from over Canada
and the United States.
On Friday, August 24, 1979, a Dinner Dance was held for some
200 Sinclairs. Attending this event was the President of the
Sinclair Association of Canada, Dr. Edward Sinclair; the
President of the Sinclair Association of U.S.A., Judge
David Sinclair Bouschor, and the General Chairman for the
International Gathering, A. Gordon Archibald.
The speaker for the evening was Rev. D.M. Sinclair, who talked
about the Sinclairs settling in the New World.
After a fine dinner, Dr. Edward Sinclair charged the snuff box,
emblazoned with a silver Sinclair Crest, and such was passed
among the guests to participate if they chose.
On Sunday, August 26th, a "Kirking" was held at the
Loch Katrine United Church of Canada, in the heart of Sinclair
Country. This jewel of a country church shone resplendent white
in the early morning sun, as some 250 people worshipped in the
tartan-bedecked sanctuary. The sermon was delivered by the
Reverend D.M. Sinclair, and the topic was "Commit Thy Work
to God," the Sinclair motto.
After church, a reception was held in "The Little Red
School House" in Goshen, Nova Scotia, where the ladies
of the community had prepared a fine lunch. A number of Sinclairs
visited the graveyard to dedicate a sign, where many of the
early progenitors of the Sinclairs of Canada were buried.
It was a Great and Happy occasion, and already an undertaking
is in progress for another gathering at the International
Gathering in Scotland in 1981.
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