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18 September 2011
2012 Gathering in Norway
In conjunction with 400th anniversary celebrations of the
Battle of Kringen, an International
Gathering of Clan Sinclair will join the 2012 Pillarguri Days
in Otta, Norway. Participants
should arrive in Oslo by Monday 20 August 2012;
an early draft of the Gathering itinerary
(Adobe Reader required)
Our Chief, Malcolm Caithness says the clan have been allocated
a number of hotel rooms in the Norlandia Hotel, "where we have
always stayed on our visits there. It is central, convenient for
the activities, friendly and good and almost everyone speaks good
To reserve your place in the Clan Sinclair Gathering of
20–27 August 2012, and hold your hotel room for this Gathering,
contact the CSAC President,
Our CSAC Past President, Rory Sinclair, tells us, "Terry Campbell
[the wee drummer man] who was behind the camera on the tour and John Marc
Hamilton, the man who recorded my CD last year, have produced this fine HD
video that captures perfectly the good will, good cheer and the ineffable
good spirits of the celebration of Clan and Family at the 2010 Gathering
of Clan Sinclair in Wick Caithness."
The Summer 2011 issue of Roslin O Roslin has now arrived
in the homes of CSAC members. Volume 4 number 37 includes coverage of
the Quadrennial Gathering in BC, a letter from the Chief, and
a "Kith and Kin" article by our Past President,
An album of the photos from this issue can be found here.
To join the Clan Sinclair Association of Canada, and receive your
personal copy of Roslin O Roslin as soon as it is published,
mail a cheque or money order for $15 ($20 for a family membership), together with your contact information and a note
about your Sinclair connection, to the CSAC Secretary,
Lawrence R. Sinclair.
After more than 40 years, the Halifax Highland Games & Scottish
Festival has been permanently cancelled. An undated announcement at
HalifaxHighlandGames.com attributes the decision
to "rising costs, sponsor fatigue and the difficulties of
finding adequate committee replacements."
The Games Committee thanks all participants for countless hours
of enjoyment and wonderful memories.
In the West for the first time, the International Gathering
and quadrennial general meeting of the Clan Sinclair Association
of Canada is set for the weekend of 23—25 June 2011
in Coquitlam, British Columbia. The official hotel for the Gathering
is the Best Western Coquitlam Inn and Convention
Centre, and we will attend the BC Highland Games
on Saturday the 25th at Percy Perry Stadium in
Coquitlam. We are delighted that our clan chief Malcolm Caithness
will join us for the weekend.
Clan Sinclair will be on hand at the hotel from Thursday 23 June,
and our first scheduled event is the Opening Reception there at 4pm
on Friday. The last scheduled event is the CSAC General Meeting
after lunch on Sunday 25 June. For the full Agenda,
The cost for the Gathering is $150, which includes the Friday
reception, bus and entry for the Highland Games, the Saturday banquet
and ceilidh, and Sunday lunch and events. Please make your cheque
payable to Clan Sinclair Association,
and send it, with the completed Registration Form, to the CSAC Secretary
by 25 April. For the Registration Form,
If you take photos at this Gathering, please do send copies for
posting on our website, by email, to <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
There are two meetings of Clan Sinclair in Coquitlam,
Metro Vancouver this year. The annual Gathering of our Western
Canada branch is on Sunday 06 March, and the Canadian clan's
quadrenniel general meeting is on the last weekend in June.
Please check your latest issue of Roslin O Roslin
This year, the city of Vancouver BC was named
a 2011 Cultural
Capital of Canada. Established in 1886, Vancouver is celebrating
its 125th anniversary — see
for more information.
In much of Canada, over–the–air television
broadcasting will switch from analog to digital
by the end of August. This does not affect anyone
who watches television via cable, satellite, or the
Internet, but anyone who watches over–the–air
TV should make sure to have a digital turner. To read
about this, visit DigitalTV.gc.ca.
The 2011 Island Games, where participants
include Scottish teams from Shetland, Orkney and the Western
Isles, are in England this year, 25 June to 1 July
on the Isle of Wight. For more information, click here.