On Friday 19th August Larry
Hynes from Business Immigration in Toronto paid me a visit and as usual he
was full of information about Ontario. We hope to do some case
studies on business immigration to give folk an idea of what is involved.
On Monday 20th I noted an
event on CTV which was the demolishing of a Winnipeg landmark, the Ogilvy
Mill and as it seemed to be an historic landmark I took some pictures from
And the picture just above right is what it
looked like in the old days
This period has seen me
getting involved with New Zealand. As many of you may know I have
been searching for ages for books about the history of the Scots in New
Zealand. Well I managed to find a book about the Highlanders of Waipu in
New Zealand. In fact the settlers came first from Scotland to Nova
Scotia and then onto Australia and finally New Zealand.
As I'm publishing the book
I decided to try and email folk in the Waipu area to see if I could get
any additional information and hopefully some pictures of the town both in
the old days and today. I emailed the Scottish Caledonian Society
and the Waipu Museum and am delighted to say both replied. That is in fact
quite rare as usually I am lucky to get a reply to such emails :-)
Anyway... I will hopefully
be getting some more material on the town.
On Thursday 25th I'd been invited to a lamb
BBQ put on by the Ontario Lamb Farmers Association. It was around an hour
drive towards London, Ontario and I got two passengers to help me find my
way there. We left just after 5pm and got back at 9.40pm.
and here was George, his wife Ruth and other
family members welcoming us to the event and on the right you can see
where all the food was waiting to be eaten :-)
And everyone was having a great time. While
lamb was on the menu there was also sweet corn, tomatoes, pickle, baked
potatoes and desert. You could also have as much as you wanted and go back
for seconds :-)
Difficult to choose between two different
cakes and yes you guessed it I did have one of each :-) The slice on the
right was actually a home made chocolate cake made by Ruth and excellent
it was too.
Now now none of that.. now lets take another
On the left is a remembrance market for a
Harold McQueen and on the right you can we had our own table at the event.
On the left is Junior and on the right
is George standing with the President of the Ontario Lamb Farmers
Association. The President is going to sent me some information on the
history of the association so when that arrives I'll post it up on the
And on the left is a group of folk I was
chatting to at the event and on the right another family shot
And just to prove I was actually there I got
myself into this final picture :-)