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The Lorne Scots Regimental Association Newsletter - July 2024

Lorne Scots Association Newsletter - July 2024
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Happy Canada Day to all.


The Regimental Family has continued to be busy through the past months and this will continue through the summer. This edition of the newsletter contains updates on past events and provides a look forward to coming events.


 

We Won!

Brampton Citizen Awards 2023

Association Vice President John Colter accepting the Brampton Citizen Award in the Celebrating Brampton’s 50th category at the Rose Theatre in May. Photograph courtesy of the City of Brampton.


 

Regimental Museum Grand Opening


The 11th of May saw the five-year project to revitalize the Museum achieve its goal. Mayor Patrick Brown cut the ceremonial ribbon to declare the Museum open in its’ new home in the historic former Carnegie Library on Queen Street.


Laying up of the old Lorne Scots Colours inside the New Museum

Immediately after the ribbon cutting, the old Colours of the Regiment which were retired in October 2023, were laid up in the Museum.


The Museum is now open to the public on Wednesday and Thursday from 12:00 until 4:00, Saturday from 8:00 until 4:00 and Sundays from 12:00 until 4:00. Admission is free.


Since the opening weekend, the Museum has had almost 400 visitors, which is more than double the attendance of the past three years. A Speakers Night program is now in operation and plans to work with local schools are being started.


This is only a beginning for the Museum. Temporary exhibits and special events will be staged throughout the coming year. Some of the ideas on the calendar include a Cadet Week exhibit in the first week of October, Doors Open with the City of Brampton on 05 October, a Remembrance week event with local Royal Canadian Legion Branches in November, a War of 1812 re-enactors presentation, and a medals identification event. Details on these and other events will be posted on the Museum's social media.


The Museum needs help to get its practices up to current standards and to tell the Regimental story to the public. If you are interested in helping, either by meeting visitors or working behind the scenes in organizing and preserving items in the collection, the Museum has a job for you. The commitment is a minimum of 4 hours on Tuesdays or any of the working days. For more information on volunteering, contact the Curator at Curator@lornescots.ca.


The easiest bit of help that you can provide to the Museum is to tell our family, friends, and groups that you are involved with and about the Museum. This will help increase the number of visitors, increase awareness of the Regiment and Cadet Corps, and help rebuild the connection to the community that is such a big part of the Regimental history.


 

Updates on John Rodaway and Gary Ewing


LCol Richard Irvine has passed along this update on LCol Rodaway, who is recovering from a recent severe health issue.


“I visited John in Barrie on Sunday for about four hours and had dinner with him. He is now living at 70 Lakeview Terrace in Barrie at a rehabilitation center called Little Lake. He has continued to improve and is now mobile in a wheelchair. His speech is almost normal, and he can carry on a regular conversation. He is working on his legs to get mobile again. His son and family are also located in Barrie. I’m sure he wouldn’t mind hearing from a few of his friends.”


LCol Adcock has passed on that WO Gary Ewing is now in long-term care at Extendicare on Lindsay Crescent in Georgetown. This is a new facility near the Trafalgar Road and Highway 7 intersection.


Gary is suffering from a progressive degenerative illness and now needs supervised care.


If you know of a member of the Association who is severely ill or has passed away, please contact the Association Executive to pass the information on, so it can be acted on and distributed to the membership.


 

Coming Events


While the summer is a busy time for everyone, there are some events coming that should be put on your calendar.


20 July – The Col Thomas Dunn Softball Tournament



24 July – The Rockets Red Glare


A free presentation by Mr. Paul Federico about Sir William Congreve and 

military rockets. 

18:30 for 19:00 at the Regimental Museum, 55 Queen St West. 


17 August – The Warriors Day Parade


Warriors' Day Parade Poster

The parade organizers are offering free CNE admission tickets to veterans and their families. See www.thewarriorsdayparade.ca for 

details.


02 September – The Col Frank Ching Golf Tournament


The tournament will be held at Acton Golf Club. Details will be posted closer to the event. Sponsors and raffle prize donors are needed along with golfers.


 

Links to other parts of the Regimental Family


The Serving Regiment - https://www.facebook.com/LorneScots 

The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers – www.thefusiliers.org 

The Fusilier Association - http://www.fusiliers-association.co.uk/ 

492 Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps (Fergus) – www.Fergusarmycadets.ca 

557 Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps (Brampton) – www.557armycadets.ca 

676 Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps (Georgetown) – www.georgetownarmycadets.ca 

1188 Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps (Oakville) – www.oakvillearmycadets.ca

1849 Royal Canadian Army Cadets (Orangeville) – www.1849Orangevillearmycadets.ca 

2990 Royal Canadian Army Cadets (Milton) – www.miltonarmycadets.ca


 

How to contribute to the Newsletter


If you have a story about an upcoming event, want to pass on how an event went or something that may be of interest to the Regimental Family, please send a short write-up (100 – 150 words or so) with one or two good quality pictures to the President at president@lornescots.com.


Please ensure that all people in any submitted pictures have agreed to have their images posted.


The Association will assume that such permissions have been acquired before the picture was submitted.


The Association reserves the right to vet all submissions for appropriateness before posting. Items may not be deemed suitable for posting due to inappropriate language or content. Items submitted will reviewed for factual accuracy and may be edited for length.


Any mistakes which may occur are entirely accidental and no malice or harm is ever intended.

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