Category Archives: Events

Four Presentations on “The Stalwart Brydons”

  • Tuesday, May 30 at Portage la Prairie Regional Library, 40B Royal Road N, 6:30 pm.
  • Wed., May 31 at Brandon Public Library, Unit 1 – 710 Rosser Ave., 4:00 pm.
  • Thurs., June 1 at Neepawa Public Library, 7:00 pm.
  • Monday, June 5 at MGS Library, Winnipeg, 7:00 pm.

Dianne Brydon and her father James Brydon, PhD, recently published their family history “The Stalwart Brydons: From Scotland to Galt to Portage la Prairie, A Family History of 100 Years in Canada”. Jim grew up in Portage La Prairie and attended the U of M before moving to Ottawa to work as a soil chemist. He applied a scientist’s rigour to his family history research, begun over 30 years ago before the web or digitization made hunting down documents easy. When Dianne retired in 2013 from her job overseeing public outreach on Parliament Hill, Jim asked her to put her MA in Historical Geography to use and help him finish the book. Dianne subsequently found documentary evidence that refuted many of the stories in family lore and fleshed out others that were unknown.

Southwest Branch Participates in Westman Multicultural Festival

The Westman Multicultural Festival (formerly called Brandon Winter Festival) will be held in Brandon from January 26 – 29, with seven pavilions participating – English, Honduran, Irish, Mauritius, Philippine, Scottish and Ukrainian. The Southwest Branch of MGS will be hosting a display at the Scottish Pavilion sharing information about the branch and its programs.
For more information click on http://gotothepavilions.com/about/ .

Manitoba Day – Saturday, May 14

On Saturday, May 14 the Manitoba Museum in Winnipeg is hosting an Arts, Culture and Heritage Fair in Alloway Hall from 11 am. – 5 pm. MGS will once again be hosting an information display along with many other community organizations. The celebration includes free admission to the Museum Galleries, Science Gallery and Planetarium, and special events throughout the day. More information at https://manitobamuseum.ca/main/manitoba-day-2016/

Birthday cake (Manitoba’s 146th) and other refreshments will be served at 3:00 pm. This is a great opportunity for MGS to inform the general public about our organization. We need volunteers to staff our display – two volunteers per hour. If you are available, please contact Bill Curtis (Outreach Chair) at billcurtiswpg@hotmail.com. Why not volunteer for an hour and then take advantage of the free admission?

 

 

 

Scottish Genealogy Symposium

Henderson Library, 1050 Henderson Hwy, 10:00 am-5:00 pm. Presenter – Christine Woodcock. Admission: Morning only $25, afternoon only $30, Full day $45 (includes copy of book and free credits to ScotlandsPeople). For more information e-mail genealogytoursofscotland@gmail.com. To register, go to https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/scottish-genealogy-symposium-winnipeg-full-day-tickets-19134867905 . Do NOT phone the Henderson Library. You can register for morning only, afternoon only or for the full day.