Category Archives: Branch

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/ .