REPLENISHING THE COFFERS FOR MORE PROJECTS
The Clan Ross Association of Canada is justifiably proud of its projects across Canada. You are invited to visit http://www.greatclanross.org/cra~can5a4.html for more details about them.
Having completed the plaque honouring Dr. Alexander Milton Ross in Chatham, Ontario, there still remains the necessary task of replenishing the coffers of the Clan Ross Association of Canada, Incorporated, to allow us to do more preservation of Ross history elsewhere in Canada. Our track record coast-to-coast is impressive, including: the immigrant ship Polly memorial stone in PEI; the Clan Ross banner and financial support for the Ship Hector Project in Pictou, NS; the plaque in Chatham, ON, commemorating the work of Alexander Milton Ross as a shepherd in the Underground Railway; the Clan Ross plaque on the Scots Thistle Monument plus the Alexander Ross family headstone restoration in the Kildonan Pioneer Cemetery of Winnipeg, MB; and refurbishing the Charles Ross Memorial Chair in Victoria, BC.
In February of 2010, Past National Presidents of the Clan Ross Association of Canada, Denis Fletcher and Ian Mackay Ross, have brought to our attention that the new national Human Rights Museum has started construction in Winnipeg and is due to open in 2012. It will be the first national museum to be located outside the Ottawa/Hull Capital Region. Denis and Ian, representing the Manitoba Chapter of the Clan Ross Association of Canada, reported that they attended a preliminary meeting in January with the museum's staff in Winnipeg during their cross-country tour looking for public input on the content of this museum.
As a follow-up with the national committee of experts in February, a document from the public meetings was passed on . . . for which you may CLICK HERE. Interest in providing some local and national Clan Ross Canada support has been expressed IF the museum's content includes a display on the Highland Clearances.
Should this become one of our next national projects . . . given that a display on the Highland Clearances is included?
NOTICE: A notice to this effect will be presented at our annual general meeting on Sunday, July 18, 2010. Your participation would be appreciated.