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Canadian and US Exhibitions for Scottish Diaspora Tapestry - May/ November 2016

Global Tour of Scottish Diaspora Tapestry will be in North America from May now till December

The first exhibition will open in Victoria British Columbia on May 13th, in the Chapel of the New Jerusalem @ Christchurch Cathedral in Victoria. It will be the third time a fine church has been the exhibition venue - following St Mary's in Edinburgh and Doncaster Minster. Only mid-April the Cathedral was Kirkin o' the Tartan so it's a truly welcoming place for the artwork.

Jenny Bruce, who has led the Australian and New Zealand Tour since October 2015, which is concluding next week in Otago New Zealand, will see it safely across the Pacific to Victoria. The following two exhibitions will be overseen by Gordon Prestoungrange and Avril Wills in Winnipeg Manitoba and Marquette County Wisconsin, but Jenny returns again in September to see the final four exhibitions across Ontario, PEI, Nova Scotia and Quebec.

The full schedule for forthcoming North American locations is available - SCROLL DOWN HERE

Victoria BC has five panels from Canada's total of 36

... including one stitched by the Marcia McMenamie, wife of the Bishop in the capital city there. Panel CA18* shows tells the story of the song The Maple Leaf for Ever ... the leaf that today graces the national flag.

The Victoria Exhibition runs for 17 days at the Cathedral from May 13th/ 30th.


[*Ed: Panel CA18 is described as follows:
The federal Dominion of Canada was officially formed in 1867, following discussions which had begun at conferences in Charlottetown and Quebec several years before. The Glasgow-born Sir John Alexander Macdonald (1815-91) was elected as Canadas first Prime Minister, and served for nineteen years in total. During this time Canada expanded towards approximately its modern size. Another Scot, Alexander Muir (1830 1906) from Lesmahagow, wrote a song to commemorate confederation whilst living in Toronto, Maple Leaf Forever. The song became hugely popular and in much of English-speaking Canada became something of an unofficial anthem.

An Duilleag Malpas gu Brth - Chaidh Uachdranachd feadarail Chanada fhosgladh gu h-oifigeil ann an 1867, a leantainn air cmhraidhean a thisich aig co-labhairtean ann am Baile Therlaig agus grunn bhliadhnaicheean roimhe sin. Chaidh Sir Iain Alasdair MacDhmhnaill (181591) a rugadh ann an Glaschu, a thaghadh mar Phromh Mhinistear Chanada, agus fhritheil e san dreuchd sin airson naoi bliadhna deug. Aig an m seo bha Canada a leudachadh a dhionnsaigh faisg air meud an latha an-diugh. Sgrobh Albannach eile, Alasdair Muir (1830 1906) Lios Mo Chuda, ran cuimhneachaidh don cho-chaidreachas, Duilleag Malpas Gu Brth, fhad s a bha e a fuireach ann an Toronto. Dhfhs meas mhr air an ran agus anns a mhr-chuid de Chanada san robh a bheurla, bha e mar laoidh niseanta neo-oifigeil.

Published Date: April 23rd 2016

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