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Re: Highland Games
You are definitely on top of your game with such a newsy report of your
exploits at the Games.
Keep up the good work! Yours Aye, Rory
From: GDSinclair@aol.com <GDSinclair@aol.com>
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Date: Tuesday, May 04, 1999 1:09 PM
Subject: Highland Games
>Saturday and Sunday, April 24 & 25, The 123rd Sacramento Valley Scottish
>Games and Gathering was held in Woodland, California. The days were
>and the crowds were huge. Clan Sinclair was prominent in the Glen of the
>Clans with a double tent setup. The front of the tent was filled with
>displays and information and the back tent was a beehive of activity with
>of the Sinclairs talking, planning for 2000 and generally getting
>after the winter months.
>Gary Parsons was kind enough to bring his casting, the Angel and the
>Engrailed Cross, from the Rosslyn Chapel for display. Gary's daughter
>Melissa, who dances in the Sinclair blue and white tartan, took three third
>places in the Premier level of Highland Dance competition.
>One of the visitors to the tent was Kerry Gay, his brother Dino stopped
>later. Kerry and Dino are descendents of Captain Thomas Gay who sailed the
>barque, the Bessie, from Pigeon Bay in New Zealand to Tahiti, to Vancouver
>Island, to Hawaii. The Bessie arrived in Honolulu in 1863. There the
>Sinclairs purchased Niihau Island from King Kamehameha. Captain Thomas Gay
>was married to Jean Sinclair, Daughter of Captain Frances Sinclair and wife
>Eliza McHutchison. Kerry is trying to contact his cousins from the
>that are scattered around the world.
>The Games were well attended. In the athletic competition, 3 world records
>were set. Entertainment was provided by Seamus Kennedy, Men of Worth, Clan
>Gael, Golden Bough and Tempest. Nine pipe bands provided the correct sounds
>for a Scottish gathering.
>People that assisted at the tent were: Commissioner Ray and Jeanne Lower,
>Commissioner Donald and Mary F. Sinclair, Vice President West Jerry
>Mollie Sinclair. George Sinclair, and Commissioner Gary and Mary H.
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