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Re: Guysborough, N.S.

Thank you Rob for your excellent report, now I know what it was like for the
people who could not attend the gathering in Scotland.
I hope all goes well for the rest of the events, please continue to keep us
informed, my love and best wishes to all you folks over there.

Yours Aye
Ian of Noss

----- Original Message -----
From: Rob Cohn <robc@hfx.andara.com>
To: <sinclair@matrix.net>
Sent: Saturday, September 09, 2000 12:57 PM
Subject: Guysborough, N.S.

> Greetings All...
> Yesterday in Guysborough, Nova Scotia intrepid mariners Laura Zolo and the
> enigmatic Captain Jack pulled into the town wharf under sunny skies and 30
> knot winds. An eclectic crowd of 250 townsfolk, media, local dignitaries,
> entertainers, sailing knuts, the just curious, and a significant
> of Sinclairs were on hand.
> Trying to get accurate description of the Laura-built 7 Roses had proved
> difficult, but she is an admirable design, and obviously sturdy. Laura
> herself is really quite a lady, but reports have neglected to speak of her
> beauty. Cap't Jack is "on the run" from some movie about his life - he's
> quite a character.
> Notables included Delayne Coleman and Richard, Niven, Laura's brother
> Andreas visiting from Italy, Neal Sinclair, and Jack Sinclair. It was a
> sincere pleasure to meet Tim Wallace Murphy (we did not dicuss hiking, but
> we spoke for hours) and Marilyn Hopkins. May you all have the opportunity.
> Following the arrival, many great discussions were held on the wharf,
> encompassing a wide variety of views...surprisingly, given the geneology
> some participants, the town was taken without bloodshed.
> Delayne and the Prince Henry Sinclair Society are to be commended for the
> day's events, which included an early -evening reception at the
> Town Hall. Attendees included the aforementioned as well as Clan Canada
> President Bill Sinclair and Former Afton Band Chief Kerry Prosper. Donald
> Culp acted as MC for the event, and introduced the notables and then came
> the point where he was to introduce The Chief and Clan Piper.
> Despite our large number of international flights, Halifax Airport is the
> lowest rung priority on the national airport scene and their customs
> and folk are inefficient, to say the least. Niven may give you a better
> blast about them maybe someday...but it can take a coupla hours...
> So Donald said: "and now, I was supposed to introduce Earl Malcolm of
> Caithness at this point but...
> And Rory stepped out of a darkened doorway with a flourish booming:
> "and indeed you may"
> and Malcolm walked in to wild applause...
> Give a Piper a stage...
> The principles then retired to the de Barres Manor Country Inn for an
> evening of quiet contemplation and prayer, no doubt...
> Today the Chief of the Clan Sinclair will present the specially
> commissioned "Sword of Peace" to Cheif Ben Sylliboy of the Mi'k maq
> Nation...and if you're into symbolism it doesn't get much better than
> The ceremony takes place at 3pm at The Clan's Prince Henry Sinclair
> atop Boylston Park.
> The sun is shining and there is a fair wind...it should be a great day for
> the Clan in Nova Scotia...
> wish you were here,
> rob cohn
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