This week we look at the Scottish History of Winnipeg as well as the famous Scottish Vaudevillian Sir Harry Lauder. During the years when Harry Lauder was touring North America a Winnipeg stop was essential. By the enthusiasm of the news and the citizens of Winnipeg, it’s no wonder. Listen to our special guest John Perrin school us on the Scottish history of Winnipeg.
John is a past President and active member of the St. Andrews Society of Winnipeg. Here is their website where you can find everything you need to know about this wonderful organization that was founded in 1871. https://www.standrewssocietywinnipeg.com/
The St. Andrew’s Society of Winnipeg is the oldest continuously active Scottish society in Western Canada. The Society was founded in 1871, the year after Manitoba became a province, and incorporated in 1896 by Act of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba. At its inception the Society had two objectives: the care and welfare of immigrant Scots; and the promotion and preservation of Scottish culture in Manitoba. (from their website)