Posted by: Cornwall Community Museum | July 24, 2016

Artifact of the Week. Medals won at the Maxville Highland Games.

scan0111Medals from the collection of former United Counties Warden (1991), John Ronald Macdonell.  The medal in the lower left dated 1975 was won by Macdonell.

scan0112A photograph of the first Maxville Highland Games, 1948.

scan0113A postcard showing pipers at the Annual Glengarry Highland games, ca. 1950.

scan0114During the Highland Games everyone is Scottish, even former Prime Minister John G. Diefenbaker, who is seen here with Pipe-Major Connie (Kippen) Blaney, 1957.


Postcard of Pipe-Major Connie (Kippen) Blaney.  The postcard reads:

Pipe-Major Connie (Kippen) Blaney, of the Glengarry Girls’ pipe Band, who first competed, and later was accompanist for dancers at The Glengarry Highland Games since their inauguration at Maxville…in 1948.


Highland Dancing demonstration.

scan0117John Foster, better known as Mr. Canada, opened the Games in 1953.


Massed Bands at the Glengarry Highland Games.

More photographs to come this week!


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