Posted by: Cornwall Community Museum | July 27, 2016

Artifact of the Week. Beer Token 50th anniversary Glengarry Highland Games. 1997.


Blue and red plastic “beer” token issued by Molson Canadian to mark the 50th anniversary of the Games.

Beer tokens date back to the pre industrial age, they have been largely replaced by paper tickets.  Molson holds pride of place when it comes to beer tokens, during the Lower Canadian Rebellions, their tokens were actually used as official coin as there was a shortage.


Dr. D.M. Gamble, John Jamieson and Angus H. McDonell, Glengarry Highland Games.

scan0128Tossing the caber, Glengarry Highland Games.


Girl’s Pipe Band, Glengarry Highland Games.  The photograph for the postcard was taken by Ran-Gal Studios.


The 1979 edition of the Games, photograph by Marcel Quenneville.


Officiating at the 1961 games, from left, Dame Flora MacLeod, K.C.MacKay, Lt. Gov., of Ontario, Dr. D.M. Gamble, games president, Major Angus A. MacDonald and Mrs. MacKay.

This is an example of the material held in the archives of the Cornwall Community Museum operated by the SD & G Historical Society.

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