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GHG Feature | #21: The Birth of the Games


History Series: This article kicks off a "series within a series" where, in the lead up to what would normally be the Glengarry Highland Games weekend, we are happy to share some articles on the event and some of the people who have helped make it what it is.


You can also check out our article on the late Connie Blaney, which we featured in the early days of the Branch's 50th Anniversary History Series.


Enjoy!



Click the image above or click here to view the full Glengarry News feature from August 6, 1948.


This article was first prepared to mark the 50th anniversary of the games. It recalls the first Glengarry Highland Games in 1948, the lead up to it, and its enduring impact. It was an historic day which amongst other things, featured MacKenzie King's last speech as Prime Minister.


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