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Beginning in Volume 9 #6, I will be including some historic data regarding the evolution of the value systems of the early Scottish settlers of Scarborough. While the nineteenth century farmer in Scarborough looks much like the blacksmith in Cobourg (after all, they were both only "pioneers"!), they each performed a unique function in the development of Canadian society. Now, if the farmer were Scottish and the blacksmith German, they would have each contributed ideals, attitudes and values that were unique to their native land and beneficial to their adopted Canada. We can better understand the whole (and plan for the future) if we fully comprehend the parts. We must study the Scot, the German, the Italian, the blacksmith, the factory worker, the Torontonian and the person living in Uxbridge if we ever hope to answer the question, "What is a Canadian?". So it is vitally important that we ask the question "what values did the Scots and others bring to Canada and how did these values evolve?"
More rationale for this view of the evolution of the Canadian identity here.
Volume 9, #1 issue of The Scarboro Heights Record is a "re-printing" (as it were) of several compositions of my husband, Bruce, while he was a Grade 5 student at H.A. Halbert Public School. These particular compositions were selected because they are stories of growing up at the Kingston Road McCowan farmhouse in the early '60s.
Since the 50th Anniversary Reunion of Halbert is to be held on June 16, 2001, we thought it would be interesting to publish some "original works" from the notebooks of former students.
We'd like to fill a future issue with contributions from other students -- please send your old "compositions" to me at the above email address.
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