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Black Watch Association - Toronto

About the Branch

The Toronto Association was actually formed by World War One members from the imperial side of our family in 1921. In 1935 the Association opened a club on Wellington Street and the Saturday and Wednesday night dances were very popular. The Saturday night dances continued until the close of the clubrooms.

The first Red Hackle Dinner was held on January 12, 1928 in the King Edward Hotel. With our move to York street as described below, the Dinner moved to the Royal York Hotel and remained there until 1987 when we moved the venue to the 48th Highlanders Sergeants' and Warrant Officers' Mess in Moss Park Armouries.

Until the 40's, all Regimental members were from the Imperial Black Watch. The first "Canadians" (to which the new Regimental members were referred) did not arrive until the Second World War. From Wellington, we moved to York Street across form the Union Station in 1969 and had at our peak 550 members (mostly associate) possibly attracted by the delta in beer and liquor prices between ourselves and the Royal York Hotel directly opposite. However, all members knew the meaning of Regiment and family; for it was in those days we would have as many as 200 members on the annual November 10th evening Remembrance Day Parades.

Alas, the building on York Street was put up for sale in 1982 and although we had a large general membership, the managers of the Club had to be Black Watch Regimental personnel. This group was getting few in number, so the decision was made to close clubroom operations. However, we did go out in a blaze of glory in that on February 22, 1982 (the day after our last meeting), the electrical vault under the street outside blew up and the building went on fire. It has subsequently been demolished.

Since the loss of the formal clubrooms, we have been meeting in the Naval Club and in the Sergeants' and Warrant Officers' Mess of the 48th Highlanders of Canada.

The current branch executive is as follows:

President: William (Bill) Carlisle This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Vice-President: John Oss  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Secretary/Treasurer: Linda Rogerson This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Sergeant-at-Arms: Brian Rogerson This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Immediate Past President: William "Bill" Davis

Directors: Kevin Brackley, Bill Carlisle, Marilyn Lawson Dickinson, Ray Joseph, John P. Oss, Douglas Roberts, Brian Rogerson, Linda Rogerson

Active Service Fund:

Thank you for those who have supported this fund in support of our soldiers on active operations.

At this point in time, all troops are back in Canada and this fund is being deactivated for the present.

Upcoming Events

Annual BBQ – July 26, 2014:

TBWA Annual BBQ:

Date: July 26 (Saturday)
Location: RCL Branch 82 – Port Credit (Mississauga)
Time: 14h00 – 19h00
Dinner served: 16h30 – 16h45
Cost: $25/person plus your bar bill

The location this year for our BBQ will again be the Port Credit Legion, Branch 82 at 35 Front Street North in  Mississauga. If you attended TBWA BBQ 2013, you may remember that there is ample parking on the Legion’s property. In addition RCL 82 is only 15 minutes from the Port Credit GO Station.

The event will start at 2 PM with dinner being served about 4:30 – 5PM. The menu will be your choice (stipulated at the time of your ticket purchase) of either a steak or chicken breast, both complete with baked potato, Cole slaw, Caesar Salad and roll.

There will be draw prizes, a raffle for a very unique item and of course entertainment by the TBWA Pipes and Drums.

Full details are in your May Newsflash and you may email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if you have any questions.

You may order your tickets by using your credit card via PayPal through this link.

Cutoff for ticket sales is Midnight July 21/14.

A confirmation email will be sent to you upon the receipt of your order.

All tickets will be held for pickup at the reception desk on July 26th.

 

Recent Events

Red Hackle Dinner 2014

If you were one of the 144 attendees to this dinner, thank you for your support. If you were unable make this dinner, then you missed a pretty good evening by all the feedback which we have received.

You may view some pictures from this event at: https://www.facebook.com/blackwatchcanada

Joining the Black Watch Association (Toronto Branch)

Please contact the Branch Secretary at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or e-mail the Association at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 
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