A Day To Honour Dr. A. M. Ross
For a report on this project in 2006 by the [then] 2nd Vice-President Andrew Ross Thibodeau CLICK HERE
Hello supporters of the Dr. A.M. Ross Plaque. Enjoy these wonderful pictures from our day at the BME Freedom Park in Chatham. Special thanks to the CK Black Historical Society for hosting us and allowing Clan Ross to erect a plaque in their park. Thanks to all of you on this email blast for participating in this special day. Note the first picture is a sign across the street from the park, showing a home rennovation done by a Ross! Perfect! The unveiling started with my speech, then author Steven Duff and I pulled off the quilt to reveal the gorgeous plaque. Gwen Robinson, Curator of the Historical Society, then spoke, followed by Steven. We returned to the society for a program featuring "The Journey" with Gwen and Pastor Leona Wright, author Steven Duff. The day ended with dinner at Mama Maria's. Look for more on the web & newsletter!
Thanks! Andrew Ross Thibodeau
The participants moved back to the Chatham-Kent Black Museum and Historical Centre, where Reverend Leona Segee-Wright and Gwen Robinson made a dramatic presentation. They were followed by a detailed talk about the Underground Railway.
The group photo immediately below includes (LtoR): Doug Ross, Pat Ross, Andy R Thibodeau, Barbara Fletcher, Lizz Thibodeau, Gwen Robinson, Denis Ross, Denis Fletcher, and Brenda L Travis.
The final pictures are of Denis and Barbara Fletcher, the Dinner, and an article from the Chatham Daily News.
Our friend, Alastair McIntyre, attended the ceremony and had photographs posted on the same day at his Electric Scotland website
. He also gave us permission to use his photo of members of the Clan Ross executive at the Freedom Park after the unveiling of the plaque.
TOP: Past-Pres. Denis Fletcher (Winnipeg), Pres. Andrew Ross Thibodeau (London), Shirley Ross & 1st Vice-Pres. Denis Ross (Kincardine)
FRONT: Past-Treas/Mbsp Barbara Fletcher, newsletter editor Patricia Ross & webmaster J. Douglas Ross
We chatted with Alastair in his home for about an hour after the event.