The 2016 Joseph Mairs Memorial was held January 24th.
Duncan Brown chaired the meeting.
The program opened with live music from Beverly McKeen,
Followed by Art Farquharson and Alan O’Dean
And Charlie Fox.
Chair of the Joseph Mairs Memorial Committee, Alastair Haythornthwaite, made some remarks on the need for an Anti-War Government. The text of his talk is here.
Keynote Speaker, Donald Gutstein, delivered the main address ” So Harper is Gone, But What About Harperism?”. The text of his address is here.
Art, Alan and Beverly closed the indoor portion of the program with song.
The meeting participants formed up behind our piper, Frank Nichol, for the procession to graveside.
Our piper played a lament, followed by a moment of silence
And the laying of flowers.
We will never forget Our Labour Martyr, Joseph Mairs.