Tuesday, July 16, 2019

There's a place I dream of going but its hard to get there unless I sell some products.

There are some items on this site which I would like to get for the family, maybe some time soon. My daughter's birthday is fast approaching & I have no idea what she would like, I was thinking about this, what do you think? https://www.zazzle.ca/mcgillivray_crest_t_shirt-235102201727087286

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Nor'west Loyalist Museum have some new signs in Williamstown, Ontario.

On Tuesday, July 2, 2019 I thought I would visit the Nor'West and Loyalist Museum but found it was closed. However, I was impressed with the new signage & the new outdoor gazebo. They have made it a place to have a picnic. In case you have not studied up on your history it is also the place of David Thompson's house, you know the famous fur-trade surveyor who worked for my ancestor's company

Sunday, June 30, 2019

Summer has begun for these Voyageur descendants!

Teah graduated from LeSommet and will be leaving for college for her Computer Animation & Design. Greg passed to Grade 11 and looking hard for summertime things to do. Arley will be leaving St. Francis Xavier to go to Lesommet grade 10 in the Fall. This is the year both my hockey players have decided to hang up their skates for next hockey season, maybe for good. Greg will give it some consideration during the summer but has developed a liking for softball...hmm.

On another note, sad to say...really broke this father's heart when the verdict was announced before I could make plans to attend...my son, Caleb got 57 years! I hope he appeals this.

Saturday, April 27, 2019

It has been a terrible month, my son Caleb aka Kai the Hitchhiker had his month in court with dismal outcome.

As his father I want to thank all his supporters that have been on this roller coaster ride of emotions. It certainly has not been the outcome we anticipated but I encourage everyone to hang on cause this surfer's ride is not over as we try to round up someone who has the knowledge to file Kai's Appeal and hopefully within the time frame allotted. I promise you I will do my utmost to raise support from politicians, lawyer's and the public on the Canadian side of this fiasco. I have encouraged our politicians to make an application to Extradite Caleb Lawrence McGillivary upon or after his Conviction or Sentencing to relieve the United States taxpayer of the cost of housing my son in a United States penal system. But this would be an admission of guilt. I have not heard any submission of any sort from Kai. I was not in the courtroom to hear the charges. I understand there is a Plea deal that goes on between the Defense Atrorney and the Prosecution's office withe the final outcome decided by the Judge upon Sentencing similar to what our Canadian system of decision would be like under the Criminal Code of Canada. Appeals in Canada are just as lengthy and time consuming. This is a short summary of what I understand. Caleb definitely needs a professional expert to handle this difficult proceeding. I encourage his supporters to send good vibrations along with good prayers for what may be a lengthy procedure.

Saturday, March 30, 2019

The colonization and civilization began by the Empire of the Bay 1670 to the present.

Land to settle needed colonizers in the form of explorers, furtraders, settlers and immigrants. Indian territory became the monopoly of the Company of Adventurers who had retained the Charter since 1670.

Sunday, March 24, 2019

I knew there were graves and some of us never made it up.

It's terrible when as an adult you never believed us as kids! Look around Residential Schools, you'll find unmarked graves of ones who never made it home. https://www.ctvnews.ca/mobile/canada/unmarked-graves-of-children-from-residential-school-found-beneath-rv-park-1.4076698

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

What a wonderful opportunity for kids from up north to learn to fly, don't let this pass you by!

"Aviation needs qualified mechanics too!" Gil McGillivary This is a really cool headline: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/indigenous-youth-aviation-1.5059857