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2008 Scholarship Recipients
Master Corporal Benjamin
Forrest - $1000
Corporal Joel Heinz - $1000
2007 Scholarship Recipients
Private A.J. Henwood,
Pipes and Drums - $1000
2006 Scholarship Recipients
Will Emslie - $1000
Joel Fernandez - $500
Jason Leek - $500
Highlanders Ladies Auxiliary $1000 Scholarship for 2005 was awarded at
the St. Julien's Dinner on Friday, April 29th. The 2005 award went to
Warrant Officer Terry Afflick.
In June 2004, three long time members of
the Calgary Highlanders Ladies Auxiliary retired - Mrs. Helen McCumber,
Mrs. Shelley Russell, and Mrs. Deidre Morton-Spaan. The Ladies
Auxiliary soldiered on, however, and five core members stepped up to
ensure that the good work of this organization continued.
The core members of this group as of
April 2005 were
Renee Griffiths - President
Margaret Stewart - Vice President
Maria Emslie - Treasurer
The Armoury kitchen opened again on
Wednesday nights as of 3 November 2004 and served two hot meals per
At the beginning of the Second World War
in 1939, the Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Colonel J. Fred Scott,
requested that his wife form an Auxiliary while the Regiment was
overseas. With the assistance of Mrs. CC Matthews, as President, and
Mrs. Scott as vice President, and with the help of Mrs. Olga Nickle,
Mrs. Betty Lockwood and several others, the Auxiliary did Red Cross
work, held rummage sales, and raised funds to sent comfort items to
soldiers overseas. Meetings of the Auxiliary were held in Paget Hall,
the Anglican Cathedral.
The Auxiliary was disbanded when the
First Battalion returned to Canada in 1945, and reactivated in 1953
under President Jean Guise.
Mrs. Guise served as President until
1956. Presidents to follow after her were
1960 Yvonne Pink
1962 Helen Kozicky
1964 Hazel Alexander
1967 Marg Bell
1969 Kay Steckle
1971 Margo Burden
1972 Pat Blakely
1973 Norah Duffin
1977 Margo Burden
1978 Mrs. Hughes
1983 Rita Gutherie
1985 Marion Dennis
1988 Barbara Maitland
1992 Laura Ansell
1996 Shelley Russell
1998 Helen McCumber
2004 Elisa Holland
2005 Renee Griffiths
2008 Maria Emslie
2010 Ottilie Kelly
2015 Darlene de Guzman-Tucker
In 2010 the Ladies Auxiliary was renamed
The Calgary Highlanders Family Association.
The first scholarship offered by the
Auxiliary was the University of Calgary Scholarship instituted in 1958,
which was a cash award of $100.00 for children of serving or ex-serving
soldiers of the Regiment. Rosemary Nickle and Peggy Lee instituted this
In 1970, the scholarship was increased to
$200.00 a year.
In 1971 the Ladies Auxiliary agreed to
provide a $100.00 annual scholarship to a student attending the Southern
Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) whose father was serving or who
had served with the Regiment, or to a Cadet serving with or who had
served a minimum of one year with a corps affiliated with the Regiment.
Rosemary Nickle and Hazel Alexander arranged for this scholarship with
Mr. Jamieson, Vice President of SAIT.
In 1989 both the SAIT and University of
Calgary Scholarships were combined into one. The amount of the award
was increased to $700.00 per year in 1991 and then to $1000.00 per annum.
In 2010, the award was increased to $2000, given out in three
scholarships ($1000, $500 and $500).