Remembering Rosy Robertson

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Remembering Rosy Robertson

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W. M. Gladish May 1964
A scholarship tour to the United Kingdom, covering a period of 11 weeks, lies in store for a talented and personable young lady of Lanark County Rosalyn Robertson of Almonte. Miss Robertson is the eastern representative on the four-member team of the Junior Farmers Association of Ontario which leaves May 15 on Remarkable Lufthansa extra for Europe-bound travelers.
A wonderful weekend at the World’s Fair LUFTHANSA’S Economy excursions (up to 21 days) leaves Monday through Thursday with a tour of England, Scotland and Northern Ireland under sponsorship of the provincial department of agriculture.
Because of prowess in 4-H and Junior Farmer work apart from scholastic ability, the Lanark County girl has become accustomed to travelling. The overseas exchange visit will be her third award trip. Previously she won a United Nations Tour and was a chosen delegate to a Rural Youth Conference in the United States.
Miss Robertson lived on a farm near Pakenham until the family moved to Almonte where she graduated from high school in 1959. Rosy, as she is known to her friends, has won Provincial Honors in homemaking and has eight agricultural projects to her credit, having represented the Almonte Calf Club at Ottawa, Richmond and other fairs.
Miss Robertson is the Sunday School treasurer and a member of the Young People’s Union at Almonte United Church. In her last year at high school she was treasurer of the Students Council. In school sports she was active in basketball, badminton, volleyball and curling. As a Junior Farmer, Rosalyn invariably serves in an official capacity. At present she is on the executive board of the Lanark County association and a director of the Appleton club, one of her specialties being the drama festivals. She has been a Dairy Princess competitor.

Did you know Rosy is Marilyn Snedden’s sister? And Fern Martin too?
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Clipped from

  1. The Ottawa Citizen,
  2. 30 Apr 1957, Tue,
  3. Page 30

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Clipped from

  1. The Ottawa Citizen,
  2. 18 Jun 1964, Thu,
  3. Page 12

 -  Arthur Toshack, Marjorie Grant, James Tims,  Carol Kellough. Rosalyn Robertson, Mary Snedden and Donald Miller with their, entry calves

Clipped from

  1. The Ottawa Journal,
  2. 09 Sep 1957, Mon,
  3. Page 31

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Almonte Fair Women’s Institute Tea Booth- Mrs. Harold More and Mrs. Sam Arthur

Clipped from

  1. The Ottawa Journal,
  2. 09 Sep 1957, Mon,
  3. Page 31

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About lindaseccaspina

Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

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