Philip Macdonald wins Caledonia Award
Lt.-Gov. Antoinette Perry, right, congratulates Caledonian Award winner Philip Macdonald, along with his wife, Roseanne, at the Caledonian Club’s annual St. Andrew’s Dinner on Nov. 30. The award is presented to an organization or individual who strives to preserve, protect and promote Scottish culture and heritage in P.E.I.. A native of Vernon River, Macdonald has a strong pride in Scottish history inspired by his father, Joe, whose roots trace back to the Glenaladale settlers, who arrived in P.E.I. in 1772. As well as serving as a history teacher at Kensington Regional High School for 31 years, Macdonald has been involved with the Kensington Heritage Society, the Scottish Settlers Historical Society, the Friends of St. Andrews Chapel, the provincial Heritage Places Advisory Board, the Museum and Heritage Foundation of P.E.I., the board of St. Dunstan’s University, the St. Vincent de Paul Society and Meals on Wheels. He has also served in many capacities with the Caledonian Club.