An Enormous Loss
to the Scottish Community
VANCOUVER - Foremost in the minds of those in the Scottish community when the subject of Mike Paul arises must be the boundless enthusiasm he displayed in contributing any way he could to help a project succeed.
Notable among the groups that benefited from his involvement, are the United Scottish Cultural Society and the Gaelic Society, for which Mike served as a director for many years, and the B.C. Highland Games, where he volunteered perennially as the director responsible for advertising and entertainment.
A prominent member of the Gaelic Society, Mike Paul was the go-to-guy when it came to finding entertainment for ceilidhs and fundraisers at the Scottish Cultural Centre. His vast knowledge of the needs and demands of musical acts proved to be invaluable.
He introduced the Lower Mainland to bands like The Garrioch Blend, and the world-renowned Alexander Brothers, whose affiliation with Mike spanned 45 years. Most recently, Mike's expertise in the world of musical entertainers assisted greatly in the presentation of the Scottish Fiddle Orchestra and Caledon fundraisers.
The passing of Mike Paul leaves a manifold void that cannot be filled by one person alone.
- Darryl Carracher, Manager,
The Scottish Cultural Centre,