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Old 04 April 2015, 13:55   #1
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Hi everyone, I am new here and am thrilled to be the owner of a nice Highfield OM 540. I live in Ontario, Canada and am surrounded by the Great Lakes! Also an avid scuba diver that loves to dive deep freshwater shipwrecks which we have an abundance of here.

I have one question that perhaps someone can answer for me.
As I am just curious here. I tried to do a search and did not find anything other than info about the actual events.
Who was this MacMillan person that a lot of you are doing a cancer run for?
As it is my last name is also MacMillan, but my family immigrated to Canada in the late 1950's.
great to get to know you all!
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Old 04 April 2015, 14:19   #2
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Macmillan cancer is a uk charity, perhaps founded by the Macmillan family but that's speculation.

Alex will be along shortly to tell you more. He's personally coordinated tens of thousands of fundraising for them.
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Who was this MacMillan person that a lot of you are doing a cancer run for?
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Old 04 April 2015, 23:27   #5
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Thanks Willk, It goes a long way back. Quite the history.
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Welcome to the ontario based MacMillan Highfield owners club where abouts are you based?
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Old 05 April 2015, 18:53   #7
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Hii Neil, thanks for getting me in touch with Jamie at CO2. Jamie did not have any of the Pan Am game Highfield 590's left, so I ended up getting a really good deal on a 540 with a new trailer included!
A 540 is just the perfect size for us anyways, and it is ready in a couple of weeks.
We are on the south shore of Lake Simcoe near Sutton in a small town called Willow Beach, but we usually trailer our boat all over to do dives in Georgian Bay ,Huron ,Tobermory and Kingston.
Take care ! Small world, we have the same name! Jamie got a bit confused there for a while!

Every one calls me Mac.
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Hi Mac,

That does seem to be the universal nickname we MacMillans get ! Glad to hear Jamie was able to sort things out, the new trailer is a nice sweetener for the deal. I'm jealous as I have to wait until July 31st for the boat

What type of diving do you do? will be interesting to see what we can come up with for gear configuration / stowage on the boats. My crew is primarily technical diving, so it will be Toronto/Davis, Oakville/Crane, and St Lawrence/Jodrey, Vickery diving for us. What wrecks do you guys normally do?

Let me know any good locations for family boating near your area, as I'm looking for places to day trip with the family to boat/tube. We're in Pickering so heading north to Lake Simcoe is pretty quick run.

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Either of you lads know Stoo?
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Either of you lads know Stoo?
Actually I believe he's a member of my Dive Club (Ontario Underwater Explorers) up in Tobermory area ...
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