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Welcome to the official website of the Canadian Highland Society. You will be able to find information about the society itself, how to become a member, forms, publications and our bylaws. If you are looking for a member in your area, please look through our membership list. Cattle for sale & wanted are listed, as well as semen. Be sure to visit the Kyloe Shop for Highland items available for purchase. If you have any questions, we would be more than happy to assist.

Current CHCS members can find  various articles regarding health, feeding, care, marketing and registration procedures under the Members Only tab. The password can be found in the most recent edition of the Kyloe Cry/Newsletter or by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your full name and registration number.

  • Site Last Updated: August 12, 2016.

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Née Hastie

Peacefully at Joseph Brant Hospital in Burlington, Ontario on July 26, 2016, in her 89th year. Beloved wife of Louis Badone (deceased), loving mother of Ellen and Victoria (deceased), mother-in-law of Stephen Jones and grandmother of Amy and Robin Jones. Donalda (Donnie) was born in Toronto on April 17, 1928. Her youth was marked by the Great Depression, her father’s death at age six, and World War II. As a teenager, Donnie worked at the Yorkville Branch of the Toronto Public Library. She graduated from Oakwood Collegiate in 1945 and attended Victoria College, working at CIBC in Toronto after completing her BA. Through a friend from Oakwood and Victoria, Jackie Austin (now Myers), Donnie met Louis Badone, her future husband, and they were married in 1953. After living in Haley Station, near Renfrew, Ontario for three years, they returned to Toronto, started a family and lived for nearly 50 years in Willowdale.

After the tragic death of their second daughter Victoria in 1966 from cerebral palsy, Donnie decided to return to the University of Toronto and obtained a degree in library science as well as teacher’s qualifications. She worked for many years as a school librarian at Drewry Avenue Public School in North York, helped organize Scholastic Book Fairs, and wrote numerous reviews of children’s books for library journals. In the 1970s, she started a second career as a freelance journalist and published articles on topics including Highland Cattle (Harrowsmith Magazine), Paisley shawls, Peruvian textiles and antique hooked rugs. Later, she published three books. The first, The Complete House Detective (Boston Mills Press, 1988), chronicled the history of her Willowdale home, built in 1834 by pioneer Elihu Pease. She also published Dundurn Castle (1990, Boston Mills Press) and The Time Detectives (1992, Annick Press), an introduction to Canadian archaeology for young people.

In 1972, Louis and Donnie decided to purchase and restore a log house near Lakefield, Ontario and started another career as part-time farmers, raising Highland Cattle for over a decade. They also travelled extensively in Peru, Senegal and China, where Louis volunteered for Canadian Executive Services Overseas and Donnie continued her writing career, contributing letters to CBC radio’s Morningside. Donnie was an active volunteer in many organizations: the North York Historical Society, the Ontario Heritage Trust, the Ontario Archaeology Society, the William Morris Society of Canada and the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society.

In 2003, after ensuring the preservation of their historic house in Willowdale, Louis and Donnie moved to downtown Toronto. Following Louis’ death in 2012, Donnie lived at Hazelton Place Retirement Residence, where she was cared for with devotion by Charmaine Ramos and Rowena Endoya.

Following cremation, a memorial service will be held at St. John’s Church, York Mills, at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, August 2, with a reception afterwards at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family would be grateful for donations to the Ontario Federation for Cerebral Palsy.

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Upcoming Events

2016 Annual General Meeting

July 29, 30, 31 & August 1, 2016

The 2016 AGM will be held in Owen Sound, ON. 




The tattoo letter for the year 2014 is B.
The tattoo letter for the year 2015 is C.
The tattoo letter for the year 2016 is D.

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Photo Submissions

We are looking for photos from CHCS members for a range of projects. We need a variety of photos for our upcoming calendar, photos for the banner of this website, and general photos for The Kyloe Cry.

Send your submissions to Sylvie at 

The CHCS website is getting 40-55 different people visiting it each day. The most popular are the For Sale pages (Cattle, Semen & a Fold Near You). Consider publicity on our web site... It may be worth it!

We are working on the next The Kyloe Cry. If you want to put some publicity in it, please contact Sylvie at


Did You Know?

A Helpful Tip for Highland Breeders
If you need to clean the ear of a Highland to apply a new tattoo or read an old tattoo before completing a transfer...
Just wipe the ear with the new «Lysol Disinfecting Wipes» 4 in1
The Wipes clean, disinfect and remove all wax build-up (and they come in a variety of scents).

All breeding bulls must have DNA identification on file with the CLRC before their progeny can be registered.
Please Remember: If you plan to apply for registration of an animal 24 months of age or over, you must supply proof of parentage by DNA analysis. It is the responsibility of the seller to pay for the bull’s analysis.