Canadian Branch

of the Clan Macpherson Association


Hello and welcome to the Canadian branch of the CMA (Clan Macpherson Association) website.

Here you will find information about our history, upcoming events, and the Canadian Branch Council contacts.

There are several different types of memberships offered, please check them out and decide which is best for you. There are electronic application and renewal forms available, however if you are more comfortable with mailing in a cheque please contact our Registrar Beverly McPherson Letford at for more information.

Clan members enjoy the Annual Creag Dhubh - direct from from the shores of Bonnie Scotland - and the Canadian quarterly newsletter, The Green Banner.

Highland Games have always been a terrific way to reconnect with our members, celebrate Scottish games, music, and food. A Clan tent is set up by volunteers at several Highland Games across Canada. We do not attend all Highland Games (here is a list of Games and Festivals in Canada) but encourage you to check out one near you and experience a wee piece of Scotland. If you would like to host a tent at a Highland Games or to volunteer, we would love to have you!

January is looking to be wonderful with a visit to the beautiful Spadina House in Toronto. The Central Ontario Regional Councillor Jacqueline Murdoch is organizing this event. Thank you hosting this event, Jacqueline. More information is posted in the November 2022 Green Banner. I hope to see you there!

In September, our clan enjoyed our first Clan Gathering in a couple of years at Crieff Hills Retreat in Puslinch, Ontario. Pictures are posted in the November 2022 Green Banner. We enjoyed it so much that we are returning to celebrate Robbie Burns with another weekend visit including a Highland Dinner on Saturday January 21, 2023, and buffet breakfast on Sunday morning. We shall be attending church at Crieff Hills Knox Presbyterian Church which is located beside the cemetery where many of the first Macpherson to arrive in Canada are buried. If you would like to register for this weekend, please contact me.

The 2023 Gathering is planned for Saturday June 17 to Sunday June 18 in conjunction with the Cobourg Highland Games. The Registration Form will be posted here in 2023. If you have any questions, please reach out to any member of the Planning Committee for more information.

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If you have any questions or comments, please contact me at

Denise Lagundzin FSAScot
Chairman, Canadian Branch of CMA

Photo of Denise Lagundzin

Updated December 6, 2022