of the Clan Macpherson Association
Welcome and thank-you for visiting the web pages of the Canadian Branch. These pages provide information on the history, organization and activities relevant to the Clan Macpherson Association in Canada. Our Branch is proud of our close connection with the parent association being the 2nd oldest overseas branch (New Zealand being the first) and sponsors for the formation of the USA branch.
Our Annual Gathering serves as the highlight of each year’s activities bringing members together from throughout the country and visitors from overseas. Locally our members set up a Clan tent at various Highland Games and organize informal get-togethers to celebrate our Scottish heritage. (e.g. St. Andrews Day, Robert Burns and Tartan Day). Members come from all walks of life but share a common interest in all things Clan Macpherson, whilst stewardship of our history and traditions is prime having fun comes a close second.
Joint Gatherings have become a 5 yearly tradition alternating between venues in Canada and the US. In 2015 about 100 members from Canada (33), USA, Australia & Scotland attended a wonderful weekend at the Eaglewood Resort in Itasca (near Chicago) for a fun filled and interesting program of events. Details are in the November 2015 Green Banner Newsletter available for reading on this site.
We currently have about 200 members across Canada with representation in most provinces and will be delighted to welcome newcomers. Membership details can be found on these web pages and any member of our council will be pleased to answer any questions you may have.
Members receive not only ‘Creag Dhubh’, the renowned Annual Of The Clan Macpherson Association, but also our excellent branch quarterly newsletter ‘The Green Banner’ containing articles of particular interest because of the significant Canadian content.
I do hope you enjoy searching through our section of the website and would be delighted to hear your comments on content or suggestions for additions and improvements.
W. (Bill) Macpherson
Canadian Branch Chairman