Geraldine is a small Canterbury town about 140 kms south of Christchurch     and was the venue for Clan Donald Canterbury’s weekend away 18, 19 and 20 September 2015.

Activities included Friday lunch at The Brewery Cafe, a quiz on Friday night, a visit on Saturday to At Violinos Music Farm which was a lot of fun, dinner on Saturday night at the Village Inn Restaurant and on Sunday a drive along the scenic route at the foot of the hills to the Terrace Downs Resort for lunch before heading back to Christchurch.
Unfortunately the glorious spring weather we had experienced earlier in the week was replaced by a sudden return to winter with a fresh coating of snow on the hills. However this did not dampen our spirits and a very enjoyable time was had.

A special thank you to our Secretary, Maggie Donald for all her work in organising the bookings and the activities.


The Brewery Cafe served excellent food and had a good selection of beers including their well known Jinja Beer (just like Grandma use to make!)



Ready to participate in the Friday Night Quiz are ( left to right) Rosemary Dodson, Sally Wihone, Alison Kinraid, Ann Smith, Helen Ring and Heather Bastida.


Winner of the Friday Night Quiz was Ian Bright.


At Violinos Music Farm activities include improvised instruments, Swiss Cow bells, drums, gongs, pipe organ shed, musical garden, musical croquet, musical windmill and musical playground.



Lunch at Violinos Musical Farm. Pictured (left to right) Rosemary Dodson, Irvine Kinraid, Heather Bastida, Peter Smith, Christine Martin, Helen Ring, Valerie Bright, Ian Bright and Alan MacDonald.



Irvine Kinraid mastering one of the many instruments At Violinos.



Maggie Donald renews her drumming skills.



The Clan Band in action, Maggie Donald, Peter Smith, Helen Ring and Alan MacDonald.






Pictured at Terrace Downs Resort in front of the fresh snow on the hills; (left to right) Ian Bright, Irvine Kinraid, Bob Lyall, Cath Lyall, Maggie Donald, Heather Bastida, Christine Martin, Valerie Bright, Ann Smith, Peter Smith, Elwyn Martin, Rosemary Dodson and Alison Kinraid.