Clan Donald Canterbury like to offer a range of events and activities during the year to create a bit of variety and entertainment. To liven up a dull winter afternoon on Saturday the 15th June, the Clan held a craft afternoon. Bob and Cath Lyall kindly hosted the event in their lovely home. Cupcakes were […]
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Clan Donald Canterbury held their quarterly meeting on Sunday 12th May 2019. Meetings are always in February, May, August and November each year and are held in the Forfar Courts Community Hall, 95 Forfar Street, St Albans. We met at 12.00 pm for a BYO lunch prior to the 1.00 pm meeting. After the meeting […]
The Annual Dinner of Clan Donald Auckland was held on Saturday the 11th of May 2019 at the Quality Hotel in Parnell, Auckland. The Officiating Piper for the evening was our Clan Piper Anton Hodson, who was in fine form throughout the evening. The Master of Ceremonies for the evening was the ever-humorous Andrew Wilkie, […]
The AGM of The Associated Clan Donald Societies of New Zealand was hosted by Clan Donald Otago over the weekend of 4/5th May 2019. It was held in Mosgiel, a town of approximately 11,000 people, located 15 kms from the centre of Dunedin. Mosgiel is named after Mosgiel Farm, Ayrshire, the farm of Robbie Burns, […]
Clan Donald Auckland continued the programme for funding to cover the cost for equipment and scholarships. The second of these fund-raisers took place on Saturday the 13th of April at Bunnings Warehouse in Mt Roskill. It is a great help that Bunnings have a policy of supporting charitable organisations in their fund raising. This session […]
On Sunday 24 March, a number of Clan Donald Canterbury members met at Ferrymead Golf to play a round of mini golf on the “Volcano Park” 18 hole course. After the trauma of the terror attack which occurred in Christchurch on Friday 15 March, it was nice to be able to get together with good […]
Clan Donald Canterbury held their 2019 AGM on Sunday 10 February at 4.00 pm. Our AGM is always held on a Sunday near the Glencoe Massacre anniversary (13th February). This year we remembered the occasion with piping by Ann Smith and members had a small dram for the toast to Glencoe. We had a good […]
It was a brilliant Summer’s day on Saturday the 26th of January for the Turakina Highland Games. The Turakina Highland Games have been held in the Turakina Domain since 1864 and are the oldest in New Zealand. On such a beautiful day hundreds of competitors and spectators turned up early, expecting great dancing and solo […]
The Clan Donald Auckland team set up the Pavilion in the Caledonian Grounds on New Years Eve ready for the Games the next day. Clan Donald has, for the last 17 years, stayed at the Clansman Motel in Waipu for the Waipu Highland Games, and has usually held a “Hogmanay” in the motel on New […]
Sunday the 9th of December was a beautiful sunny day for the Clan Donald Pre-Christmas lunch. This was the 6th year that the lunch has been held at the Northcote Tavern, which is well known for its fantastic menu including the famous Sunday Roast. Around 30 Clan Donald Auckland members and their families arrived in the […]