The Hororata Highland Games were not held last year due to the Covid restrictions, […]
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Having enjoyed our stay in the country town of Amberley last year, we decided to use Amberley as a base again this year so we could visit and enjoy some more of the attractions and hospitality in Amberley and the surrounding North Canterbury area. On Friday 30 September, we commenced our weekend by visiting the […]
After missing last year’s Kirkin of the Tartan because of Covid 19, this years’ Kirkin of the Tartan was held on Sunday 9 October, by the Canterbury Scottish Heritage Council at the Village Presbyterian Church, 365a Ilam Road, Christchurch. There was a good attendance of clan representatives. The Kirkin’ was taken by the Moderator of […]
On Sunday 3 April, Clan Donald Canterbury members visited the Ferrymead Heritage Park, located in the Heathcote Valley, at the site of New Zealand’s first public railway. Ferrymead features an early 1900s township and has a variety of restored houses, cottages, businesses, a school, post office, stables, church, and railway station. Early Christchurch restored houses […]
On Saturday morning 6th November, 12 members of Clan Donald Canterbury visited the Ohinetahi House and Gardens at Governors Bay which is just a 20- minute drive over the Port Hills from central Christchurch. Clan Donald Canterbury members pictured (left to right). Front row. Alan MacDonald, Carolyn Alsop, Gloria Davis Second Row. Gordon McIvor, […]
In line with our recent annual weekends away, we again chose to visit one of our local areas. This year we based ourselves in the country town of Amberley which is fifty kms north of Christchurch. While Amberley’s previous focus was on rural services, it has now become a tourism and lifestyle destination. It is […]
To celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Clan Donald Canterbury, we held a successful Anniversary Dinner at the Hornby Club on Saturday 22 May. The 50 guests assembled at 5.30 pm and before dinner at 6.00 pm were entertained by local Scottish singer, Willie McArthur. Willie McArthur entertained guests prior to the dinner. Maggie Donald […]
In conjunction with their AGM held in Dunedin 8-10th May, Clan McPhee held a Clan Gathering Formal Dinner on Saturday night 8th May in the Southern Cross Hotel. Members from a number of clans attended including 12 Clan Donald representatives. Guest were treated to a wonderful evening which included piping, Highland dancing and an interesting speech […]
On Saturday 6th March, Clan Donald Canterbury members met at Ferrymead Golf to play a round of mini golf. Our intention was to hold an event that could be enjoyed by a range of members including our younger members. In pleasant conditions we had a fun afternoon and on completion of the golf we enjoyed […]
The Paeroa Highland Games are the lucky games with the weather. Every year early February has beautifully fine weather, and it was no exception on the 13th of February 2021 for the Highland Games and Tattoo in the Paeroa Domain. The domain has many mature trees, which gave plenty of shade for the large crowd of […]