Canadian Branch Gathering

CMA Canadian Branch 71st Annual Gathering

Puslinch, Ontario, September 30 - October 2, 2022.

After two years of cancellation due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are excited to announce details of our 71st annual gathering, to be held Friday September 30 to Sunday October 2nd, 2022.

Meeting venue

This year’s Gathering will be held at the Crieff Hills Retreat in Puslinch, Ontario (click for map), which is located just south of Highway 401 approximately 20 km east of Cambridge and 50 km west of Toronto's Pearson Airport.

The Puslinch area has long-standing MacPherson connections, as described by Beverly McPherson Letford in the November 2021 Green Banner. Our Gathering events will include a buffet dinner and socializing on the Friday evening and a Highland Dinner on the Saturday evening. The Gathering concludes with breakfast and a church service on the Sunday morning.

General Schedule: Morning Afternoon Evening
Friday, Sept 30   Greetings & Orientation Buffet Dinner & Socializing with guest Carol Macpherson Butler from Newtonmore speaking of her family's croft near the Cairn.
Saturday, Oct 1 Council & General meetings Cemetery spirit walk & Hiking Highland Dinner & MacPherson presentation from Puslinch Historical Society
Sunday, Oct 2 Breakfast & Church service

Unlike in previous years, the bookings for lodging must be handled by the Branch, which our current online booking form is not set up for. The guide document linked below explains how we will handle registration and payments this year.

Gathering registration

Download the Registration Guide, CMA_Puslinch_Gathering_Registration Guide_Sept_2022.pdf, and follow the directions to register.

Please register by August 1st using either:

Once your party's registration information has been submitted (via email to Chairman/Convenor Denise) and confirmed, you will be invited to make payment via cheque or credit card (using PayPal).

The planning committee is pleased to have the Clan Gathering back in person and look forward to seeing everyone in Puslinch this fall!

Venue photos

Road sign for Retreat Centre

McClean Hall - office & dining room

McClean Hall dining room interior

Outdoor firepit

Luke Lodge lounge

Luke Lodge lounge kitchenette

Luke Lodge bedroom

Basic bathrooms

Another bathroom view

Walking trail from Luke Lodge to McClean Hall

Luke Lodge exterior

Mark Lodge exterior

Mark Lodge lounge

Mark Lodge lounge kitchenette