RESIGNATION PRESIDENT CLAN MACKENZIE SOCIETY OF CANADA
It is with much regret that I will be resigning as President of the Clan Mackenzie Society of Canada.
Some 20 plus years have passed since I became involved with Clan MacKenzie in Canada. In all of those years I believe that I have supported and assisted the Clan whereever I could. This consisted in attending highland games throughout the Province of Ontario as well as some events in the USA, Canada and Clan Gatherings in Scotland.
In the early years I worked closely with Alan MacKenzie of Burlington (now deceased) in the development of our first tents and displays. In the last decade I have been very actively involved in the purchase of the clan van and the clan identity on the van as well as the purchase of our present tent and the clan history and display within the tent. I have been very much involved in the sourcing and purchase of many of the products that we have listed for sale on the website. Some of the suppliers were found and contacted during visits to Scotland.
Much of the last 3 years has seen a considerable amount of my time in the design of the website. This involved many hours of working with the web designer photographing the products and the items for the tent backdrops.
A facility had to be found for the storage of the clan tent, tables, chairs and clan products etc, which included the erection of a considerable amount of shelving. This has been followed with annual stock taking and loading the van for the start of the games season, followed by the unloading of the van at the end of the games season and putting the stock back on the shelves and another stock taking.
Much of the above required considerable travel and time between Toronto, Brampton and Oakville.
It is with further regret that I will not be able to carry out what plans I had for the Clan Society in the future. I will still remain a member of the Society.
The resignation will take effect following my attending a new Celtic Festival which is to take place in Innisfil, Ontario in September.
Norman S. MacKenzie
CLAN MAGAZINE ‘Cabar Feidh”
We are very fortunate to have our own excellent clan publication and magazine, edited by Alan McKenzie, which is now in full colour.
We are at any and all times prepared to publish items submitted by your our members, this may include family history/occasions and photographs. Also clan history, highland games or provincial events.
We also welcome and will include any news or items submitted by the Clan MacKenzie in other countries.
CLAN WEBSITE and CLAN MERCHANDIZE
Visit the clan website to see all of the items that are available.
NEW CLAN DECAL
Recently acquired are 6 inch clan decals. These are excellent for the back of all cars and vehicles and other uses, such as mailboxes and bookbinders etc. Has a removable backing and adheres easily.
“SHOW THE CLAN FLAG” GET YOUR DECAL NOW.
We would once again ask for your assistance in obtaining names and addresses for MacKenzie/McKenzie living in your city/town/area. Street or rural address is sufficient; we will obtain postal code if required. It does not require a lengthy list; just a few names would help.
CaberFeidh Plated Cap Badge $5.00
Clan Pennant Flag $12.00
Luggage Strap $12.00
Iron/Stitch on Crest $12.00
Laptop Attaché Case with Crest $25.00
Book” Colonial Advocate”
The Launching of his Newspaper
and the Queenston Career of
William Lyon Mackenzie $4.00
All of the clan merchandize can be ordered on line at the website