Updated 12 June 2015

Thursday June 25

4:00pm Booking into University of Ottawa

6:30pm Meet & greet wine & cheese, main floor of Marchand Building, room 140

Friday June 26

6:00 - 9:00am Breakfast at Cora’s on Rideau Street

10:00am National Gallery of Canada - Colville exhibition

Noon Lunch at National Gallery of Canada

1:45pm Royal Canadian Mint - 45 minutes

2:30pm Walk to Ottawa River

3:30pm Ottawa River Boat cruise - 1 1/2 hours

5:30pm Tour Bytown Museum - 1 hour

7:00pm Dinner - Highlander Pub

Saturday June 27

6:00 - 9:00am Breakfast at Cora’s on Rideau Street

9:15am Walk to Parliament Hill for the Changing of the Guards Ceremony (10-10:30)

10:30am Tour outside and view the statues

11:30-11:45am Lunch at D'Arcy McGee's Pub on Sparks St. at Elgin St.

1:30 - 3:00pm CMSNA General meeting at Marchand Building, room 140

3:15 - 5:30pm Museum of Nature

5:30pm Dinner at Deacon Brodie’s on Elgin at Cooper

7:00pm Transport departs Courthouse for the RCMP Sunset Ceremony

8:45pm Transport returns to U of O

Sunday June 28

7:00 - 9:00am Breakfast at Cora’s on Rideau Street

9:15 - 10:15am Seminar, “Sir Gordon MacMillan” by George MacMillan at Marchand Bldg, room 140

10:45 - 11:45am MacMillan Tartans - Rev. Chris McMullen at Marchand Bldg, room 140

Noon - 1:00pm Lunch at the Highlander Pub

1:15 - 2:30pm Tour Parliament Buildings

5:30pm Transport departs for Banquet at Anderson Golf Links, 19.3 kms or 11.99 miles from U of O

6:00 - 6:45pm Cocktails

7:00pm Banquet

10:00pm Transport returns to U of O

Monday June 29

6:00am Breakfast at Cora’s on Rideau Street

Clan MacMillan Society of North America

Above, MacMillan Hunting Old tartan. See more about Clan MacMillan tartan on the Clan MacMillan International website.

This website is a work in progress. More information about CMSNA and it's activities will be forthcoming in the near future. This URL is temporary. It will eventually move to a permanent site. Membership will be notified of developments.

Download the minutes of the CMSNA Business Meeting of the 2015 Gathering in Ottawa. This is a PDF document.

2015 CMSNA Gathering in Ottawa.

The Clan MacMillan Society of North America gathering has been postponed a year.

The Clan MacMillan involvement in the Edinburgh Military Tattoo in August of 2017 is likely to be a popular draw to many interested in attending the gathering. It is assumed that combined scheduling and expense issues might impact clan involvement in both. Therefore, the CMSNA gathering is now provisionally scheduled to be held from Thursday, June 28, 2018 to Monday, July 2, 2018. At present all other details remain constant.

Gathering activities

To date activities to include the program will also include an excursion to LL Bean’s flagship store in downtown Freeport, a visit to the Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum at Bowdoin College, where Donald MacMillan’s contributions to Peary’s Arctic expeditions are highlighted. We also explore the “other” Fort Knox, the Penobscot observatory, the Penobscot Marine Museum, and, weather permitting, take a sail on the bay. It wouldn’t be Maine without a lobster dinner. There may be a ceilidh as well! A formal banquet will conclude the festivities.

Accommodation with a view of the bay.

Accommodation will be at a local motel on the bay, where all rooms have water views and there is an indoor swimming pool as well as a restaurant.

Belfast, Maine

Belfast is a small city on Penobscot Bay founded by Scots-Irish settlers from Londonderry, New Hampshire in 1770. In its 19th century heyday it was a center for shipbuilding and manufacturing. Today, it is a major tourist destination for visitors looking for sailing, fishing, kayaking, hiking, shopping or just hanging out at the local brewpub or the many waterside cafes and restaurants. It is also the home of a vibrant Arts community and many small galleries. The Belfast Harbor Walk (download a PDF) is a wonderful way to see the waterfront, including the local shipyard, which has one of the largest hoists in the Northeast, making it a destination for large yachts of all kinds.

Two more websites provide more information about Belfast: the Belfast Area Chamber of Commerce and City of Belfast.

More information about the Gathering.

Contact Jane Strauss, CMSNA president and 2018 gathering organizer, for more information by email. More details will be available on this page as the Gathering approaches.