Frae the Chair

Dear Clansfolk,

A warm greeting to all who are reading this. The weather has finally turned here in southern Ontario and we are cautiously crossing our fingers that spring is on the way. I know many of you are busy with your Scottish events, whether it is recovering from another successful Robbie Burns Celebration, making plans for next month’s Tartan Day events or gearing up for the Highland Games Season. Good luck with your planning. As a side note here: through our membership and connections, CASSOC is also a valuable source if you are looking for entertainment ideas or performers. Also, remember that as a member, you can advertise on our website or in our newsletter. Please send your information to or

I applaud all those who were able to join us at the 3rd Annual Great Canadian Kilt Skate at Nathan Phillips Square in Toronto on January 27th. It might have been very cold, but combine Scottish and Canadian DNA and you have a very hardy people. This year, several groups also set up to advertise their groups in our Clan Tent. Thanks to all who attended. It was a sunny and successful afternoon. I look forward to meeting once again in the heart of our great city next winter.

I look forward to hearing about some of your events and activities in our next issue of An Drochaid or on our website. As always, please feel free to email me with questions, concerns or suggestions about CASSOC.

Hold Fast,

Karen Macleod McCrimmon