Our 2018 Honorary Chieftain has been announced – Dr. Pat Snair
We are so very proud to announce this year’s Chieftain of the Games! The Snair Family has been involved with Dunedin Highland Games for a very long time, in fact from the very beginning! “Dr. Pat’s” father, Sidney Snair, helped organized the very first Highland Games in our City. As Vice President of the Band Boosters, Sidney and a few others created the Games in 1967 to help the Dunedin High School piping program. Pat was in the Dunedin High School Highlanders Pipe Band and was Pipe Major, and after school played in the Alumni Band. She has continued playing the pipes throughout the years, and plays for benefits, openings, funerals, and at the request of friends!
Dr. Pat has had a successful career as a Chiropractor, and owner of Back ‘N Balance, located in downtown Dunedin on Broadway. She is a valued sponsor of the Highland Games Programs and Pipe Band Marches. She recently sold the business and will enjoy being “employed” a couple of days a week seeing patients! Dr. Pat belongs to North Rotary of Dunedin, and is members of other organizations in the City.
Dr. Pat is an Executive Member of the Dunedin Scottish Arts Foundation, Director of Community Outreach. She has an ex-officio seat on the City’s Arts & Culture Advisory Committee, and oversees the VIP Area at our major events. Dr. Pat is an excellent speaker and has given presentations throughout the City and County on the Scottish Arts Programs of Dunedin.
Dr. Pat has been a resident of Dunedin over 30 years and loves everything to do with sailing and the water.
Former Chieftains of the Day:
2017-Alan McHale, DSAF President
2016-Dr. Mark McCutcheon
2015-Provost Mike Robbins, Stirling, Scotland
2010-Provost Fergus Wood, Stirling, Scotland
2008-Provost Basil Stewart, PEI, Canada
2005-Provost Colin O’Brien, Stirling, Scotland
2002-Provost Basil Stewart, PEI, Canada
2001-Provost Tommy Brooks, Stirling, Scotland
2000-Sandy & Mary Keith
1997-Provost John Paterson, Stirling, Scotland
1994-Provost Pat Greenhill, Stirling, Scotland
1991-Manny Koutsourias & Ian Wyles (Stirling Provost)
1985-William J Allen
1979-George McGregor (1st Chieftain)
None were appointed from 1967 thru 1978