Clan Chieftain of the Games

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

2014-Chris Chmura

2013-Bob Pierson

2012-Ken Giesow

2011-BJ Sammon

2010-Provost Fergus Wood, Stirling, Scotland

2009-Dee Stultz

2008-Provost Basil Stewart, PEI, Canada

2007-Sam Marchand

2006-John Doglione

2005-Provost Colin O’Brien, Stirling, Scotland

2004-Thomas Abrass

2003-Gus Cooper

2002-Provost Basil Stewart, PEI, Canada

2001-Provost Tommy Brooks, Stirling, Scotland

2000-Sandy & Mary Keith

1999-James Fraser

1998-Tom Anderson

1997-Provost John Paterson, Stirling, Scotland

1996-Harry Gross

1995-Alex Cruickshanks

1994-Provost Pat Greenhill, Stirling, Scotland

1993-Keith Baucom

1992-Alex McColl

1991-Manny Koutsourias & Ian Wyles (Stirling Provost)

1990-Margaret Brisley

1989-Alex McColl

1988-John Hendry

1987-Mary Bonner

1986-Ian Wyles

1985-William J Allen

1984-Norman MacEwan

1983-Michael Blirakis

1982-Francis Freeman

1981-George Robertson

1980-Bill Palmer

1979-George McGregor (1st Chieftain)

None were appointed from 1967 thru 1978