Our country is big, no doubt about it. Canada, with its provinces and territories, is so vast that establishing Canadian Society of Mayflower Descendants’ Colonies where there are at least 15 members is a great way to bring members living in a particular area together. Many of GSMD’s larger Member Societies have colonies throughout their states to enable members to meet without traveling vast distances.

CSMD has one active colony in Nova Scotia and inactive colonies in British Columbia and Alberta. If you are a member in B.C. or Alberta and are interested in helping these colonies to once again find their sea legs, please contact Bill Curry.

The Nova Scotia Colony, established in 2004, is governed by bylaws. Elections to its Executive are held every two years. The Colony has a Website and is on Facebook – Be sure to ‘like’ their page. Read the minutes of its annual colony meeting held by Zoom on October 17, 2020.

The Colony’s 2020-2022 Executive is:

RegentCheryl Anderson
Vice-RegentBarry Frame
Past RegentBill Curry, Gordon Wood
SecretaryDeborah Trask
TreasurerGary Archibald
ElderJean Wood
HistorianJudi Archibald
CaptainPeter Fillmore
Members-at-LargeEd Morrisey, Marlene Wood
WebmasterBill Curry

Forming a Colony

Fifteen Society members who wish to form a colony of the Society can petition the CSMD Board of Assistants for permission. Colonies can be formed by province or area or community. Sections 8.1 to 8.5 of our Bylaw provide more details on how to form a colony. If you are thinking about forming a colony in your area, please contact our Governor. We’d be delighted to help you.