First ED at Glenaladale

Jason MacGregor appointed by Trust’s board

Jason MacGregor in front of Glenaladale House at Tracadie, PEI.

Glenaladale Heritage Trust has appointed Jason MacGregor as its first Executive Director—a milestone for the Trust since acquiring the 530-acre property in 2018.

Born and raised around Souris, PEI, Jason is an alumnus of the University of King’s College in Halifax, NS and City, University of London in the UK. He has served in senior leadership positions with the Canadian Army,  and most recently worked in communications and development at the University of Oxford in England. Jason and his partner returned home to PEI in July 2023. 

First settled in 1772 by the young Laird of Glenaladale, Captain John MacDonald, following a failed rebellion in Scotland, the Glenaladale Settlement was the earliest large Scottish emigration scheme to what is now called Canada. Central to PEI history, Glenaladale has played a pivotal role in the Island’s Land Question, was home to two persons of national historic significance, and saw the growth of agriculture, silver fox farming, rum running and early tourism on PEI. In 2012, the Trust was formed in order to purchase, preserve and maintain Glenaladale Estate using sustainable development. They successfully purchased the property in 2018. 

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