Fàilte gu làrach-lìn a’ Chomuinn Ghàidhlig Bhancoubhair
Welcome to the Gaelic Society of Vancouver Website
The Gaelic Society of Vancouver was formed in 1908 by a group of dedicated Gaelic enthusiasts who wanted to establish a society where they could meet and enjoy each other’s company and fellowship. The first meeting of the Society was held on February 8th, 1908 at the Sullivan Hall on Cordova Street, Vancouver.
The aim of the Society established at that time was to promote the Gaelic language and to preserve all matters of interest to the Celtic race by encouraging a wider knowledge of the Gaelic language, its literature and its music.
Today, our members strive to achieve those aims by organizing cèilidhs and other events, and by offering Gaelic language lessons at the Scottish Cultural Centre, 8886 Hudson Street, Vancouver, where everyone will receive a warm welcome at our gatherings and events.
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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and Dr. Bonnie Henry’s recommendations, our in-person Cèilidhs have been postponed indefinitely. But check back here and on our Facebook page for online events.
We are pleased to announce an opportunity for families to join us for a free Christmas online Zoom event:
“Come celebrate a little Gaelic Christmas!”
Sing Gaelic Christmas carols, learn holiday greetings and other fun Scottish traditions! Learn how our ancestors kept the peat fire burning during the darkest time of the year!
Two Sessions have been planned for about an hour on the following Sundays:
- December 12, 2021 @ 5:00 pm for children aged 8 to 12
- December 19, 2021 @ 3:30 pm for children aged 4 – 7
If your children are slightly younger or older they are more than welcome to join in.
If you would like to attend, please send your interest via email, indicating your child’s age to: firstname.lastname@example.org. A link will be forwarded prior to each scheduled session.
After the event, your feedback would be appreciated, with a view to possibly continuing on with this type of ‘learning’ starting in January 2022.
NEW ~ Gaelic Society language lessons ~ STARTING SOON!
Further information about our events can be found under the ‘Events’ tab..
‘Thig thugainn, thig cò-rium gu siar gus an cluinn sinn ann cànan nan Gàidheal’
‘Come to us, come with me to the west so that we will hear the language of the Gael’
Murdo MacFarlane, The Melbost Bard, Isle of Lewis