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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.

Upcoming Gaelic Society events at the BC Highland Games and the Scottish Cultural Centre:

Join us at our Gaelic Society booth and presentations at the BC Highland Games :                        

Saturday June 15th, 2019 at Lafarge Lake Park, Coquitlam.                                         

More information about the Games is available here: http://bchighlandgames.com/


Gaelic language lessons at Beginner and Intermediate level:

Our next lessons at the Scottish Cultural Centre start on Saturday October 19th, 2019, 10:00 am to 12:00 noon, and will continue for 6 weeks to November 23rd,  2019.


Dates and times for our upcoming Gaelic Society Cèilidhs at the Cultural Centre this year:                                                                                          

Saturday  afternoon, November 2nd, 2019, starting at 1:00 pm. Featuring fiddler Cary Grigg, and other entertainment.  


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