Tachartasan:  Upcoming Gaelic Society Events for 2019:

Gaelic Society activities at the BC Highland Games

Saturday June 15th:  Come and visit our booth and our Society’s presentations at the  B.C. Highland Games, being held this year at their new location at Lafarge Lake Park1240 Pipeline Rd, Coquitlam, a short walk from the Lafarge Lake Skytrain station at the end of the Evergreen line.

The Society will have its usual booth again at this year’s Games where we will be offering information of interest about our Gaelic language, culture and music, and details of our upcoming Gaelic language lessons & ceilidhs, so please drop by for a chat!

 In addition, the following workshops will be presented by our members during the day at the Cultural Tent and on the Main stage:

At 12:30 pm in the Cultural TentThe Society will present a Gaelic language workshop  Cànan nan Gàidheal – The Language of the Gael

 At 1:00 pm on the Main Stage:   Our Society member Robyn Carrigan will perform a set of favourite Gaelic songs and a Milling Frolic demonstration

 At 1:45 pm in the Cultural Tent:   Our Gaelic students John Lyon and Caitlan Read will present a fiddling workshop featuring different traditions & styles of fiddle music.

More information about the Highland Games is available here:

Gaelic Society 2019 Annual General Meeting

Thursday June 27th 7:30 pm at the Scottish Cultural Centre.             

Everyone welcome! All committee and executive positions will up for election and there will be an opportunity to discuss the Society’s program of events for the coming year. Please attend and share your ideas and suggestions for our future Society activities, and assist us by volunteering to help with organizing  future events.

Gaelic Language Lessons at the Scottish Cultural Centre

We will be offering our regular Gaelic language classes at beginner and intermediate level on Saturday mornings from 10:00 am to 12 noon starting Saturday October 19th,  and continuing for six weeks to November 23rd, 2019

The Beginner lessons will be taught by Peigi MacKinnon and John MacLeod. These lessons are suitable for new learners with no previous exposure to the language, or as  a refresher course for those who have taken the course previously. The lessons will focus on sentence structure and conversational Gaelic, with a little grammar where needed, and an opportunity to learn some Gaelic songs.

The Intermediate lessons will be taught by Maureen Lyon. The lessons are designed for those who are already familiar with the basics of the language, and will cover topics such as reading and comprehension of short stories, conversation, grammar, and Gaelic idiom.

Please contact John MacLeod at  by October 5th to enroll in the lessons or for any further information about the lessons.

Tentative dates for our upcoming Society cèilidhs for this season:

Saturday evening October 5th, 2019, starting at 8:00 pm 

Saturday afternoon November  2nd, 2019, starting at 2:00 pm         

We will update this posting with further information about the ceilidhs once the details are finalized.


Please mark your calendars and come join us  for these activities during the upcoming season!

For further information about our Society’s activities please email to the attention of Daryl Hutchings at