Sons of Scotland Pipe Band Ceilidh

Ottawa, ON

The Sons of Scotland are pleased to be hosting their annual St. Andrew's Day Celeidh with music, dance, dinner and more at Location Royal Canadian Legion, Eastview, 294 Cyr Ave. Info: www.sospb.com

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Christmas Highland Dance Competition

Moncton, NB

The Greater Moncton Scottish Association is thrilled to announce the return of its popular Christmas Highland Dance Competition at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church. Info: www.monctonhighlandgames.com/competitions-1

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St. Andrew’s Day Ceilidh

Ottawa, ON

Family friendly Ceilidh with renowned fiddler Anna Ludlow celebrating our Scottish origins, meal, highland and ceilidh dancing at Saint Patrick Basilica. Info: www.eventbrite.ca/e/st-andrews-day-ceilidh-at-saint-patrick-basilica-tickets-444403050487

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St. Andrew’s and Caledonian Society Lecture

Vancouver, BC

In this illustrated online lecture, art historian Professor Viccy Coltman (University of Edinburgh) discusses a number of images, objects and textiles associated with the third generation Jacobite claimant, Prince Charles Edward Stuart, dating from the decades in and around the mid eighteenth century. The lecture portion of this event can be viewed online (on Zoom) ... Read more

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The Next Best Thing-Graham Lindsey Live

Ottawa, ON

Graham Lindsey released his second album of Celtic music, The Next Best Thing, in 2020 - and now you can help celebrate its release at The Gladstone Theatre. Info: www.thegladstone.ca/the-next-best-thing

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Happy Hogmanay

Nationwide

The Scottish Banner wishes all our readers, advertisers and friends a very Happy Hogmanay and best wishes for a happy and healthy 2023!

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Hogmanay Dance

London, ON

Join RSCDS London Ontario Canada and celebrate Hogmanay at Colborne St. United Church. Info: www.rscdslondoncanada.org

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Hogman-eh!

Ottawa, ON

New Year’s Eve celebration with the Scottish Society of Ottawa. This is a family friendly way to close off the past year and to ring in the new. Info: www.ottscot.ca/hogmanay

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Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas British Columbia Tour

Various venues

Scottish fiddler Alasdair Fraser and brilliant Californian cellist Natalie Haas blend Scottish tradition with cutting-edge string explorations with gigs in Courtenay, Victoria, Qualicum and Vancouver. Info: www.alasdairandnatalie.com

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A Celebration of Robbie Burns with Blackthorn

Coquitlam, BC

Fiddler, Rosie Carver, with Celtic band Blackthorn and a special guest piper feature the musical traditions of Scotland with a special focus on Burns’ songs and poems at Place des Arts 1120 Brunette Ave. Info: www.eventbrite.ca/e/a-celebration-of-robbie-burns-with-blackthorn-tickets-392870725917

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Burns Night Dance

London, ON

Join RSCDS London Ontario Canada and celebrate Robert Burns at Elmwood Ave. Presbyterian Church. Info: www.rscdslondoncanada.org

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Robbie Burns Dinner

Hamilton, ON

Join Hugh Murray Lodge to celebrate the life and legacy of the Immortal Robbie Burns, poet, philospher and the "Bard of Scotland". Info: www.parkbench.com/event/robbie-burns-dinner-2

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Annual Burns Dinner

Toronto, ON

The St. Andrew’s Society of Toronto looks forward to holding their traditional Burns Dinner in conjunction with the University Club of Toronto. The event follows the time-honoured format with the Address to a Haggis, The Immortal Memory and Toasts to the Lassies and Laddies. Musical entertainment will be provided by Old Man Flanagan’s Ghost. Info: ... Read more

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Robbie Burns Night 2023

Sarnia, ON

Come and celebrate Scotland’s most cherished poet. Haggis, Pipes, Highland dancers, and much more at Sarnia Legion Branch 62, 286 Front Street North. Info: www.sarnialegion.com/event/robbie-burns-night-2023

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Burns Night 2023: The Bard & His Ballads

Campbell River, BC

Join songsmith Bruce Coughlan with special guests Daniel Lapp, fiddle & piano and René Cusson, pipes & whistles and celebrate Burns Night with them in-person or watch from anywhere – virtually through Livestream available for 48 hours until Robbie Burns Day. Info: www.songsmith.ca

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Happy Burns Night

Nationwide

Celebrate the anniversary of the birth of Scottish poet Robert Burns. The tradition of the Burns Night Supper was first held in 1801 by the poet’s friends, five years after his death.

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Burns Statue Celebration

Toronto, ON

Everyone is welcome to celebrate of the birthday of Scotland’s national bard. There will be piping, haggis, neeps, tatties, singing, and good cheer at Robert Burns Statue (Allan Gardens -Sherbourne and Carlton). Info: www.standrewstoronto.ca

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Robbie Burns Celebration

Cobourg, ON

Presented by the Cobourg Highland Games Society, a traditional Scottish meal, including Haggis. Entertainment by the Cobourg Legion Pipes and Drums and Highland Dancers at the Best Western Plus Cobourg. Info: www.cobourghighlandgames.ca

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Vancouver Ceilidh

Vancouver, BC

At the Scottish Cultural Centre Free lesson 7pm-7:45 Dancing 8pm to 10:30pm, Admission $15 for adults, $10 for students. Everyone welcome, no experience or partner required. Loads of fun and live music too with the resident Ceilidh Band Calanais. Info: www.vancouverceilidh.org

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51st Annual Robbie Burns Dinner

Edmonton, AB

Join Clan MacNaughton Pipe Band for dinner, entertainment, an address to the haggis, and more in celebration of Robbie Burns Day at Dutch Canadian Club 13312 142 St. Info: www.eventbrite.ca/e/51st-annual-robbie-burns-dinner-tickets-424291416047

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Vancouver Ceilidh

Vancouver, BC

At the Scottish Cultural Centre Free lesson 7pm-7:45 Dancing 8pm to 10:30pm, Admission $15 for adults, $10 for students. Everyone welcome, no experience or partner required. Loads of fun and live music too with the resident Ceilidh Band Calanais. Info: www.vancouverceilidh.org

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Intro to Curling Social

Toronto, ON

If you have always wanted to try curling, this is the event for you! The session is open to the public and all experience levels are welcome. It will feature a combination of instruction and play. There will be drinks after the on-ice session to raise a glass with teammates and new friends at the ... Read more

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Tartan Day Pub Night

Toronto, ON

The St. Andrew’s Society is pleased to announce an evening of Scottish-Canadian hospitality with a night of Celtic music, culture and fun at Noonan's Pub. Info: www.standrewstoronto.ca

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Saskatchewan Highland Gathering and Celtic Festival

Regina, SK

Pipers, drummers, dancers, heavy events athletes, and enthusiasts from all over Western Canada come to southern Saskatchewan each year on the May long weekend to participate at Victoria Park. Info: www.saskhighland.ca

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World Whisky Day

A day of global whisky celebration, try a dram and celebrate the water of life. Info: www.worldwhiskyday.com

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The St. Andrew’s Society’s Annual Spring Dinner

Toronto, ON

This event will be back at The Chefs’ House, an innovative restaurant that operates as part of the Hospitality & Culinary Arts Program at George Brown College. A brand ambassador from Spirit of York Distillery will be onsite to sample one of their gins. Info: www.standrewstoronto.ca

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Moncton Highland Games

Moncton, NB

Featuring Highland dance, pipes & drums, and heavy events competitions. As well as demonstrations, workshops, live entertainment, and cultural exhibitions at the Hal Betts Sportsplex, corner of Assomption Blvd and Vaughn Harvey Blvd. Info: www.monctonhighlandgames.com

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59th Cobourg Highland Games

Cobourg, ON

Pipe bands, Scottish dancers, heavy events, ceilidh, Clans and more at at Victoria Park. Info: www.cobourghighlandgames.ca

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Kingsville Highland Games

Kingsville, ON

A celebration of Scotland at Lakeside Park. Info: www.kingsville.ca/en/explore-and-play/kingsville-highland-games.aspx

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Manitoba Highland Gathering

Selkirk, MB

Highland Dance Competition, Pipe & Drum Competition, Heavy Games Competition, Clans and more. Info: www.manitobahighlandgathering.org

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Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo

Halifax, NS

This fast-paced show continues to captivate audience members young and old alike year after year. The Tattoo is a masterpiece of colour, music, artistry, athleticism and nostalgia at Scotiabank Centre> Info: www.nstattoo.ca

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Embro Highland Games

Embro, ON

Celebrate Scotland and Canada at the oldest Scottish games in Ontario. Info: www.embrohighlandgames.ca

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Antigonish Highland Games

Antigonish, NS

The longest running Highland Games outside of Scotland at Columbus Field. Info: www.antigonishhighlandgames.ca

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Kincardine Scottish Festival & Highland Games

Kincardine, ON

Enjoy three days and nights of lively music, exciting competitions, cultural workshops, and friendly small town hospitality. Info: www.kincardinescottishfestival.ca

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New Brunswick Highland Games

Fredericton, NB

Workshops, entertainment, competitions and provide visitors an opportunity to learn more about Scottish heritage, on the beautiful grounds of historic Government House. Info: www.highlandgames.ca

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Glengarry Highland Games

Maxville, ON

Since the first Games were held in 1948, thousands of people find themselves drawn each year to Maxville to witness an outstanding display of music, dance, sports, fiddling, pageantry, and tradition. Info: www.glengarryhighlandgames.com

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Montreal Highland Games

Montreal, QC

Bringing together Montrealers of all backgrounds to celebrate Scottish sport, music and culture at ​Douglas Hospital grounds, Verdun. Info: www.montrealhighlandgames.com

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Fergus Scottish Festival and Highland Games

Fergus, ON

Pipe bands, Clan village, Scottish dance, entertainment and more at one of Canada’s largest Scottish events. Info: www.fergusscottishfestival.com

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