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As you know, the spread of COVID-19 continues to impact every aspect of society around the world and within Canada. The World Health Organization has now declared it a Pandemic.
In view of this, The Gaelic Society of Toronto will suspend all events until further notice to assist in reducing the potential spread of COVID-19, the Coronavirus. We have made the proactive decision in order to prioritize the health and wellness of our members and guests. The continued spread of COVID-19 in Canada and around the world is concerning and we will follow the Public Health Agency of Canada recommendations. The cancellation of our Ceilidhs, Young Pipers Championship and Canan agus Oran is temporary and is the best way to safeguard the well-being of our members. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience caused to our members, guests and young competitors.
As no one knows precisely when this situation will change for the better or how long the contagion will last, at this time we are unable to advise you of when our activities will resume.
In these challenging times, rest assured that we will continue to make the best decisions we can for everyone’s well-being. Thanking you in advance for your understanding and your loyalty to The Gaelic Society of Toronto.
We hope that you and your family will stay safe and healthy.
The Gaelic Society of Toronto will be holding a day of Gaelic language and song for learners of Scottish Gaelic on April 4, 2020.
The guest teachers for this date are as follows:
The Cànan agus Òran day will run from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Carr Hall, 100 St. Joseph Street (Saint Michael’s College, University of Toronto), Toronto, Ontario. The day will include of language classes and a song workshop. Classes will be offered at the Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced levels. Should there be enough interest, a Beginner II (between beginner and intermediate) session will also be offered.
The cost for each day is $45 (+ processing fees), free to U of T students, $25 to non-U of T students (+ processing fees) and free to native speakers.
Early Bird Registration- 20% off discount – Registrations (including cheque or money order) received two weeks in advance (March 21, 2020) pay $36, non-U of T students $20 (+ processing fees).
We have had the venue free of charge for many years. That benefit is no longer available to us. The registration fee has been increased by a small amount after many years with no increase. Rather than raise the fee by a higher amount, we ask those who are able to make a donation in addition to the registration to offset the new and not insignificant venue charges, with our thanks.
Please plan to join us afterwards for a social/ceilidh at a location to be determined.
For more information, call Lorrie at (905) 844-4908
Registration and payment via credit card/PayPal is available here:
If you prefer to mail in your registration information and payment, you can print off the registration form here
If you prefer to register and pay online, you can register here and complete payment below; you can add a donation if you like as well.
Comunn Gàidhlig Thoronto / The Gaelic Society of Toronto proudly presents:
Fèis Thoronto July 31 - Aug 3
Looking ahead for the long weekend in August 2020? Put Fèis Thoronto in your calendar for Friday, July 31st - Monday, August 3rd! We're pleased to welcome "Brian Ó hEadhra and Fiona Mackenzie" and welcome back perennial favourite Gillebrìde MacMillan for concerts and workshops. We're continuing to fine-tune the workshop offerings and will get out that information soon. In the meantime, some highlights to look forward to:
We've got some events planned for Sunday as well - details coming soon - be sure to put Féis Thoronto on your calendar in the meantime!
***SPECIAL EVENT AND DATE***
January 24th - Oidhche nam Bàrd / Night of the Poet at the Tranzac
Join us for a celebration of Scottish Gaelic poets - a growing annual event that we're proud to participate in - Gaelic culture has a rich history and tradition of Gaelic poets that deserve to be remembered and celebrated. This will be a night of poetry, song and celebration, highlighting a selection of our many Gaelic poets, poems and providing some history around each.
Calling for submissions - do you have a favourite Gaelic poem and Gaelic poet that you'd like to celebrate? You can either read the poem yourself or have it read for you. Contact us at email@example.com to get your Gaelic poet included in our first ever Oidhche nam Bàrd.
Just to let you all know, we will be changing up our Friday Night Ceilidhs in January and February. Our January's Ceilidh will be on a special date - Friday the 24th - with a little something different planned. February's Ceilidh will be replaced with a Gaelic film day! More details will follow soon!
Our regular Ceilidhs on the third Friday of the month will resume in March.
Chì mi ann thu! 😃
Saturday December 14th, 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. at The Estonian house
Join us for Christmas children's activities, light refreshments and social time and perhaps a carol or two!
Bodach na Nollaig (Santa Claus) will be making an appearance with gifts for children 12 yrs and under. Registration is essential by Dec 5th to allow the elves to get their work done in time!
Member families - $8 - Non-Member families $10
(Grandparent(s) bringing grandchildren)
(Parent(s) bringing children)
Individuals - member/non-member - $5
Your advance registration is appreciated - register here:
Fill out your information online here and purchase your registration online below.
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