Filte gu lrach-ln a' Chomuinn Ghidhlig 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 cilidhs 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
Scottish Cultural Centre this year:

Gaelic language lessons at Beginner and Intermediate level starting in October:

Beginner and Intermediate lessons are being offered on Saturday mornings,
10am to 12 noon, starting October 21st, for 6 weeks to November 25th, 2017.

Further information about the lessons can be found under the 'Events' tab.

  Upcoming Cilidhs this year:

 Saturday, September 30th, 2017, 8:00pm to 11:00pm.
 Saturday, November 4th, 2017, 2:00pm to 5:00pm.

All are Welcome!
'Thig thugainn, thig c-rium gu siar gus an cluinn sinn ann cnan nan Gidheal'
Come with us, come with me to the west and hear the language of the Gael.

Murdo MacFarlane, The Melbost Bard, Isle of Lewis



Comunn Gidhlig Bhancoubhair

The Gaelic Society of Vancouver

Established 1908

Motto: Lean gu dlth ri cli do shinnsir
(Follow closely the traditions of your ancestors)

The Gaelic Society of Vancouver | vancouvergaelic@gmail.com