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)

Dealbhan - Photo Gallery
This is the oldest Society photo we have: Society members enjoying the Annual picnic at Bowen Island  in 1910.
Another annual picnic at Bowen Island
Text on photo says "Lewis Gaelic Picnic July 1927"
A large group of over 350 attended this Society picnic at Bowen Island in 1936. The picnic included piping & dancing competitions, and a good time was had by all!
(Please email me if you want more information about the event, as described in the text)

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Above: Gaelic Society members who were on the Committee organizing the building of the Cultural centre in 1983:
On the left: Jim Graham, and in the middle: Dr John Angus Smith, Mary MacIver, and Duncan MacKenzie.

Left: The Society 's 50th Anniversary in 1958.  Chief Norman Finlayson along with the youngest and oldest members.
(Little Catherine Morrison's mother, Jean Morrison, is one of our Society's Life Members)

Society Chief and Past Chiefs at the 100th Anniversary celebrations May, 2008

Back: Murdo MacIver (Tolsta), Iain MacIver, Murdo MacIver (Arnol) and Duncan MacKenzie.
Front: Maureen Lyon, John MacLeod, and Morag Black
Gaelic Society Committee - 100th Anniversary, May 2008

Back: Angela McLeod, Duncan Mackenzie, Murdo (Tolsta) Iain MacIver, Murdo (Arnol), Jim Graham,
John MacLeod, Jeannie MacIntosh MacLeod
Front: Jenny Dunsmuir, Donelle MacKenzie, Maureen Lyon, Peggy Smith, Aileen Graham and Morag Black
And here's a video of our 100th Anniversary celebrations, courtesy of Sheena Studios.

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