Established in 1880, the Canterbury Caledonian Society is one of the strongest Scottish Cultural Societies in New Zealand

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News & Upcoming Events

Aug 20, 2020

COVID-19 Level 2

A note to all members and venue users: the reinstroduction of COVID-19 Alert Level 2 requires that we continue contact tracing, socil distancing, group size limiting (100) and hygene/clening.  There is a Dovt QR Code in the enteranceway - please use this each time you visit the venue.  Activituy groups are required to complete a register as h practice or event and send this to the Secretary within 24 hours.

Thanks for you co-operation.

Aug 20, 2020

Debutante Ball

We are holding our Bi-Annual Debutante Ball on Saturday 31 October, 2020, at the hall - 5 Michelle Road, Wigram. So far we have 10 Debutantes from the Highland Dancing Section. If there are any of the Society's Pipe Band members that wish to attend as a Debutante (16 - 18yrs) then contact Kim Robertson or Kaye Banks for further information. Tickets will be available for purchase soon, along with more information, so keep this date free!!

Feb 23, 2020

Society bands at 2020 NZ Championships

The Society is delighted to announce our Grade 1 band in once again the NZ Championship winner.  Under the direction of P/M Jamie Hawke and D/S Michael Jenkins, the band produced two outstanding preformances in the aggregate events in Invercargill on Saturday 14th March.  The Society Directors congratulate Jamie, Michael and the entire band for this wonderful achievement.

We note too that the Society's Grade 3 band finished second in their grade, missing the Championship by the narrowist of margins, and the Grade 4 band placed 4th in the Grade 4A Street Mach, and 6th overall. The Juvenile band finished 6th in a very strong field.  


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Located in the city of Christchurch, New Zealand, the Canterbury Caledonian Society has a strong membership base, and includes sections for Highland & National Dancing, Scottish Country Dancing, Collections & Archives, Pipe Bands (four) and a College of Piping & Drumming.


The 2011 Canterbury Earthquakes destroyed our premises in Kilmore Street in central Christchurch.  The old premises were built in 1923 and served the Society well.  As recently as mid-2015, we opened our new, modern facility in the western Christchurch suburb of Wigram, since when the Society’s groups have enjoyed their new home and the bond of membership which makes the Society, has been strengthened.

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