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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

Highland Dance Classes

Highland Dance classes for 2020 were due to commence March 28th but the Coronavis COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in the opening being delayed until further notice.  Please contact Kaye Banks if further detail is required - caleyhighland@gmail.com

Mar 17, 2020

Annual General Meeting - POSTPONED

The Annual General Meeting of the Society was due to be held on Thursday 26th March 2020.  In view of the current Covid-19 issues, and in line with recommendations by the Ministry of Health, and recent announcements by the Prime Minister, the Directors have decided to POSTPONE the Society AGM until furthr notice.

Please direct any inquiries in the first instance to the secretary - jmcewan@canterburycaledonian.org.nz

An advisory notice to all members will be available by 21st March 2020.

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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