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Thursday, Aug 30 -  Dance Dufferin Grove

Keith & Deirdre Bark will lead Scottish country dancing in Dufferin Grove Park.

An evening of easy Scottish dances accessible to all in the northwest corner of Dufferin Grove Park near the market.

6:30 - 8:15 at Dufferin Grove Park, 875 Dufferin Street (just south of Bloor) <map>

Download:  2018-Dufferin-Grove-briefs+video.pdf

Info: Paul Barber

Sunday, Sept 2 -  Scottish Studies Foundation 27th Annual Tall Ship Cruise

The crew of the Empire Sandy, Canada’s tallest sailing ship, will hoist the sails to get the Scottish Studies Foundation’s annual cruise underway.

We’ll have a great time with Highland dancers, folk music, and the pipes as we cruise the outer harbour. The cruise commemorates the 1773 arrival of Scots pioneers in Pictou, Nova Scotia, on board the old ship Hector. The intrepid emigrants who made that historic and difficult voyage are a major part of Canada’s pioneer heritage. They encouraged their fellow clansfolk to follow and help change Canada from a backwoods colony into a nation that is now the envy of the world. So let’s not forget them!

The view of the Toronto skyline from the lake is spectacular and the hustle and bustle of ships of all colours, shapes and sizes is a delight to the eye... AND it’s the day of the Air Show. Food and drink available for purchase on board the ship.

Two Sailings: 11am and 2pm.

Advance tickets: $30 for adults, $5 for children (15 and under). Ticket sales and more info.
Day of Sail tickets: $35 adults, $8 children.

Saturday, Sept 15 -  Anna Rielly Tribute ~ Open House and Tea Dance

Anna Rielly was known and loved by many in the dance community. Her recent death saddened us all. Anna's family (Tom, Kristy, and Adrienne) are arranging a Celebration of Life in memory of Anna — following Anna's wishes. It is being fully catered. We are looking forward to celebrating mum’s life with everyone.

Please come out and enjoy an open house followed by an afternoon tea dance.
There will be Scottish country dancing but there is no obligation to dance. 

1pm to 4pm ~ The first hour will be open for visiting and reminiscing,
then dancing from about 2pm to 4pm.

The celebration will take place at:
Mississauga Valley Community Centre, L.C. Taylor Auditorium
1275 Mississauga Valley Blvd, Mississauga, ON L5A 3R8 <map>

Download:  2019-Anna's-Celebration-of-Life-Tea-Dance.pdf

NOTE: There is no fee for this event but if you wish donations to Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Canadian Cancer Society, Guelph General Hospital, or Waterloo Wellington Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) would be appreciated. Thank you

Saturday, Sept 15 -  Make-up Monthly Dance

This is the dance we all missed when the April 14 Volunteer Appreciation Dance was cancelled due to horrible winter weather. The programme is a winning entry in last year’s Devise A Dance Programme. This collection of old favourites and meaningful local dances was put together by Jane Robinson. We’ll have great music by Scotch Mist.

8pm at Crescent School, 2365 Bayview Ave. <map>

Download:  2018-Sept-15-make-up-dance-cribs+video.pdf

QuickLinx:  • Jubilee Jig  • Ruby Rant  • Golden Years  • Waverley  • Michelle dePledge of Preston  • Toronto Volunteers  • Music Makars  • Spirit of the Dance  • Napier’s Index  • Minister On The Loch  • Mrs Stewart’s Jig  • Maxwell’s Rant  EXTRAS: • Wild Geese  • Birks of Invermay

Sunday, Sept 16 -  Scottish Country Dance Class with Deb Lees

Deb Lees is a long time teacher of the Advanced / Demonstration Class in Newcastle Upon Tyne, England.  Over the last 15 years she has taught a variety of day and weekend workshops in the UK and in continental Europe. Deb will be teaching at St Andrews Summer School this year.

Deb will be visiting Canada in September, and has offered to teach a class while she is here.
She will mainly teach dances from Newcastle and Dunedin/New Scotland (Edinburgh University).
Live Music:  Fiddle music will be provided by Roger Malton (Deb’s husband) with Deb on whistle.

Cost:  $10

Time:  2:30 to 5:00pm

Place:  Dance Studio in Queen Elizabeth Park Community & Cultural Centre, 2302  Bridge Street, Oakville <map>   ( Bridge street is south of QEW between 3rd Line and Bronte Road - there is a large parking lot in front of building). There is a limited capacity in the dance studio, so please contact Alma Smith at asmith26@cogeco.ca if you plan to attend the class.

Sunday, September 23  -  Shiftin’ Bobbins with Alicia Manson 

Alicia Manson of Oakville will lead a Sunday afternoon of interesting dances for Intermediate and Advanced dancers.

2:00-4:00 pm  at Grace Church-On-The-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Road  (Forest Hill Village) <map>

Info:  Shiftin’ Bobbins website

September 30 / October 1 -  Membership Renewal Time

Don’t wait. . . Renew your Membership early and keep our association strong. Renew or sign-up here:  Membership Page.

Saturday, Oct 13 -  October Monthly Dance

Don Bartlett & The Scottish Heirs will play tonight to welcome us back into the rhythm and swing of the Monthly Dance season.

8pm at Crescent School, 2365 Bayview Ave. <map>

QuickLinx:  • Lady Wynd  • Ruby Rant  • Marquis of Lorne  • Chequered Court  • Bob Campbell  • Kissing Bridge  • The Fyket  • Moment of Truth  • Castle In The Air  • Light & Airy  • Jean Martin of Aberdeen  • Mairi’s Wedding  EXTRA: •  Mary Erskine

Sunday, October 28  -  Shiftin’ Bobbins with Claire Collier 

Claire Collier of Buffalo will lead a Sunday afternoon of interesting dances for Intermediate and Advanced dancers.

2:00-4:00 pm  at Grace Church-On-The-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Road  (Forest Hill Village) <map>

Info:  Shiftin’ Bobbins website

Saturday, Nov 10 -  The Toronto Workshop & Afternoon Dance

Details on the Workshop page.  Music by Scotch Mist.

QuickLinx:  Machine Without Horses  • Save The Children  • Rosnor Abbey  • City of Belfast  • Jubilee Jig  • Catch The Wind  • Lady Home’s Jig  • Balgeddie Reel  • Balquidder Strathspey  • Happy Meeting  • Betty Grant’s Strathspey  • Australian Ladies   EXTRA: • Auld Gray Cat

Saturday, November 24  -  St Andrew’s Charity Ball 

Our friends at the St Andrew’s Society of Toronto and the 48th Highlanders host this exuberant celebration
of Scots dance and culture at the Royal York Hotel. It’s been a Toronto tradition for generations.

You’ll have a typical Scottish meal, and enjoy dancing to the Pipes & Drums of the 48th Highlanders.

The dances are ceilidh favourites such as the Eightsome Reel.

NB:  RSCDS Toronto Members get a discount.

Info:  www.standrews-society.ca

Saturday, November 24  -  Shiftin’ Bobbins’ St Andrew’s Celebration Dance 

Scotch Mist will play for the 5th Annual Shiftin’ Bobbins celebration of Scotland’s national day.

Download:  St-Andrews-celebration-Nov-24-2018.pdf

8:00-10:00 pm  at Grace Church-On-The-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Road  (Forest Hill Village) <map>

Info:  Shiftin’ Bobbins website

Saturday, Dec 1 -  Family Christmas December Monthly Dance

The most fun night of the year. Music by Don Bartlett & The Scottish Heirs.

QuickLinx:  • Ferry Louper  • Green Dragon  • Birks of Invermay  • Maids of Currie  • Mathilde is a Delight  • White Cockade  • Tattie Bogle  • Domino Five  • Aging Gracefully  • Miss Hadden’s Reel  • Fair Donald  • Reel of the 51st    EXTRA: •  Flying Scotsman

Saturday, Jan 5 -  January Monthly Dance

Music by Scotch Mist.

QuickLinx:  New Year Jig  • Lea Rig  • Fife Hunt  • Remparts de Séville  • Paisley Weavers  • Scotia Sea  • Twa Rogueish E’en  • Glasgow Highlanders  • Royal Deeside Railway  • Lincoln Imp  • Sandy’s Scotch Broth  • Orpington Caledonians  EXTRA:  Joie de Vivre

Saturday, Feb 16 -  56th Annual Tartan Ball

Music by Scotch Mist. And this year we have a wonderful new home:  The Old Mill. More info on Tartan Ball Page

QuickLinx:   • Ferry LouperBirks of Invermay  • White Cockade  • Glasgow Highlanders  • Remparts de Séville  • Australian Ladies  • Happy Meeting  • Balgeddie Reel  • Bob Campbell  • Chequered Court  • Ruby Rant  • Light & Airy  • City of Belfast  • Scotia Sea  • Lea Rig  • Reel of the 51st  •  EXTRAS:  • Jubilee Jig  • Jean Martin of Aberdeen  • Mairi’s Wedding 

Saturday, March 9 -  March Monthly Dance:  Beginners’ Night

Music by Scotch Mist.

QuickLinx:  • Provost Wynd  • Luckenbooth Brooch  • Gramachie  • Corryvreckan  • Lochiel’s Rant  • The Barmkin  • Edinburgh Toy Shop  • Swansea Strathspey  • Sailing On Shawnigan Lake  • Haste To The Wedding  • Karin’s Strathspey  • Duke of Perth  •  EXTRA: • Granville Market

Saturday, April 13 -  April Monthly Dance:  Volunteer Appreciation Night

Music by Scotch Mist.

QuickLinx:  (to come)

Saturday, April 27 -  AGM & Dance

Music by Don Bartlett & The Scottish Heirs.

QuickLinx:  • It’s All Right  • Pair of Jeans  • Miss Catherine Allan  • Tarry A While  • Bridge of Nairn  • Whigmaleeries  • Retiring Chairman  • Westminster Reel  • My Only Jo and Dearie O  • Lass of Richmond Hill   EXTRAS:  • Tribute to The Borders  • Anderson’s Rant  • Lady Glasgow