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About Us

Purpose

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 The purpose of the Greater Moncton Scottish Association Inc. (GMSA) is the study, promotion and participation of Scottish culture in all of its forms. 


 

Presidents Message

Welcome to our association website. I would like to thank you for showing interest in the Scottish culture and in particular the Scottish culture in the Greater Moncton area. Members of The Greater Moncton Scottish Association (GMSA) have been studying and promoting Scottish culture for over 35 years and I invite you to join us in this effort.

Whether you can claim to have come here from Scotland or have just an ancestor from Scotland I am sure you will find something will stir deep within your soul if you attend any of our events. For those who have no Scottish ancestry but have an interest or curiosity about what Scots are all about, you too are most welcome to join us at our association events. We want to share our heritage with you and hope this might provide an opportunity for you to share a bit of your heritage with us.

The Greater Moncton Scottish Association has a busy calendar of events. We start our year in January with our AGM and Robbie Burns dinner; on April 6th our Tartan Day celebrations start with raising the flag of Scotland at City Hall followed by lunch at the Pump House Brewery. In June the Moncton Highland Games and Scottish Festival is our flagship event. It is a great outdoors extravaganza of piping, dancing, Scottish heavy events sports like tossing the caber (think telephone poles), live Celtic music, food, cultural displays and much more.
November has St. Andrew's Day and GMSA members create a float for the Moncton Santa Claus Parade.
We end our year in December with the GMSA Highland
Dance Competition.

Come out to explore and enjoy our Scottish culture. Membership is not required to participate but if you do enjoy our events, I hope you will consider joining us in an active way.

About Us

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The Greater Moncton Scottish Association's origins go back to 1974 when a group of Moncton area residents of Scottish heritage formed the Moncton Scottish Association for the "study and promotion of Scottish culture in all its forms." Since that time, Moncton Scots have come together to celebrate Robbie Burns' birthday and St. Andrew's Day, to put on concerts and highland dance competitions. We also provide annual scholarships for members studying Scottish dance, music or language.

In 2006, the association put on an evening of music, dance and sports at Bore Park which was so well received it evolved into our highly successful Highland Games and Scottish Festival. In 2010, our association became incorporated and our organization's name was changed to The Greater Moncton Scottish Association Inc. to better reflect the demographics of our membership.

We welcome all persons with Scottish ancestry or an interest in Scottish culture to join us. Feel free to explore this website to learn more about the Greater Moncton Scottish Association, what we do and our schedule of events.

Annual Events

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Saint Andrews Day


Robbie Burns Day

 

Tartan Day


Moncton Highland Games 


Christmas Highland Dance Competition


Scotch Tastings



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Become a Member

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Support Scottish culture in the Greater Moncton Area by becoming a member!


Our membership fees are $20/year for an individual or $30/year for a family. 


These funds support the work of the association in hosting cultural events throughout the year, awarding annual bursaries, and much more.


To become a member, please send us an email at greatermonctonscots@gmail.com or print & mail our application form to 

Greater Moncton Scottish Association Inc.
P.0. Box 26004 
Moncton, N.B.
E1E 4H9



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Bursary Application

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The Greater Moncton Scottish Association offers two bursaries in the amount of $200 each. These bursaries are awarded to applicants wishing to further their knowledge of the Scottish Culture.


Qualifications:

The applicant should be of Scottish descent and a member or a member’s child or grandchild.

Applicants should be furthering their studies in:

-Highland Dance / Country Dance

-Piping / Drumming

-Singing

-Musical Instruments

-Celtic Arts & Crafts

Deadline for submissions: 

May 31st each year.


Bursaries will be announced at the Highland Games Opening Ceremonies each year.


Send a letter of application to:

Greater Moncton Scottish Association

 P.0. Box 26004  Moncton, N.B. E1E 4H9 

Please note: Review of applications will be by a panel of adjudicators.

Contact Us

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 We welcome anyone interested in participating in Scottish culture or heritage to get in touch!


greatermonctonscots@gmail.com


Greater Moncton Scottish Association Inc.
P.0. Box 26004 
Moncton, N.B.
E1E 4H9