The St. Andrew’s Society of Winnipeg held its first Family Friendly Ceilidh on April 5 as a way to celebrate Tartan Day. The tartans were in full display and the kilts were flying as guests enjoyed the music from the band Thistle and the dance instructions from Joan Hanton. The Dorchester Scotch Club poured for Scotch Tasting, the Hint o’Heather displayed their Scottish items, and Scottish food from Molly’s Meat Pies - Scotch pies, Scotch eggs, oatcakes and shortbread were available for purchase. Rev. Dr. James Christie did an address to the Haggis for children and another one later in the evening for the adults.. The Winnipeg Police Pipe Band provided glorious Scottish tunes.

Special thank you to everyone who attended, the member volunteers and their friends. Special thanks to RBC and their terrific volunteer group. Stay tuned for another Ceildih next April.

Committee members: Dave Cherrett, Pam Simmons, Joan Hanton and Peter Heavysege.

Ceilidh dancing

Ceilidh dancing

Address to the Haggis for children with Rev. Dr. James Christie

Address to the Haggis for children with Rev. Dr. James Christie

Winnipeg Police Pipe Band

Winnipeg Police Pipe Band

Front door volunteers

Front door volunteers

RBC volunteers with some of the Royal Scottish Country dancers

RBC volunteers with some of the Royal Scottish Country dancers

Winnipeg Police Pipe Band getting ready

Winnipeg Police Pipe Band getting ready

Trying out a new Ceilidh dance

Trying out a new Ceilidh dance