Since 1876, Sons of Scotland has brought together everyone who wants to celebrate Scottish heritage and culture. We welcome people of all races, religions and ages. There is something for everyone…the young and the young at heart.
The Kildonnan Camp #166 has been active in Vernon for many years. They meet on the fourth Tuesday of every month at the Halina Centre in the Vernon Rec Centre at 3310 – 37th Ave in Vernon, BC.
We are always welcoming new members. Contact our past Chief Terry Muir at firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. Andrews Day Ceilidh & Scottish Arts Education Bursaries
Last Saturday of November annually.
St Andrew’s Night celebration, a traditional Ceilidh with food and dancing. This is our fun and fundraising event with money raised set aside for artistic bursaries promoting Scottish Arts (Highland Dancing, playing Bagpipes, and drumming) for eligible students.
Exciting donated items are available to bid in the Silent Auctions, all in aide of raising bursary funds. A “surprise” bag auction and various other fun games are planned. The evening starts off with a dinner, followed by live entertainment by the band Birchbark and local Celtic artists. Birchbark — consisting of Sue Kyle on banjo, penny whistle, guitar, flute, harmonica and bodhran, Richard Owings on fiddle and guitar, Alan Bates on guitar and Jean Brighouse on stand-up bass — hails from Salmon Arm and has been playing in the Shuswap area since 1995.
Tickets available from the ticketseller box office or Sons of Scotland members. Contact Elaine Lis (email@example.com) for more information or tickets.
Attention youth living in the Vernon area participating in
Scottish Piping, Drumming and Highland Dancing
The Sons of Scotland Kildonnan Camp #166 in Vernon is offering bursaries to youth wishing to attend the Piping Hot Summer Drummer School, taking place at Silver Star Mountain Resort.
Bursaries will be considered between two age groups – 6 years to 16 years and 17 years to adult. Adult applicants must have studied piping or drumming for greater than 6 months and less than 5 years. Applications from previous recipients will be accepted.