The Edmonton Scottish Society
Celebrating Scottish Culture
The Edmonton Scottish Society is a community organization for all who are interested in celebrating Scottish heritage through a variety of cultural, athletic, and social activities. Throughout the year the society hosts numerous events that feature the unique culture, songs, dance and food of Scotland and its people. Come on out. It's a great chance to make new friends, reacquaint with old friends, or simply enjoy the sights, sounds, and tastes of Scottish hospitality. We are always looking for new members, so stop by one of our activities or events. Everyone is welcome!
AGM - November 28, 2020
November 26, 2020
To: Members of the Edmonton Scottish Society
From: President Stuart Brown
Re: Postponement of ESS Annual General Meeting (Nov. 28, 2020)
Your ESS Board and Executive met via Zoom on Wednesday, November 25, 2020 for its monthly meeting and to review the upcoming scheduled AGM and also to review of the latest Alberta Govt. recommendations for
social contact and distancing with regards to the ongoing Covid 19 pandemic.
Originally, we had planned to hold the AGM with all previous Covid precautions in place at the ESS Main Hall on Saturday November 28, 2020 at 2 pm. with a video conferencing component.
However, in view of the new government suggestions, and with perhaps, not quite a quorum as a possibility (25 members present), based on the responses recieved to date the ESS Board moved that we will be rescheduling the AGM until Saturday January 16, 2021 at 2:00 pm.
Some AGM reports have been distributed to the members at this time and we will send out more in advance of the January AGM. The rescheduled AGM will have a video conferencing component feature as well, although we are hopeful that utilizing all “covid precautions” that we can hold the meeting for members to attend at the ESS Main Hall as well.
Your Board reviewed the audited financial statements and audit review process with Treasurer Leanne Milne and Noel Chin from Metrix Group (Chartered Professional Accountants).
We encourage current and past members to please sign up for your 2021 membership as well. Online memberships service is coming soon to our website. EFT is available now, instructions will be added to our website in the next few days.
Unprecedented times that we are living in make for interesting times.
Stay safe, stay healthy and we look forward to seeing you soon.
For those members who have responded with their intent to attend the AGM that was planned for November 28th, your responses were noted, thank you for your responses. We will update you again for the rescheduled AGM in January.
For those members wishing to attend virtually please complete the sign up form HERE
Membership has its privilege's
Individual memberships for the 2021 year will receive 1 Edmonton Scottish Society embossed whiskey glass.
Family memberships for the 2021 year will receive 2 Edmonton Scottish Society embossed whiskey glasses
The Language of The Scots
If you are not Scottish and have ever tried to hold a conversation with a Scot and found your self wondering just what the blazes was just said,,, well your not alone. We Scots have a way of saying things. Here are some common Scottish terms you may or may not know.
Don’t. As in: ‘Dinnae forget to pack an umbrella’.
Boy and girl, usually on the younger side. Often said with endearment.
Brookfield Residential Sponsors the Edmontons Soccer Dome
The Edmonton Scottish Society is proud to announce a 5 year sponsorship with Brookfield Residential Edmonton. The Soccer Dome now becomes the Edmonton Soccer Dome by Brookfield Residential
2020 Highland Gathering
The day is upon us when we would have been celebrating the Highland Gathering. Due to Covid 19 and the restrictions still in place on mass gatherings we had to cancel today's events however we wanted to still pay homage to the meaning and the love our Scottish heritage. Please see the video to hear from our games chieftain Bill Gibson.
Please stay safe and we hope to see you next year.
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Preview of the New Scotsman Newsletter
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