SCOCEF Bursary Recipients

    Scottish Clans of Canada Education Fund recently awarded bursaries to five students attending the Pictou County Celtic Workshop held at the East Pictou Middle School in Sutherlands River Pictou County this past summer. Workshops for piano, drums, guitar, bodhran, mandolin, step dancing, and Gaelic language were held for youth and teens. Francis MacDonald, organizer of the event stated, when they hear the music, dance, or language they can relate it all back to their ancestors. The workshops concluded with a ceilidh on the final evening.

    One of the bursary recipients Alyx MacDonald (see above) wrote the following after attending the workshop: I had a great learning experience in the Pictou County fiddle camp. The teachers were really nice and all had different styles of music that were very fun and different to learn. I learned how to read music and play by ear better which really helped me. I really liked some of the songs that the teachers picked out because they were really fun and hard which made it a challenge.

Scottish Clans of Canada Education Fund Bursary Awarded Catherine Thornton, a B.Ed student at St FX has been chosen to receive the first bursary from the Scottish Clans of Canada Education Fund.

The Fund, formerly known as The Clan Donald of Canada Foundation, was established two years ago as a registered charity, with the purpose of assisting students who are pursuing studies in Scottish culture, either music, dance, language, or history. Ms. Thornton is a Gaelic Major student and has travelled to Scotland this summer to do further study at Sabhal Mor Ostaig on the Isle of Skye. She plans to teach Gaelic on the completion of her B. Ed. Program. Irene Lefort, a Director of the SCOCEF, presented the award on behalf of the Fund.

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