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The Flagstaff Scottish Club is located within

Flagstaff County, Alberta.

We are proud of our Scottish heritage and aim to keep our culture thriving across the world.

We welcome any and all citizens of our community to our events, regardless of their heritage. 

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HIGHLAND FLING

Celebrating

Tartan Day

 

WHAT IS TARTAN DAY

Originating in Nova Scotia during the 1980s, Tartan Day is now an observance type of holiday in Canada that was officially declared on October 21, 2010 by the Minister of Canadian Heritage.

 

It is celebrated on April 6th each year as the anniversary of the signing of Declaration of Arbroath in 1320, the Scottish declaration of independence.

The Idea of “Tartan Day” started at a meeting of the Federation of Scottish Clans in Nova Scotia on 09 March 1986. Members Bill Crowell and Jean MacKaracher-Watson put forward the following motion to the Federation:

“We establish a day called ‘Tartan Day’. This really is a day chosen to market Scottish Heritage from the most visible ways. The wearing of the Scottish attire, particularly in areas where the kilt isn’t ordinarily worn, i.e.: work, play or worship.”

April 6th in Scotland is the date of the signing of the Declaration of Arbroath in 1320, which states in part:

“. . .It is actually, not for glory, nor riches, nor honours that we are fighting, but for freedom — for that alone, which no honest man gives up but with life itself…”

In Canada, Tartan Day, April 6th, Canadians are invited to wear tartan in commemoration of the contributions of Scots and their descendants into the fabric of the society. Tartan Day illustrates how to rise above hardships and cruelty with faith in God, dedication and determination.

http://www.scotsns.ca/events/tartan-day/

DETAILS OF THE HIGHLAND FLING

 

Scottish casual attire is highly encouraged. 

When: April 4, 2020

Location: Sedgewick Community Hall

Doors open at 5:00pm

Supper begins at 6:30pm

Shepard's Pie, Beans, Salads, Pickled Eggs, Chips

Calum Lykan Storyteller at 7:30pm

Live Music by Fraid Knot at 8:30pm

Entry tickets are $40/person and includes food and entertainment (not drinks).

Drink tickets will be $5 each with Craft Beer Flights available for $5 each.

We have rebranded this event as "Highland Fling" to better represent its celebration aspect, and to encourage anyone and everyone interested in an evening of entertainment to attend! 

Good company, good food, good entertainment, good music, good times had by all! 

TICKETS

Purchase ​your tickets here!

INQUIRIES?

General inquiries? Email info@flagstaffscottishclub.com

Check out some photos from our 2nd Annual Tartan Day

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