Welcome to the official website of the Calgary Welsh Society
Croeso i wefan swyddogol Cymdeithas Gymreig Calgary
The society has been in existence since 1906 and is one of the oldest such societies in Alberta. One of the primary aims of the society is to provide a focal and meeting point for those of Welsh origin or descent. Individuals with an interest in Wales and things Welsh are equally welcome.
As a society, we encourage individuals to take pride in our Welsh heritage and culture and to perpetuate the traditions and customs that are unique to Wales. To do this, the society organizes and celebrates a number of social and cultural events throughout the year. We invite you to join us at one of these events.
Sefydlwyd y Gymdeithas yn 1906, ac felly, mae’n un o’r cymdeithasau hynaf yn Alberta. Un o amcanion y Gymdeithas yw crue lle I gyfarfod fel Cymry ‘ar wasgar’. Mae croeso cynnes hefyd, I ymuno a’r gymdeithas I sicrhau dyfodol ein diwylliant Cymreig.
Mea gan Gymru arferion a thraddodiadau unigryw ac mae ‘n ofynnol arnom I anrhydeddu ein etifeddiaeth I hybu hyn, mae’r gymdeithas yn trefnu rhagleni gyfarfodydd cymdeithasol yn ystod y flwyddyn. Mae croeso I chwi tmuno.
The perpetuation of pride in our Welsh origins and heritage.
The provision of a focal point in Calgary to which people of Welsh origin or people with interest in Wales and in things Welsh can relate for social and cultural benefit.
To welcome new Welsh immigrants to our community.
To provide a resource of information about Wales for the benefit of others.
To assist visitors to our community with an interest in Welsh culture.
To maintain contact with other Welsh societies in North America and abroad.
To provide a program of social and cultural activities for our members.
To maintain regular communication with our members and to encourage participation in our activities.
The Calgary Welsh Society was the proud host of the 2016 North American Festival of Wales.
PUERTO MADRYN, PATAGONIAOn May 25th, 1865, about 160 Welsh people left Liverpool on the ship Mimosa headed for Patagonia! They, under the leadership and guidance of Sir Love Parry and Lewis Jones, sought a ‘new’ Wales where their language and culture could flourish - away from English oppression. They arrived at their destination two months later on July 27th. Sadly, 4 infants and a woman soon passed away. The people brought with them some sheep, cattle, horses and other farm animals. More arrived later For a short while they lived in shelters carved out of the soft clay-like rock (tosca), before heading towards the Chubut river where water was readily available. The Welsh worked well with the indigeneous people, the Tehuelone who, with their vast experience, were able to give support to the new settlers, the first in this very different ‘landscape’ ... See MoreSee Less
HAPPY ST DAVID’S DAY FROM THE CALGARY WELSH SOCIETY!!The Calgary Welsh Society celebrated Saint David's Day, with a well attended lunch at the Calgary Winter Club. It was a really wonderful afternoon celebrated by members and guests in what was the greatest get-together since the pandemic began. We enjoyed a wonderful meal ending with deserts that of course included the ubiquitous welsh cake!!The ceremony included the traditional toast to St David, the singing of the Canadian and Welsh National anthems, a recognition of our ancestry through the County Call, and the honouring of long-time member, Kit, who will, in a few days, celebrate her 100th birthday!!A huge thanks to board members who organised this event!! ... See MoreSee Less