Sons of Scotland get ready to celebrate

Kildonnan Camp #166 is throwing a ceilidh featuring food and dancing, but it's also a chance to fundraise for youth to study Scottish arts

Nov. 28 is the date for the Sons of Scotland local chapter, Kildonnan Camp #166, to celebrate its annual St Andrew’s Night with a traditional ceilidh featuring food and dancing.

This is our pinnacle — and only — fundraising event with money raised set aside for artistic bursaries promoting Scottish arts (Highland dancing, playing bagpipes and drumming) for eligible young people. In July 2015, the Sons of Scotland sent six youth to Silver Star to attend the Piping Hot Summer Drummer Camp.

Exciting donated items are available to bid in the silent auctions, all in aid of raising bursary funds. A new part to the evening can see those attending contributing to Camp Kildonnan’s tinned food drive for the food bank, as boxes will be available to fill with various tinned, canned and boxed food stuffs. As well, a “surprise” bag auction and various other fun games are planned. The evening starts off with a delicious turkey dinner and all the trimmings, followed by live entertainment by the band Kilt 45.

Also, on a community-minded note, Kildonnan Camp will be contributing to the Upper Room Mission’s Back Pack Initiative. Members are collecting the necessary items, and filling backpacks to be donated to the program closer to Christmas. Kildonnan Camp and the Sons of Scotland are very committed to their mandate as a benevolent association, that “pays it forward” by doing good for the local youth and the community.

For more information, call Chief Terry Muir at 250-542-0437.