ST. DAVID’S DAY, 2021

  • Calgary will light up these places in Welsh red, green and white:
    • Calgary Tower (downtown at 1st St and 9 Ave SW)
    • Jublilee Auditorium (near SAIT Campus at 1415 – 14th Ave NW)
    • Olympic Plaza (near Macleod Trail and 7th Ave S)
    • Reconciliation Bridge (4th St NE and Riverfront Ave SE)
    • Telus Spark (11 St NE to 12 St NE & St. Georges Dr NE by the Zoo)


ST. DAVID DAY EVENTS through internet

GREETINGS FROM FELLOW WELSH SOCIETIES

FROM WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND:

The Welsh Society of Wellington, New Zealand, sends our greetings for St. David’s Day to all our kindred societies around the world.

This year will be significant in thinking of our compatriots globally.  We live with the promise of effective vaccines to control COVID-19 and its variants.  We shall contemplate the significance of our unique heritage, language, traditions and history and how it contributes  psychologically and emotionally to cultures and societies around the world.

The Wellington Welsh Society will raise the Welsh Dragon flag at the British High Commission residence 8am Monday 1st March.  Probably the first in the world on the day because of the international dateline.  Her Excellency Laura Clarke OBE, the British High Commissioner to New Zealand, will again host the event.  The chef will provide refreshments and members will provide welsh cakes and bara brith.

St David will be commemorated with a trilingual service in Welsh, Māori and English at St Alban’s Church, Pauatahanui north of Wellington on Saturday, 11am February 27th. The Wellington Māori Choir will perform Welsh hymns in Māori surrounded by colourful Welsh banners.

Winners of the Raphael Jones Memorial Cup for short story; the Ellen Griffin Memorial Cup for poetry, and the slate shield for best welsh cakes will be announced at the celebratory luncheon.  Toasts will be proposed to St David, the Queen, Land of Our Adoption, Absent Friends.  Counties will be called using the County Shields and greetings from Kindred Societies will be read.   A guest speaker will give the address. The Luncheon will be held at the Plimmerton Boating Club with its magnificent vista across Cook Strait.

We wish all Welsh people everywhere a very happy and safe St David’s Day.

President Margot Griffith

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