Celtic Heritage Week Opening Celebrations

Saturday, July 16, 2011 - 4:30pm - 8:30pm
Maffeo Sutton Park, Nanaimo
Come Join the Celebration!!

Starting at 4:45 PM the public is invited to meet at Diana Krall Square to join Mayor Ruttan in following Celt Fest Piper, Rene Cusson along the waterfront walk to the Maffeo Park stage for Celtic Heritage Week celebrations.

Alternatively, the public is welcome to go directly to Maffeo Park to join in the festivities starting at 4:30 pm.

The stage program starts with opening ceremonies presented by Mayor John Ruttan followed by Celtic arts performances presented by CELT FEST - including music,dance and stories celebrating the Celtic heritage of Nanaimo and Vancouver Island.

Delicious Celtic themed food will be available for sale and various activities will take place throughout the evening.

See the event website for a schedule of additional activities, CEILIDHS and concerts taking place in Downtown Nanaimo and at VIU during the July 17- 22 Celtic Heritage Week. www.celtfest.ca

Special Ceilidh and Sleep rates at the Painted Turtle Guest House!


In celebration of Celtic Heritage Week, we have added Special Workshops and Participatory Events, open to the PUBLIC not enrolled in the summer school full time programs. They are:

    • BE A BARD Workshop      4:00-5:45   ---CHOICE of SUNDAY or THURSDAY    $20.00
    • CAPE BRETON and TRADITIONAL STEP DANCING- 4:00-5:00        M,T,W:     $25.00
    • CEILIDH Dancing: Scottish and Irish Social Dances- 2:45-4:00     M,T,W,Th:  $30.00
    • PENNY WHISTLE --5:00-6:15                                           M,T,W:   $25.00
    • CELTIC KNOTWORK ART Drawing Class 5:00-6:15                   M,T,W:    $25.00
    • CELTIC SONG-5:00-6:15                                            M,T, W:    $25.00
    • GAELIC SONG for BEGINNERS--  4:00-5:00                         Thursday only        $10.00    
    • BODHRAN Workshop: Learn to play the Irish Drum  5:00                 M,T,W:  $25.00
    • GUITAR Workshop: Styles of Celtic tunes & accompaniment 4:00-5:00  M,T, W:  $25.00

To REGISTER for any of the above special workshops, click here

Celtic Heritage Week Opening Celebrations