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And the Winner is:

As announced earlier, we are giving away a Men in Kilts calendar donated by Big Deez’s DJ to someone who purchased an Early Bird ticket to our Robbie Burns event.

We placed the list of ticket holders into our Random Winner Selector tool, and the winner is:

<<drum roll>>

Margaret S.

Congratulations Margaret.  You may pick up your calendar at the event.

#RobbieBurns

Tickets available at https://airdriescots.ca/product/burns-2020-tickets-feb-8th/?yith=32

Happy Holidays!

We at the Airdrie Gaelic Society and the Airdrie Scots Pipes and Drums would like to wish you a Happy Holidays and Season’s Greetings!

It has been an exciting year for us.  We performed in parades this summer as we normally do.  We had a few new musicians join us this year.  And we held our largest ever Robbie Burns event last January, such that we outgrew the venue.

We look forward to the coming year where we hope to have an even larger Robbie Burns event (tickets on sale now) as well as our regular performances and parades.  We also intend to hold a few practices in places like Nose Creek Park open to the public.

For this year we have set a fundraising goal to be able to provide partial scholarships for members of the band to attend a week long Pipe and Drums summer camp.

We thank you for your past, current, and future support of the Society.

 

Early Bird Pricing ends Sunday!

If you have been following our twitter or Facebook pages, or read the last email sent to you, you would have already heard! But if you haven’t, my fellow bandsmen and I would like to bring to your attention the fact that our event has been scheduled (Feb 8th), the venue booked (Apple Creek Golf Course), the caterer hired and the menu set.

If you’ve attended in the last few years, you know that the roast beef is to die for, and the salads, potatoes, cooked veggies and dessert are no less delicious.

I don’t want you to miss out on this buffet dinner. Therefore I am saving a seat for you at the table. Because you haven’t sent an email telling me that you are unable to attend this year, or that you aren’t interested in a Roast Beef dinner and seeing the entertainment I have lined up, I will keep sending you reminders.

Tickets are $65 a person. There are group (5+ people) discounts, as well as early bird pricing (available only until 22nd Dec 2018). Ticket sales ends on February 1st 2020.

You may purchase your tickets by the following methods:

Phone and email orders can be paid for through Credit Card, Debit or e-transfer (treasurer@airdriescots.ca).

We have an excellent lineup of performers this year. You will get to watch and hear:

  • the Airdrie Scots Pipes and Drums
  • Canadian Step Dancers (Dance Through Life studio).
  • Highland Dancers,
  • Scottish Country dancers,
  • pipe solo-ists; And,
  • a mystery group will be joining the ASPD for a few numbers too!

Note we have to have the money in hand before we count the tickets for the caterer.

I sincerely hope you will join us on the 8th to help support the band, and to celebrate Robbie Burns!

Sincerely,

Cam McPeak

President

Airdrie Gaelic Society

 

Follow us on:

https://airdriescots.ca

https://www.facebook.com/AirdrieScotsPipesDrums/

https://www.instagram.com/airdriescots_pd/

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9sD78FV9GtDUHwnPo68rAw

http://twitter.com/airdriescotspd

p.s.

Specific instructions for ordering online:

  1. Go to https://airdriescots.ca/product/burns-2020-feb-8th/?yith=32 adjusting the number you need
  2. Take note of any coupons listed in the product description that apply
  3. hit add to cart.
  4. Click on the SHOP menu button and choose checkout.
  5. On the checkout, fill in your details.
    1. Ensure a valid email and phone number are there in case we need to contact you!
  6. Add any coupon codes that apply.
  7. Choose to pay by
    1. credit card (Paypal) or
    2. check (cash, cheque, e-transfer or Credit Card through Square-up).
  8. Click “Place Order”.
    1. Use Paypal’s site to pay, or send us an email (treasurer@airdriescots.ca) or phone (+1-587-600-0022) to arrange payment.

If you are a fan of our Facebook page or Youtube channel, you will have seen videos we took at previous year’s events. I am certain you will agree that the entertainment is great and not to be missed!

See you there!

p.p.s If you no longer want to receive emails from me about this year’s Burns Event (or ever), please click on the edit subscription link below.

Robbie Burns 2020

The Airdrie Gaelic Society is hosting our 6th Annual Robbie Burns Dinner and Performance on Saturday February 8th 2020.

This year we are hosting at the Apple Creek Golf Course, located at 11064 Township Rd 275, Rocky View No. 44, AB T4B 4M8 (just head north out of Airdrie on main street)

We have an excellent lineup of performers this year. You will get to watch and hear:

  • the Airdrie Scots Pipes and Drums
  • Canadian Step Dancers.
  • Highland Dancers,
  • Scottish Country dancers,
  • pipe solo-ists
  • A guest group

The menu you will be presented is:

  • Roast Beef with au-jus and/or horseradish
  • salad
  • Neeps
  • Tatties
  • Assorted Squares
  • Buns and butter
  • Haggis

Tickets are $65 a person. There is a group discount if you purchase 5 or more tickets. Early bird pricing ($60) is available only until the 22nd of Dec 2019. You can only buy tickets until February 1st 2020, after which we have to tell the caterer how many people to feed.

Tickets can be purchased by phone (587-600-0022), email (treasurer@airdriescots.ca) or online at https://airdriescots.ca/product/burns-2020-tickets-feb-8th/?yith=2

Funds raised will support the Airdrie Scots Pipes and Drums.  Our fundraising goals for this year are:

  • Matching uniform parts
  • Partial Scholarships to Piping Hot Summer Drummer

A Most Wonderful Time of Year!

It is the most wonderful time of the year! Not only is it Winter Solstice, Christmas, Hanukkah and other holidays, The Airdrie Gaelic Society’s Robbie Burns Dinner and Performance has been scheduled.

If you have been following our Youtube, twitter or Facebook pages you would have already heard! But if you haven’t, my fellow bandsmen and I would like to bring to your attention the fact that our event has been scheduled, the venue booked, the caterer hired and the menu set.

Details will always be kept up to date on our website (https://airdriescots.ca/). We have 2 mailing lists for the event details – one for those interested in the event, and one for those who have purchased tickets (so we can keep you updated). You can subscribe to these on our site!

We will be holding the event on Saturday February 8th 2020, at the Apple Creek Golf Course.

We have an excellent lineup of performers this year. You will get to watch and hear:

  • the Airdrie Scots Pipes and Drums
  • Canadian Step Dancers.
  • Highland Dancers,
  • Scottish Country dancers,
  • pipe solo-ists
  • A guest group

The menu you will be presented is:

  • Roast Beef with au jus and/or horseradish
  • salad
  • Neeps
  • Tatties
  • Assorted Squares
  • Buns and butter
  • Haggis

Tickets are $65 a person. There is a group discount if you purchase 5 or more tickets. Early bird pricing ($60) is available only until the 22nd of Dec 2019. You can only buy tickets until February 1st 2020, after which we have to tell the caterer how many people to feed.

You may purchase your tickets by the following methods:

Phone and email orders can be paid for through Credit Card, Debit or e-transfer (treasurer@airdriescots.ca).

Note we have to have the money in hand before we count the tickets for the caterer.

I sincerely hope you will join us on February 8th to help support the band, and to celebrate Robbie Burns!

Sincerely,

Cam McPeak

President

Airdrie Gaelic Society

president@airdriescots.ca

 

https://airdriescots.ca

https://www.facebook.com/AirdrieScotsPipesDrums/

https://www.instagram.com/airdriescots_pd/

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9sD78FV9GtDUHwnPo68rAw

http://twitter.com/airdriescotspd

p.s.

Specific instructions for ordering online:

  1. Go to https://airdriescots.ca/product/burns-2019-tickets/?yith=32 
  2. Take note of any coupons listed in the product description that apply adjusting the number you need.
  3. hit add to cart.
  4. Click on the SHOP menu button and choose checkout.
  5. On the checkout, fill in your details. Ensure a valid email and phone number are there in case we need to contact you!
  6. Add any coupon codes that apply.
  7. Choose to pay by credit card (Paypal) or check (cash, cheque, e-transfer or Credit Card through Square-up).
  8. Click “Place Order”.
  9. Select to subscribe to a mailing list (optional)
  10. Use Paypal’s site to pay, or send us an email (treasurer@airdriescots.ca) or phone (+1-587-600-0022) to arrange payment.

If you are a fan of our Facebook page or Youtube channel, you will have seen videos we took at previous year’s events. I am certain you will agree that the entertainment is great and not to be missed!

See you there!

 

#Burns2020

#RobbieBurns

#AirdrieScotsPipesAndDrums

Thank you for attending the 2019 Robbie Burns Dinner and Performance

We would like to thank everyone who helped make our 2019 Robbie Burns Dinner and Performance the success it was.  This includes the attendees, the performers, and our sponsors.

We hope you enjoyed the event as much as we enjoyed putting it on.

If you haven’t seen the other posts on our website or on Facebook, we have uploaded the audio recordings of the event to our website.  There are also some photos and videos on Facebook uploaded by some attendees.  If you have uploaded (or will upload) pics or recordings, we ask that you tag it with #ASPDBurns so that we and everyone else could find them by searching for that tag.

We also appreciate the feedback our attendees provided.  We have reviewed the comment sheets and we are taking your comments into consideration.  Next year we will do a better job explaining who Robbie Burns was.  We are also examining our venue options.  Our attendance this year was more than double last year and our venue was at useable capacity.

If you would like to be involved in the planning and execution of your event next year, please contact us at airdriescotspd@airdriescots.ca or 587-600-0022.

We have a number of mailing lists on our website (this email is going out to our 2019 attendees list).  We will transfer all members on this list to our 2020 Burns interest list.  On all of our list emails there is an unsubscribe at the bottom.  The link will allow you to unsubscribe from the list, or subscribe to the other lists if you are interested.  Our AGS News and the ASPD News will have the most activity, which will likely be once or twice a month.

Thanks Again for helping make our event the success it was.

Silent Auction items waiting to be claimed

We would like to thank everyone who bid on items for our Silent Auction.  Your support is greatly appreciated!

The following items are still available to be claimed by their winning bidders:

Fitzsimmons Beer Fan Package (Trevor)

Transformation Knot Pendant (Mary Ann)

Ulbster Knot Pendant (Mary Ann)

Epicure bundle (Heather)

Ascension Float package (Brooke)

Metal Wall Art (Kate)

You may make arrangements to claim your winning bids by phoning       587-600-0022 or emailing airdriescotspd@airdriescotspd.com.  Your bid can be paid for my Cash, Credit Card or e-transfer.