The Waipu Caledonian Society Inc.
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A MESSAGE FROM THE CHIEF
Another successful Highland Games. The 143rd Annual event is now behind us and we look forward eagerly to the 144th on New Year’s Day 2015.
2015 will be a special year in the hearts of those of Nova Scotian descent as it was on Gallipoli on that year that the first of the Waipu soldiers were killed in action in the First World War.
To that person who did the "rain dance" instead of the Highland Fling - you are not popular with us! The inclement weather dampened but did not extinguish spirits.
A few athletic events were cancelled because of safety concerns and the Scottish Official Board Dancing was moved to another venue. Apart from this, the remainder of the days programme was completed.
The evening Ceilidh was a great success, although the numbers attending were down a little from previous years.
I must express my appreciation of the great work done by our volunteers on the lead up to the games, at the games and the clean-up following the games. Without them there would be no games. We are always on the lookout for more volunteers so if anyone is interested please don’t hesitate to come forward during the year and we will fit you in where appropriate.
I will keep you posted on upcoming events in our Caledionian Park and on progress with the Celtic Barn project.
I look forward to seeing good numbers at next year’s Highland Games on New Year’s Day.