Series 3 - Events

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Events

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CA EDM MS-738-3

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  • 1954-2011 (Creation)

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24 cm textual records. - 63 photographs. - 1 drawing

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(1904 - current)

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The St. David’s Welsh Society of Edmonton began with a small group of local Welsh in 1904 who would regularly gather to share songs, language, and literature. The small group, however, separated itself into two separate entities: the St. David’s Welsh Society and the St. David’s Male Welsh Voice Choir. The Society quickly grew and in 1931 had over 100 members. Early meetings included singing songs, parlour games, and Welsh food, such as Welsh cakes. The Society has participated in the Edmonton Heritage Festival since 1976 and hosts Welsh themed events, such as a banquet to celebrate the patron saint of Wales, St. David, and a bilingual Welsh/English hymn singing event, the Gymanfa Ganu. The Society built a cabin at the Devonian Gardens to commemorate David Thompson, a Welsh explorer, for all Albertans to enjoy. The Society also aims to provide assistance to various visiting and local musicians including, giving financial support to the Edmonton Opera Association and sponsoring a harp and vocal competition for youths. In its pursuit to support educational opportunities, the Society established the traveling Artist in Resident program for Edmonton and district schools, provided scholarships for the Kiwanis Festival, and bursaries for University of Alberta students studying history of the fur trade, vocal, and harp. The St. David’s Welsh Society continues to foster a community of Welsh heritage, language, and culture in Edmonton.

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The series consists of records pertaining to events the St. David's Welsh Society held or participated in from 1973 to 2007 including St. David's Day Banquet, David Thompson House opening, Gymanfa Ganu, and Cwrs Cymraeg Y Rhosyn Gwyllt. Records include programs, correspondence, finances, brochures, and budget documents. Also included in the series are two guest books, photographs of various events and meetings the Society held and/or participated in, and a hand drawn poster of household Welsh vocabulary by Maggie Dower.

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The photographs were assigned item numbers with the prefix EA-789.

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  • English
  • Welsh

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Panoramic photograph has some creasing.

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Copy made of photo album. Panoramic photograph removed from backing and put in an enclosure. Drawing in an oversized folder.

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