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 Latest News Items:

  • Pipe Practice :

    May 24, 2017

    Pipe Practice will be 10:30am-12:00pm on Sunday, May 28th, 2017 at North Glenmore Park Community Centre.  Free to all CHDA members.  We are fortunate to have Mellisa Carnegie run our Pipe Practices.  This month she will focus on the dances at the June Classic and give our Novice & Intermediate dancers lots of opportunity to dance their Reel.  In the cool down stretch at the end Mellisa will share tips on how to be effective with your Practice Sessions.  Don’t miss out!



  • CHDA Photo Contest Winners :

    May 16, 2017

    The CHDA wishes to thank everyone who took the time to enter the photo contest. It adds a special touch to our web site. There were many amazing entries and it was very difficult to chose the winners.

    If your picture was chosen you will be contacted via email with regard to collecting your prize!


  • Volunteering for June Competition :

    May 13, 2017

    CHDA June Classic – Volunteering

    The link for volunteering at the last event of the season is now available. Please click on the SignUp logo below:

    Link for volunteering at SignUp.com

    Volunteer Link



  • CHDA June Classic :

    May 9, 2017

    Don’t forget to register! Closing is Friday, May 12 @ 10:00 pm.


  • Edmonton Scottish Society Highland Games :

    May 7, 2017

    Highland Games in Alberta

    This year, the Edmonton Scottish Society Highland Games will be held on Sunday, June 18, 2017. Entries will be accepted ONLINE ONLY. The on-line entry can be found at www.eventry.net . Entries will open on May 8, 2017 at 8:00AM (MST) and close on June 9, 2017 at 11:59PM (MST)

    The Edmonton Scottish Society Highland Games will be held at Grant McEwan Park located at 3105-101ST SW in Edmonton.

    More information on the Edmonton Scottish Society Highland Games.


  • Red Deer Highland Games :

    April 23, 2017

    The 70th Annual Red Deer Highland Games will be held Saturday, June 17, 2017 at the Red Deer Westerner Park (4847A 19th Street).

    Entries will open Monday, April 24th, 2017 at 20h00 (MST) and close at 20h00 (MST) on Thursday, June 1st, 2017.

    More information can be found on CHDA/Other Events or Red Deer Highland Dance Association.

  • Important Dates: :

    April 21, 2017
    • The deadline for entering the Alberta Closed Provincial Championship and AHDA Open Competition is April 23, 2017.
    • The deadline for the CHDA Photo Contest is April 30, 2017. Tip: if you have a photo on your mobile device that you would like to enter you can enter and upload the photo directly from that device.
    • The next CHDA meeting is Monday, May 1 at 7:30 pm. The location is the Closer to Home office board room (upstairs from Greco’s pizza). Map shown below:
    • The deadline for the CHDA June Classic is May 12, 2017 at 10:00 pm.
    • Pipe Practice, available to CHDA members only, will be held 10:30am-12:00pm on Sunday, May 28th, 2017 at North Glenmore Park Community Centre.


  • CHDA Members Photo Contest :

    April 10, 2017

    To all CHDA members:

    We have a new website up and we need your help to make it special!  We are holding a photo contest to choose ten photos for the slideshow on our webpage.  The prize for each selected photo will be a Highland Dancer water bottle!  A highly coveted water bottle from our Chinook Competition will be given to each of our winning photos!

    CHDA Members Photo Contest Entry Form

  • Happy Tartan Day! :

    April 6, 2017

    April 6th is Tartan Day, when we celebrate all things Scottish. If you are wondering about the tartan and colors on the new CHDA web site background, it is the official Calgary Tartan. To learn more about the how the colors were chosen for this tartan please read more:

    St. Andrew Caledonian Society : Calgary Tartan


  • New CHDA Web Site :

    April 4, 2017

    Welcome to the new look for the CHDA Web Site!

    Registration for the June Competition can be found at CHDA Events.

    All of the content from the old site has been moved over. If you can’t find something using the menu at the top of the page or the Quick Links at the right OR if you find an error please contact Ramona at EMAIL.