In 1979, an informal meeting of friends with shared interests about Wales and Welsh culture was held at the home of David and Margaret Lintern - this marked the regeneration of the Welsh Society in Victoria, British Columbia.
The original group was small but vibrant and energetic. It provided a focal point for the promotion of friendships and the interaction of those who wished to foster an awareness and appreciation of all that is Welsh.
The Victoria Welsh Society is an active, non-profit association that encourages a variety of activities among a broad range of people.
The Society does not have an established, permanent meeting place, rather does it gather in various locales dependent on the event and the calendar. Welsh costumes, flags, food, and hwyl can be produced to attest to a Welsh presence on various special occasions in and around Victoria throughout the year.
The Society's mandate includes:
-celebrating and sharing the heritage of Welsh Canadians in Greater Victoria and surrounding
-promoting the exchange of ideas between those interested in both the traditions and the modern developments of Wales
-supporting and developing links with other organizations that participate in multi-cultural events.
Listing last confirmed: Jun. 26, 2018
NOTE: As of 5:30pm March 17, 2020 a Public Health Emergency has been declared in B.C.
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