All events take place at St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 924 Douglas St, Victoria, BC (at the corner of Broughton and Douglas streets). Paid parking is available at the Broughton Street Parkade (745 Broughton St) or the View Street Parkade (743 View St).

29 February 2020


Welcome, territorial acknowledgement, and opening remarks / Peter Cook (UVic)

9:15-10:45 am
Scottish Culture on the Pacific Coast 

Scots in the Pacific Northwest: An Historical Overview / Katie Louise McCullough (SFU)

 Competition and Community: Female Pioneers of Piping in BC / Erin C M Grant (Government of British Columbia)

10:45-11:00 am: Coffee/tea break
11:00-12:30 pm
Scottish Connections with Indigenous Peoples in BC 

From Shetland to British Columbia: The Extraordinary Life and Legacy of James Teit (1864-1922) / Wendy Wickwire (UVic)

In Stitches: Finding Scottish connections / Sylvia Olsen (UVic)

12:30 – 1:45 pm: Lunch in the city
1:45-2:15  pm
Victoria Gaelic Choir performance 
2:30-3:15 pm
Scottish Stories from Canada’s Maritime Coast

Nostalgia and the Shuttle: Weaving Stories of Place and Belonging in Cape Breton / Hilary Doda (Dalhousie University/Saint Mary’s University)

3:15-3:30 pm: Coffee/tea Break
3:30-4:30 pm

A performance by the teen BC Fiddle Orchestra

4:30 pm

Closing remarks / Peter Cook (UVic)