Highland gala chases away winter blues | DrumhellerMail
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Highland gala chases away winter blues

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The deep freeze in the valley can only be warmed by the sounds of the Celtic flute, the Bodhrán and the sounds of the highlands.
The East Coulee School Museum has the cure for the winter blues as it brings back the Highland Gala.
The event on Saturday, January 27 at the Badlands Community Facility includes music food and fun. After a hiatus, the event is back to get the blood flowing.
The event celebrates the highlands. Along with a buffet dinner, they will be piping in the Haggis, and even featuring a scotch tasting. There is also a silent auction.
On the stage will be a local favourite, The Wayfaring Fiddlers, as well as Celtera, a mainstay on the prairie Celtic scene.
Executive director of the East Coulee School Museum Barb Steeves tells the Mail, that aside from the East Coulee Spring Fest, the Highland Gala is one of its main fundraisers and the funds go to the museum’s restoration fund.
While they have completed extensive work on the building envelope, they want to work on the site.
“The sidewalks are in pretty bad shape so we want to replace those, and we have to replace the disability ramp because it no longer meets code, and repairs to the steps to the front door,” said Steeves.
It has been a good year for the museum. They have been working on rebuilding its community engagement and letting the community know they are active.
Tickets are available for the Highland Gala. For information, or call the East Coulee School Museum at 403-822-3970, or go to www.ecsmuseum.ca and purchase tickets online.

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