The 45th Annual Scottish Ball

It was a Christmas delight to behold at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver on December 14th as West Vancouver’s Gleneagles Scottish Counry Dance group played host to guests from near and far at the 45th Annual Scottish Ball. Close to 200 guests, some of them coming from as far away as Washington state, took to the ballroom floor to enjoy a formal afternoon of traditional dancing to the sounds of the Scottish Fiddle Orchestra. They’ve come a long way from their humble beginnings at the clubhouse at West Van’s Gleneagles Golf Club – and it’s nice to see that everyone is still “reeling” in the all the fun. Congrats to all involved.

Gleneagles Scottish Ball at Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
Gleneagles Scottish Ball at Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

01 – Gleneagles Scottish Country Dance Group president Simon Scott escorts his lovely lady, Leslie Dawes, to the dance floor. 02 – Treasurer Dave Mackie and wife Hazel, who is also past president, work hard behind the scenes to make it all happen. 03 – You can take a step in the right direction with instruction from dance teachers Marie Disiewicz, left, and May Loudon. 04 – Go see membership director Keith Errington, seen here with wife Norma, if you feel like joining in the fun in the New Year. 05 – Close to 30 teens made the trip from the Valley to share in this elegant afternoon celebration. 06 – Rev. Jim Smith and wife Elizabeth make the perfect couple dressed in tartan sash and kilt.

Dec 14, 2008 (published Dec 25, 2008)

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