Caledonian Christmas & Whisky Tasting – December 18, 2023!

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Please see this guest post from the Zorra Caledonian Society:

Join us for a Caledonian Christmas & Whisky Tasting with David Prosser!

This is set to be an interesting fun night for whisky, & non whisky drinkers alike!

Everyone attending must sign up online (drinkers & non drinkers) at Embro Highland Games

Event details:
Monday, December 18th, at the Embro Legion
Doors open 6:30pm, program starts at 7:00pm

Light Buffet, Legion Bar Open
Tickets for non-whisky drinking guests – no charge
Whisky Tasting Tickets – $40.00 in advance (includes four unique whiskies)

To purchase tickets visit: Embro Highland Games

If you would be kind enough to help us make this event a success by getting the word out, & sharing the attached poster that would be appreciated!

Caledonian Christmas & Whisky Tasting with David Prosser!

Details can also be found on our website at: Zorra Caledonian Society



If you have an event, pictures and articles concerning the history of Oxford County that you would like published on the Society’s blog please email us at info@oxhs.ca

St. Andrew’s Night Banquet -Friday, November 24, 2023!

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Please see this guest post from the Zorra Caledonian Society:

The Zorra Caledonian Society will be hosting its 85th St. Andrew’s Night Banquet on Friday, November 24th, 2023. Our guest speaker will be the Honourable Senator Rob Black “Volunteering in Rural Canada – A Senator’s Perspective”

It will be a night full of Scottish tradition, good food & live entertainment.

Event details:
Dinner catered by Janice Mitchell, Licenced bar.
Location – Embro Zorra Community Centre
Tickets – $50.00 in advance, to purchase tickets
visit: Embro Highland Games

If you would be kind enough to help us make this event a success by getting the word out, & sharing the attached poster that would be appreciated!

St. Andrew’s Night Banquet Poster

Details can also be found on our website at: Zorra Caledonian Society



If you have an event, pictures and articles concerning the history of Oxford County that you would like published on the Society’s blog please email us at info@oxhs.ca

Embro Highland Games 2023!

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Please see this guest post from Embro Highland Games:

The Countdown is On!

We are officially 9 days away from the 2023 Embro Highland Games & excitement is stirring as we look forward to welcoming over 3,700 visitors!

July 1st will be a day of fierce rivalry as hammers are thrown, cabers are tossed, the skirl of the bagpipes fill the air as the flash of clan tartan surrounds us!

We are thrilled this year to once again include Tug-of-War in our event line up with teams coming from far afield as British Columbia & Wisconsin!

Musical headliner this year is the ever popular Celtic rock group The Mudmen.

Please feel free to share the Embro Highland Games poster with your members & readership!

Check out our new website at www.embrohighlandgames.ca

Mighty Men of Zorra 130th Anniversary!

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please read this guest post from the Zorra Caledonian Society:

Special event on Sunday, June 25, 2023 @ 2 pm at the North Embro Cemetery!  

Come celebrate with us as we re-dedicate the Memorial Tug-of-War Cairn and commemorate the 130th anniversary of the Mighty Men of Zorra winning the World Championships in 1893!

Bring a lawn chair and wear your tartan!  (We are setting up in the shade, away from the road noise, but do bring your own water, if it turns out to be a scorcher of a day).

For questions about this event contact the Zorra Caledonian Society at 519-320-8113.

National Tartan Day April 1, 2023!

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Please see this guest post from the Zorra Caledonian Society!

The Zorra Caledonian Society would like you to join us for a “Pub Night” with live music & a wee bit of Scottish fun on Saturday, April 1st, 2023, as we celebrate National Tartan Day!

A few fun facts:

  • National Tartan Day originated in Canada in the 1980’s, when just over 15% of the population was of Scottish descent
  • The date of April 6th was chosen as it was the day on which Scotland in 1320 became an independent country at the signing of the Declaration of Arbroath
  • Every province and territory of Canada with the exception of Nunavut has its very own tartan & that Canada also has a national tartan
  • 9,500 jobs in Scotland are provided by Canadian Companies
  • Canada is a top 10 export partner for Scotland
  • 5 million Canadians claim Scottish heritage

For questions directly contact the Zorra Caledonian Society at events@embrohighlandgames.ca.