News, Updates & Memories


Alex Jappy passed away peacefully on Friday, March 8, 2019.
Most of you will remember his motto
‘carry on regardless’.

There will be a Celebration of Life on Sunday, May 19th.

See below invitation from Ruth & Family.


Please RSVP by May 13th



The Vancouver Branch Burns Supper & Heather Ball were great successes enjoyed by all. Mark your calendars for more fun – The BC Highland Games & Scottish Festival on Saturday, June 15th and Summer Dancing in the Park on Mondays, June 17 through August 19.  See below or the Events Calendar for details.


BC Highland Games & Scottish Festival
Saturday, June 15, 2019
Lafarge Lake Park Coquitlam


Come to the Games in the Park by the Lake.  This is the new location for this year’s Games: Lafarge Lake Park outside the stadium and just a few steps from Evergreen skytrain station.  It’s the Games at the end of the Train.

The main stage will be the focus for our Scottish country dancing.  The massed Scottish country dancers will entertain in the morning, the dances are easier and you are all encouraged to come and join in the fun.   The Vancouver Branch dance team, Strictly Scottish, will perform in the afternoon followed later in the day by interactive Scottish country dancing for everyone.

We will have our RSCDS display tent, hopefully in a prominent spot, where we will promote the joys and health benefits of our favorite activity.  We have an enthusiastic team to manage the tent for the day.  If you can spare an hour or two to help and be part of the team, please email Janet:


Summer Dancing in the Park

Mondays, June to August


Dancing in the Park starts right after the Highland Games. Please join us at Ceperley Playground in Stanley Park on Mondays from June 17 to August 19 from 7 – 9 pm.  Enjoy the sunset while entertaining the tourists.  Bring your own visitors and families to try out the easy dances offered each week.  Please note there is no dancing on Monday, July 1 (Canada Day) and Monday, August 5 (BC Civic Holiday).



Click below to enjoy 50 years of dancing in Vancouver (1964-2014).