Clans And Scottish Societies Of Canada
CASSOC is registered with the Canada Revenue Agency as a Not-For-Profit Charitable Organization.
We are the link between various Clans and Scottish Societies. We encourage the celebration of our Scottish Cultural Heritage and the promotion of this Scottish Culture in all its aspects. We seek to be the assembly of all groups who are pursuing Scottish interests.
CASSOC encourages research into our heritage, both cultural and linguistic. We embrace history, music, dance, poetry, song, legend, sports, military tradition, costume, custom, culinary art, tale telling and the family structure that has come down to us from Scotland — both Highland and Lowland. Recreationally, we support family outings centred around Scottish traditions and the Clan structure.
Our members have included:
CASSOC encourages and supports member groups in their presentation of significant events in the history of Scotland or the Scottish people in Canada, and in the observances of traditional feast days and special occasions in our cultural history.
CASSOC is present at many Highland Games throughout the summer. Members are able to answer questions on Clan affiliations, genealogy, tartans, kilts, plaids, bagpipes and other aspects of Scottish culture and history.
In the past, CASSOC sponsored a Heritage Ball in the Autumn and a Biennial Kirkin’ o’ the Tartan – a ceremonial procession and presentation of the Tartans to the Kirk (Church) - in the Spring.
CASSOC was instrumental in creating Tartan Day (April 6) in Ontario. It is a day of great significance in Scottish history and now an annual date on which we, as Canadians of Scottish origin, can honour our contribution to the development of our country and province.
Meetings: The Board of Directors of CASSOC meets several times during the year.
The General Delegate Assembly meets twice during the year in April and November (with November being the Annual General Assembly) to plan special events, offer support and encouragement to member groups and their endeavours, and to act as a policy making body and a powerful advocate for Scottish cultural interests within the Multi-cultural Community.
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