The Nova Scotia Highland Village Society has created Stóras na h-Òigridh (Treasures of Youth) a fund to ensure that cultural skills based on Gaelic traditions continue to flourish with our youth in Nova Scotia. We invite you to help us with this endeavour by participating in our “Complete the Tune” Campaign.
The purpose of this fund is to provide financial support and assistance to up-and-coming Nova Scotia youth between the ages of five and twenty-one, who are keen to advance their skills in the Gaelic tradition including: fiddle, pipes, piano, language, storytelling, song, and step dance. Financial donations can be made to the fund in general, or directed specifically to the discipline of the donor’s preference (as noted above).
The Treasurers of Youth fund concept was inspired by the enthusiasm of the late Michael Anthony MacLean from Washabuck, Nova Scotia. It is with this enthusiasm in mind that disbursements supporting youth to better their fiddling skills will be issued under the name of Michael Anthony MacLean. Michael Anthony was a well-known fiddler who always had a keen interest in assisting youth to further their skills in playing traditional Cape Breton music, especially the fiddle. The fund has been ignited by the sales of Michael Anthony MacLean’s “Good Boy M.A.!” CD.
Initially, we are hoping to capitalize the endowment fund with a minimum of $35,000. The intention is to develop an endowment fund, whereby the capital would not be used - rather only the annual earned income - which would then be awarded and disbursed to a successful applicant(s).
We welcome you to participate in the “Complete the Tune” Campaign by purchasing one or more musical notes from “Michael Anthony MacLean’s Birthday” - a march composed by Lucy MacNeil. Please review the downloadable brochure for details and return the attached pledge form to the address. Donations can also be made online through Canada Helps.
We would sincerely like to thank you in advance for your consideration in support of this visionary and worthwhile cause. With your help the Nova Scotia Highland Village Society will continue to foster the Gaelic traditions with the youth of today and tomorrow.
David MacLean, Chair
Stóras na h-Òigridh (Treasures of Youth) Committee