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Gaelic Church Service to be held in Antigonish this year

An annual tradition for Gaelic speaking Nova Scotians is moving off Cape Breton Island and will be hosted in Antigonish.  Each year there’s an annual Gaelic church service that alternates between Catholic and Protestant churches.  This is the 10th annual service and this year, it will be held the St. FX University Chapel.  It’s the first time the service has been held outside Cape Breton.
One of the organizers of the service, Catriona Parsons says it’s an opportunity to be immersed for an hour or more in the Gaelic Language.
The Service will be held at 3 p.m. on Mother’s Day, May 13th
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New endowment for bursaries in Gaelic Language and Culture established at St. FX University

A 100-thousand dollar endowment has been established at St. FX University to support bursaries for the Gaelic Culture.  The University’s Executive Director of Government Relations, Joe MacDonald says the Neil and Marianne Joy MacLean  Estate Gift will award bursaries to education students interested in teaching Gaelic language and culture in the classroom.
It’s expected the endowment would provide five to 6 thousand dollars in bursaries annually.  The first bursaries are expected to be awarded next year.