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Robert Forsyth
Tonya Fry
Barb-Sutherland Foot
Gerald  Romsa
Bill MacNeil
Patricia Varley

Call for Board Members
Comhairle na Gàidhlig – the Nova Scotia Gaelic Council 

Are you interested in helping shape the future of the Gaelic Community in Nova Scotia? We are currently seeking volunteers to join the Board of Directors of Comhairle na Gàidhlig. 

This Board provides leadership for the Nova Scotia Gaelic Community – the Council. We advocate and lobby on behalf of the community to ensure their needs and interests are met. We advise the business sector and government, including school boards, in regards to the advancement of awareness and policy which strengthens our culture and preserves our heritage. The volunteer council, in partnership with other leading Gaelic organizations, advises and makes recommendations to the Ministers of Gaelic Affairs, Education and Communities, Culture and Heritage on all matters that help to foster the growth of Nova Scotian Gaels. Growth of our creative spirit and Gaelic identity, enhanced through investment, investigation, promotion and preservation. A major focus of our work in 2015-16 will be to strengthen our Community from within through collaboration and sharing of efforts as well as the creation of a unified, long term strategy for the Nova Scotia Gaelic Community. 

Comhairle na Gàidhlig’s nomination/selection committee and two other community members will review submissions for the 15-member Board of Directors. The committee is seeking a range of experience among Board members and will work to achieve a degree of balance between the advising and action-taking roles. We are looking for individuals with an interest in helping shape a vibrant Gaelic community. The committee will take into consideration previous experience in the community and regional representation. We welcome applicants with all levels of Gaelic language skills. 

The Board meets monthly from September to June. A minimum commitment if 4 hours a month is required. It is not required that you speak Gaelic, but it is certainly an asset. 

Deadline for applications: June 5, 2015

Please provide a letter or email together with your résumé and covering letter.

Please list any specific skills you feel would contribute and benefit the Council (e.g. marketing, strategic planning, accounting, politics, musical traditions, language development, or experience with NS Education system). Your submission could show and current positions or involvement in relation to Gaelic.  

Please submit your application via e-mail or mail to: 

Comhairle na Gàidhlig
Attention: Nomination/Selection Committee
PMB 528, 9 Keltic Drive, Keltic Plaza
Sydney River, NS B1S 1P4

Email : comhairlenagaidhlig@gmail.com

Comhairle na Gàidhlig is leading the way in forming an environment where Gaelic language, culture, and communities thrive. We create sustainable development for Gaelic communities, which contributes to the prosperity of the province. We strive to educate about the significance of the Gaelic language, culture, and heritage, increasing the public knowledge and appreciation of this rich living tradition. We form relationships with individuals, organizations, educational institutions and governments locally, nationally, and internationally. We work to increase the accessibility of Gaelic language opportunities in the province through immersion, youth apprenticeships, drama initiatives, the development of féisean, and other activities.

 

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Better the small scone with blessing than the large scone with cursing.
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