St. David’s Welsh Society of Alberta

Activities for 2017

Every year St. David’s Welsh Society of Edmonton plans activities that promote the society’s objectives. These events range from social events to music cultural activities. For more information about the following events, please contact:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . 

Upcoming Activities


Christmas Carols and Tea (December 10, 2017 at St. Luke’s Anglican Church)

St. Dwynwyn’s Pub (January 27, 2018 at location to be decided)

St. David’s Day Banquet (March 3, 2018 at University of Alberta’s Faculty Club)

Annual General Meeting (April 20, 2018 at location to be decided)



More Facts

Saints:  St. David (c. 500-c. 589), a Welsh bishop, teacher, and preacher, is the patron saint of Wales.

St. Dwynwen (6th century) is the Welsh patron saint of lovers.

Harp: The harp is the national instrument of Wales. Harps have been played in Wales since at least the 11th century.


Attracted by the opportunities, many Welsh immigrants settle in Alberta. Coal miners found work in the mines in the Coal Branch in the mountains while others came to the Edmonton mines. Farmers found workable land in Wood River, near Ponoka, Alberta.

Edmonton Girls' School

The Llanarthney School for Girls was established by Gladys Maddock (d. 1939), a graduate of Oxford, in Edmonton's Oliver neighbourhood in 1914. Gladys who was of Welsh descent named the school for a village in southern Wales. (

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