Glenaladale Festival




Saturday, June 25, 2022 (all day)


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Glenaladale Festival | Fèill Ghleann Aladail

A Grand Celebration of 250 Years of Scottish Settlers in Tracadie Bay, Prince Edward Island

Glenaladale Heritage Trust is celebrating its first generational anniversary as a non-profit and community run Estate! 250 years ago, on June 25th, 1772 Tracadie saw the arrival of more than 200 Scottish Catholic Highlanders aboard the brig, Alexander. Making landfall on Island shores under the leadership of Captain John MacDonald, Laird of Glenfinnan in Scotland, the Glenaladale Settlers have been a pivotal group in the Scottish diaspora across the Eastern Regions of Canada. Glenaladale Heritage Trust is working to regenerate the site as a community space and an essential destination where all Islanders and visitors alike can gather to feel at home.

We are commemorating this 250th Anniversary with the Glenaladale Festival, Fèill Ghleann Aladail in Gaelic, running from June 25th to July 3rd. Celebrating the Scottish cultural roots that connect many on the Island can reveal stories and ways of life that enrich our sense of belonging while also giving perspective within the diversity of communities on P.E.I. Animating the significant influence the Highland Scottish Settlers have had on our cultural and creative practices on Prince Edward Island, is central to the Glenaladale Festival. Touching base with our ancestors and that history of how our Scottish families came to the then known Epekwitk or Isle St. Jean in 1772, has us reflecting on the two and a half centuries since.

Please visit the Glenaldale Festival Website for a full schedule, more information, and to purchase tickets. 

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