CROESO! WELCOME!  Based in Victoria, the capital city of British Columbia, Canada, we are southern Vancouver Island's principal Welsh society

News for 2018

Details of the 2018 Annual General Meeting


It is with regret that we mourn the recent passing of Denis Brown. Born in South Wales, Denis and his wife, Joan, emigrated to Canada in 1954. After many years in Ontario, retirement brought them to Victoria.

Denis was a valued member of the Society and served as president and on the Board for many years. As well, Denis produced and edited our newsletters. He will be missed.

About Us section updated with a new article written by our past president, David Lintern.

St. David's Day Lunch – Saturday, March 3rd, 2018.  Details Here

News for 2017

December 2017 Newsletter

St. David's Day Lunch – Saturday, February 25th, 2017.  Details Here

February 2017 Newsletter

News for 2016

Click here to see the Victoria Welsh Society's participation in the first Esquimalt/Westshore Newcomers Welcoming Event, November 2016 – A local event welcoming new residents to the Esquimalt/Westshore community.

June 2016 Newsletter

Joint Concert between the Vancouver Welsh Men's Choir and the local Arion Male Voice Choir, in Victoria – Sunday, April 10th, 2016.  Click here for details

St. David's Day Lunch – Saturday, February 27th, 2016.  Details

News for 2015

December 2015 Newsletter

Board Members updated.

St. David's Day Lunch – Saturday, February 28th, 2015.  Details

News for 2014

December 2014 Newsletter

July 2014 Newsletter

St. David's Day  Follow-up

St. David's Day Lunch – Saturday, March 1st, 2014.  Details

News for 2013

December 2013 Newsletter

Details of the 2013 Annual General Meeting

May 2013 Newsletter

St. David's Day 2013 – follow up.  Details

Check out our updated photo gallery including the latest photos from this year's St. David's Day celebration!

St. David's Day Lunch – Saturday, March 2nd, 2013.  Details

News for 2012

December 2012 Newsletter

 Check out some photos of beautiful North Wales taken by our webmaster on his trip back home in August/September.

November 2012:  Board of Directors page updated

July 2012 Newsletter

St. David's Day Lunch - Feb 25th  Details

February 2012 Newsletter

Interested in learning Welsh?

The Cardiff University Welsh for Adults Centre has been teaching the Welsh language, one of Europe's oldest written languages, for over 30 years. Interest in the Welsh language is on the increase, with more and more people wanting to learn every year. Cardiff University's Welsh for Adults Centre now wishes to provide the opportunity to learn Welsh to people in more countries.

Go ahead and complete the below survey to be entered into a prize draw to win a place on Cardiff University's 2012 Welsh summer course, including accommodation!


News for 2011

December 2011:  Board of Directors page updated

October 2011 Newsletter (PDF)

May 2011 Newsletter (PDF)

News for 2010

November 2010 Newsletter (PDF)

August 2010 Newsletter (PDF)

April 2010 Newsletter (PDF)

Images from Victoria Day Parade

News for 2009

(updated: 29 Nov '09)

December 2009 Newsletter (PDF)

Note: There will not be a Christmas luncheon this year.

Nov '09:  Board of Directors page updated

September Newsletter (PDF)

18 June: added latest newsletter: June Newsletter (PDF)

23 May: more photos added to the 2009 photo gallery.

May '09:  Board of Directors page updated

The Society held its St. David's Day celebration on February 28th - it was a splendid event! Over 80 people enjoyed lunch at the University Club, University of Victoria, and it was significant that a number of them were first time attendees to such a cultural feast. Evidence of the successful honouring of our patron saint is posted on in the Photo Gallery. From gatherings in the bar, through the anthems, toasts, greetings from other Societies, and the buffet lunch, to the entertainment by our very own members - all induced the appropriate hwyl and energy associated with our very own Dathliad Gwyl Dewi Sant.

Check out our photo gallery including many pictures from our St. David's Day celebration!


The following organisations have websites that are
relevant to Canada,
Wales and Welsh culture.
Please be aware that the Victoria Welsh Society is under no obligation to correct or up-date these sites if information they contain is found to be incorrect or out of date.