Pipers and tartan at open house

The local Sons of Scotland are hosting an open house April 9 at the Coast Hotel in celebration of their proud heritage.

  • Apr. 6, 2011 4:00 p.m.

The wearing of tartan is highly encouraged.

The local Sons of Scotland are hosting an open house April 9 at the Coast Hotel in celebration of their proud heritage.

“What a great opportunity to enjoy some piping, Highland dancing, and plenty of old-fashioned Scottish hospitality,” said Rick Barnes, Chief Sons of Scotland, Fraser Glen Camp.

April 6 was formally recognized by the federal government as Tartan Day, at the same time that the Maple Leaf Tartan has just been endorsed last month as the official tartan for Canada.

“It has been an unofficial tartan for many years but now has become an official symbol of Canada.”

It represents the contributions of more than four million Canadians of Scottish heritage.

The open house runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 9 at the Chilliwack Coast Hotel.