Province Celebrates Gaelic Awareness Month 2007 - Mìos na Gàidhlig 2007
It's Gaelic Awareness Month in Nova Scotia -- a time to celebrate the province's Gaelic language and cultural heritage.
This year's theme is Abair Gàidhlig (Talk About Gaelic).
Angus MacIsaac, minister responsible for Gaelic Affairs, said Gaelic Awareness Month plays an important role in preserving a unique part of the province's heritage.
"We want to engage Nova Scotians in a dialogue about Gaelic language and culture in an effort to increase awareness and encourage greater participation in ongoing Gaelic development activities from Kentville to Halifax to Sydney and many points in between," said Mr. MacIsaac.
Lewis MacKinnon, acting CEO of the Office of Gaelic Affairs, said the province is planning a series of activities throughout May.
"The Office of Gaelic Affairs will be providing awareness information and learning opportunities to government employees and the public through the launch of a new educational brochure and a promotional poster," said Mr. MacKinnon.
A number of events are also being planned by Gaelic communities and organizations across the province.
For more information about Gaelic in Nova Scotia, please phone 1-888-U-GAELIC or 902-424-4298 or e-mail GAELICINFO@gov.ns.ca or FIOSGAIDHLIG@gov.ns.ca .
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May is Gaelic Awareness Month in Nova Scotia and the province is celebrating by creating greater awareness of Nova Scotia's Gaelic language and cultural heritage.
The Office of Gaelic Affairs has chosen Talk About Gaelic as this year's theme.
The province is planning a series of activities throughout the month -- including the launch of a new educational brochure and promotional poster to increase Gaelic awareness.
A number of events are also being planned by Gaelic communities and organizations.