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General News · 12th October 2022
Brian Hayden
We are nearing Samhain, the end of the Celtic year and the beginning of a New Year (2 November) when the crops were in, animals sold off to avoid overwintering them, and people wanted to celebrate. Come join us for a Celtic New Year's contra dance!

WHEN 15 October 2022; 7:30 PM
WHERE: The Gorge Hall
WHO: One Foot in the Groove with Maureen Collier (Vancouver's best contra caller).
WHAT (to bring): a friend, soft soled shoes, snacks to share, medical masks optional
Admission: FREE! or by donation (to help defray travel costs for our caller).

All dances are taught, no experience needed. Simple and fun. As these testimonials say:

“Contra dancing is wholesome. It involves the whole body, the whole spirit, the whole mind, the whole social animal.” -John Kral

“Contra dancing cures depression. The smiling faces, the cheerful music, and the exercise are the cure.” -Denis Wilkinson

“Contra dancing is relatively easy. But if you make a mistake, people smile, and it becomes part of the fun.” -Dave

“There’s a lot of spirit to this music. It makes for a contact high. Other people are on the same wavelength. It’s contagious.” -Portland dancer