Gaelic Awareness Month Events Presented by the Antigonish Highland Society

An Antigonish native was the top dancer in Maritimes of her age group in the 1960s and early 1970s with her numerous accomplishments including top open dancer honours at the Games. She was also the first winner of the Florence MacMillan Trophy – named in honour of her teacher and mentor. She worked full-time as an instructor, serving as a major contributor to an era of rapid growth in Highland dance. MacDonald was instrumental in helping bring the Canadian championships to the Games for the first time, with more than 700 dancers gathering in Antigonish in 1979 as part of the International Gathering of the Clans. 

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