About

Our Mission Statement

ScotDance Canada is a federal charity, whose objectives are to oversee the preservation and promotion of Scottish highland dancing through competitions, specifically the ScotDance Canada Championship Series, featuring the Canadian Championships. By involving thousands of dancers across Canada and around the world, ScotDance Canada, through competitions and demonstrations, works to ensure that the general public is educated about the correct technique of Scottish highland dancing. We strive to ensure that a safe, all-inclusive environment exists for our professional membership, competitive and non-competitive dancers, and competition organizers.

Our History

Since November 1990, ScotDance Canada has been an Affiliated Member of the Scottish Official Board of Highland Dancing (RSOBHD) and has acted as the Registration Agent for Canadian dancers and competition organizers participating in the Worldwide Registration System since January 1994.

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Recognition

Exceptional Contributions

These are the current members that have been recognized by ScotDance Canada for their exceptional contributions to highland dancing in Canada.

Bill Troock

Biography

Deborah Wardrope

Biography

Loree Vellner

Biography

Donna Fraser Cooper

Biography

Irene Baird

Biography

50 years of Teaching

Congratulations to the follow members on their 50 years of teaching highland dancing! Pictures and bios currently being updated.

Ada Watson

Biography

Anne Sutherland

Biography

Arlene Bain

Biography

Cheri Cameron

Biography

Cheryle MacDonald

Biography

Dawn Tronnes

Biography

Debby Stevenson

Biography

Eileen Forrester

Biography

Heather Jolley

Biography

Irene Baird

Biography

Joan Murray

Biography

Joe Wallin

Biography

Liz Johnston

Biography

Lorraine Graf

Biography

Margorie- Anne- Dent

Biography

Marilyn (Ritchie) Merry

Biography

Mary Margaret Manifold

Biography

Maya Vanderberg

Biography

Pat McMaster

Biography

Sandra Bald Jones

Biography

Sheila Milne

Biography

Gillian MacDonald

Biography

Board of Directors

Office Bearers
President – Cheryl Rafter
Vice President – Jennifer Worthen
Secretary – Elizabeth McCorkell
Treasurer – Kylie Nunn


Members of the Board (Representing the Provinces)
British Columbia – Cheryl Rosbourough
Alberta – Laureen McLaren-Geib
Saskatchewan – Krystin Lemmerick
Manitoba – Deanne Magnus
Ontario – Gillian Dunn
Quebec – Jennifer Stephenson
New Brunswick – Kaitlyn Munn
Nova Scotia – Debby Stevenson
Prince Edward Island – Barb Yorke


Independent Members

Irene Baird

Heather Jolley

Anne Sutherland

Bill Troock

Christa Mackie

Peter Archibald

Deborah Wardrope

Barb Yorke

Cheryl Rafter


Committee Chairs (non-Board positions)
National Registration Committee – Leah Smith

National Competition Organizer – Adele Campbell

National Judges Committee – Jennifer Stephenson

Advisory Committee – Gaelyn McGregor

Scholarship Committee – Carleigh Leighton-White

IT Committee – Lindsay Perreault

Marketing Committee- Cheryl Rafter

Risk Management Committee – Cheryl Rafter

SDC BOD Planning Committee – Christa Mackie

Judges Selection Committee – Bill Troock

Education and Development – Deborah Wardrope

Ethics Committee – Michele Christie Yonge

SDCCS On-Line Registration – Kathy Ramesar

SDC Nominations Committee – Jennifer Worthen

Finance Committee- Deanne Magnus


Other non-Board positions:
Past-President – Bill Troock
Historian – Peter Archibald


Emeritus (Non-Board):
Adeline Duncan (deceased)
Loree Martin Vellner (deceased)

Gail Danysk
Donna Jean Macdonald
Sandra Bald Jones