The Celtic Connection

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Welcome dear friends to our new website

It was almost 30 years ago when Maura De Freitas (McCay) and her mother Catholine Butler launched the first edition of The Celtic Connection and it’s been an interesting journey.

Despite all the ups and downs it has been one of the most exciting and rewarding adventures of our lives. You can read our stories here.

When we started out we were filled with youthful idealism but without the backing of countless volunteers and financial sponsors we could never have produced the body of work we did. We are forever grateful for your support.

In our photo gallery section you will find some highlights of past issues. These pages are filled with the stories and photos of some of the remarkable people we have been privileged to serve.

We hope you will agree this is a an historical archive and a snapshot of a generation for some of the Celtic communities across Western Canada and the U.S. Pacific Northwest.

In this time of the COVID-19 pandemic it’s time to call the end of an era and the start of a new beginning.