Western Ontario Highland Dancers Association

"Excellence in Highland Dance"


The Western Ontario Highland Dancers Association extends you a warm highland welcome!

Thank you for visiting!



On behalf of the WOHDA Executive Committee, we would like to thank ALL our members for a very successful and wonderful first full year back at competitions. We could not run these events without the support of family to all dancers that attend, so once again, thank you. Thank you to ALL who volunteer at our events, it does not go unnoticed or unappreciated.

At our recent AGM on November 13, WOHDA would like to inform our members that Anne Sutherland has stepped down as Professional Advisor. Anne has dedicated decades to WOHDA. Anne's knowledge and guidance has been invaluable to all that have been a part of our Executive, we thank her immensely and wish her all the very best. It has been an honor to work and learn from you. In Anne's place is Dawn Brennan Sutter who has been mentoring Anne this past year. We look forward to working with Dawn and know that she will be a most valuable addition to the Executive.

Congratulations to:

-Sue Brown-re-elected as Treasurer

-Amanda Birtch-re-elected as Vice President

-Leslie MacDougall-re-elected as President

Our last congratulations goes out to Tom Samuels who has accepted the position of Awards Coordinator. Thank you!

Lastly, WOHDA would like to extend heartfelt blessings this Holiday Season wishing you all a very Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and any other way you celebrate. May you enjoy your time with family and friends.

We are busy working on our spring competitions so stay tuned. And above all, keep on dancing......................Leslie


March 4 - Tri-Cities District Competition

March 25 - Ontario Open Championship & Pre-Championship

March 26 - Amethyst Premiership & Pre-Premier Competition

April 29 - Western Ontario Open Championship

April 30 - London District

**Locations of the above to be confirmed**


Please feel free to contact any of our Executive if you have questions or comments:


Founded in 1968 by Jenny MacLachlan, WOHDA supports highland dance in Western Ontario, Canada. Our mission is to continuously pursue excellence in Highland Dance for its members; offering workshops, competitions and championships to assist dancers in achieving their dance goals.

"Dancing with the feet is one thing ... dancing with the heart is another"