W.O.H.D.A

Western Ontario Highland Dancers Association

"Excellence in Highland Dance"

WELCOME!

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

Thank you for visiting!

NEWS & IMPORTANT UPDATES

LETTER TO OUR MEMBERS

On behalf of the WOHDA Executive Committee, we extend our best wishes for a safe and competition filled New Year.


Although 2022 hasn't exactly started the way we were hoping, we are remaining positive and moving forward. Please save the dates and WOHDA will keep our members informed with any important updates and decisions. We ask that you remain hopeful and ready to be back at it again.

As always stay safe and healthy....................Leslie

RISK MANAGEMENT & COVID

Those that attended the Town Hall presented online by ScotDance Canada can refer to the power point presentation of A Guide To Reopening.

With the much anticipated start up of competitions, we will follow SDC recommended guidelines.


UPCOMING DATES - 2021/2022

Tri-Cities District - Saturday Mar 5, 2022

Ontario Open & Pre-Championship - Saturday Mar 26, 2022

Amythest Premiership WOHDA Pre-Premier - Sunday Mar 27, 2022

Western Open Championship & Western Closed Championship - Saturday Apr 23, 2022 only

London District - Sunday May 1, 2022 *Now a stand-alone competition

Guelph District - Saturday Sep 17, 2022


**Locations of the above to be confirmed**


LOGO DESIGN COMPETITION

We are planning to update our LOGO and are looking to our membership to help. We want you to get your creative juices flowing and send us your ideas for WOHDA’s new logo. We want to ensure that we are inclusive of every dancer in Highland Dance. We will showcase all entries. Once the executive has our chosen winner, it will be taken to a professional artist to be turned into our new logo.


Please note, there could be some minor changes for aesthetic reasons if deemed necessary by the artist finishing the project.

We would like to have all Logo entries in by August 31, 2021, please submit entries to wohdadance@gmail.com

Please note that the Logo will become the property of WOHDA.

CONGRATULATIONS!

Congratulations to our President, Leslie MacDougall, on achieving Honorary Membership status in WOHDA! Leslie became WOHDA President in 2010 and has been extensively involved in the organizing of all our WOHDA Competitions and Championships. She has provided exceptional leadership to the Executive and Members of the Association which has contributed to the continuing success of the Association.

WOHDA AGM

Details coming soon!

AWARDS COORDINATOR POSITION

WOHDA is looking to the fill the position of Awards Coordinator. Contact Megan Leonard if you are interested!


CONTACT US

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


OUR MISSION

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"