On September 18th, 2013, our lives changed forever with the loss of founding choir and Comunn Gàidhlig Ottawa member Michael Bleakney. Mike was with us through all of the formative stages of Ar n-Òran, Comunn Gàidhlig Ottawa, Mòd Chanada and so much more. He gladly took part and was involved in virtually all of our activities. He was a stalwart dedicated man with a wonderful sense of humour that left an indelible mark on all who knew him.
Michael Richard Bleakney, August 1st, 1956 – September 18th, 2013
‘S ann do neach sam bith aig a bheil ùidh ann an Gàidhlig na h-Alba a tha Comunn Gàidhlig Ottawa.
Comunn Gàidhlig Ottawa exists to promote Gaelic language, music and culture. Tha Comunn Gàidhlig Ottawa ann gus cànan, ceòl agus cultar na Gàidhlig a bhrosnachadh. We organize and help to grow a Canadian National Capital Mòd in co-ordination with other Mòd organizations, which fosters and promotes Gaelic language, singing, dancing and piping activities. Bidh sinn a’ cur Mòd Chanada air dòigh an cois buidhnean eile. Bidh Mòd Chanada a’ brosnachadh cur-seachadan Gàidhlig, mar chànan, seinn, dannsa agus pìobaireachd. We also provide information, contacts and facilities for Gaelic choirs, musical learning and other Gaelic music related activities. Tha fiosrachadh againn cuideachd mu chòisirean Gàidhlig, ionnsachadh ciùil agus gnothaichean eile aig a bheil ceangal ri ceòl Gàidhlig. We would love to hear from you. Bhiodh e fìor mhath cluinntinn bhuat. Email (post-d): email@example.com Phone or text message at (fòn no teacs gu): 1-613-286-1003