Website Launched

first_imgInformation about the province’s efforts to develop and promote the Gaelic language and culture is now a short trip to the World Wide Web away. The Office of Gaelic Affairs website, launched today, Oct. 9, at www.gov.ns.ca/oga , gives visitors a wealth of information about Gaelic in Nova Scotia. Sound clips for the Gaelic category assist learners and those interested in hearing the language. The website hosts the vision and mandate of the Office of Gaelic Affairs, a brief history of Gaelic in Nova Scotia, a newsletter highlighting provincial Gaelic initiatives, educational and community links, and contact information. Acting Minister responsible for Gaelic Affairs, Brooke Taylor, said the website will continue to build on the province’s efforts to renew the Gaelic language and culture. “By making these resources available online, we hope to expose more people across the province to Gaelic and encourage greater participation in ongoing cultural and language development opportunities,” said Mr. Taylor. The province established the Office of Gaelic Affairs in December 2006. Its mandate is to develop greater awareness and appreciation for Gaelic language and culture, consult with communities on ongoing community-based Gaelic-language programs, and develop a Gaelic-language plan and policy for the province.last_img read more