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June 21st, 2014.
'Cumbernauld Gala Day 2014'
Cumbernauld Gala Day 2014
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Welcome to Cumbernauld Media's feature page on Cumbernauld Gala Day. You can use this page to find out loads more information about the annual town Gala Day, including what they have planned for the big day, on June 21st, 2014. We'll also update the page with the latest news articles and internet links, to ensure that you're fully in the picture.
The highlight of Cumbernauld’s calendar, the town’s local Gala Day is a colourful cavalcade of entertainment, festivities, fun and stalls, all held in the centre of Cumbernauld.
Organised by a sub-committee of Cumbernauld Community Forum, the annual Gala Day extravaganza is pulled together by a number of high-profile and hard-working local community groups, such as the Rotary Club, Keep Calm Events, Hope Community Garden, Cumbernauld Gardening Club and many more. The event is sponsored by corporate partners too, including the Cumbernauld campus of New College Lanarkshire, Police Scotland, the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, NHS Lanarkshire, North Lanarkshire Council, Scottish Water and Sanctuary Cumbernauld.
Planning the near five hour Gala takes nearly one-year, and organisation of the annual occasion commences almost immediately after the preceding Gala Day is over, as individuals from various local groups pull together to deliver the Day, which has found a place in the calendars and hearts of many residents of Cumbernauld once again, after the town’s original Gala Days were wound up, along with the Cumbernauld Development Corporation and Cumbernauld and Kilsyth District Council.
This year’s event will take place on Saturday 21st June 2014, at Cumbernauld New Town Hall, although the event will take over the car park of the town’s Central Health Centre, the car park of the New Town Hall and, if necessary, the Link Community Facility, on Bron Way. It will be the biggest Gala Day yet, as this year’s Gala is set to mark the five year anniversary of the Gala’s return, in 2010.
Final arrangements are yet to be announced for this year’s event, although it known that it will commemorate the start of World War One, with activities expected to themed around WW1. The Day will also be larger than any Gala Day before it, with a number of fun fair rides expected to take over the car park of Cumbernauld Central Health Centre, in addition to various live performances by bands, dance groups and solo artists, not to mention the usual crowning of the Gala Queen and Princesses, who will come from Greenfaulds High School, this year.
A number of things are required for any Gala Day to be properly organised and run on the day itself; organisers of Cumbernauld Gala Day, for instance, start preparations for the Saturday morning on the preceding Friday evening, and come back before 8am on the Saturday morning, to make further arrangements for the event to take place. The Gala Day sub-committee say that people can get involved in a variety of ways.
Businesses, groups and people are able to book out stalls at the annual Gala Day, and stalls can be booked for either inside or outside Cumbernauld New Town Hall, at a cheap cost. The booking forms are available through the Cumbernauld Community Forum website (see ‘Elsewhere online). The sub-committee are also appealing for local acts, artists, bands and performers to make their interest known in performing at the Gala Day; you can do this by contacting the Forum in a variety of ways (see ‘Elsewhere online).
- ‘Preparations are underway for 2011 Cumbernauld Gala Day’ - published on Friday, 5th August, 2011. Available to read here: http://www.cumbernauld-media.com/article/117-preparations-are-underway-for-2011-cumbernauld-gala-day.
- ‘Cumbernauld Gala Day less than three weeks away’ - published on Tuesday 26th June 2012. Available to read here: http://2012.cumbernauldmedia.com/cumbernauld-news/024-cumbernauld-gala-day-less-than-three-weeks-away.
- ‘Excitement builds as Cumbernauld Gala Day is only eight days away’ - published on Friday 6th July 2012. Available to read here: http://2012.cumbernauldmedia.com/cumbernauld-news/062-excitement-builds-as-cumbernauld-gala-day-is-only-eight-days-away.
- ‘Cumbernauld Media catch up with Gala Day organising committee’ - published on Tuesday 10th July 2012. Available to read here: http://2012.cumbernauldmedia.com/cumbernauld-news/070-cumbernauld-media-catch-up-with-gala-day-organising-committee.
- ‘Cumbernauld Gala Day organisers hope for nice weather’ - published on Thursday 12th July 2012. Available to read here: http://2012.cumbernauldmedia.com/cumbernauld-news/076-cumbernauld-gala-day-organisers-hope-for-nice-weather.
- ‘2012 Cumbernauld Gala Day is huge hit’ - published on Monday 16th July 2012. Available to read here: http://2012.cumbernauldmedia.com/cumbernauld-news/092-2012-cumbernauld-gala-day-is-huge-hit.
- ‘Gallery: Cumbernauld Gala Day 2012’ - published on Monday 16th July 2012. Available to read here: http://2012.cumbernauldmedia.com/cumbernauld-news/093-gallery-cumbernauld-gala-day-2012.
- ‘Cumbernauld Media talk to Gala Day Queen Heather MacQueen’ - published on Monday 16th July 2012. Available to read here: http://2012.cumbernauldmedia.com/cumbernauld-news/094-cumbernauld-media-talk-to-gala-day-queen-heather-macqueen.
- ‘Date is announced for Cumbernauld Gala Day 2013’ - published on Tuesday, 26th February, 2013. Available to read here: http://www.cumbernauld-media.com/article/417-date-is-announced-for-cumbernauld-gala-day-2013.
- ‘Cumbernauld Gala's organisers invite bookings for stalls’ - published on Wednesday, 8th May, 2013. Available to read here: http://www.cumbernauld-media.com/article/598-cumbernauld-gala-s-organisers-invite-bookings-for-stalls.
- ‘2013 Cumbernauld Gala Day to be "the best ever", as Queen and Princesses are named’ - published on Monday, May 27th, 2013. Available to read here: http://www.cumbernauld-media.com/article/692-2013-cumbernauld-gala-day-to-be-the-best-ever-as-queen-and-princesses-are-named.
- ‘'See Me' campaign's volunteer appeal; alliance announce a soon-to-be "strong attendance" at Cumbernauld Gala Day’ - published on Thursday, May 30th, 2013. Available to read here: http://www.cumbernauld-media.com/article/699-see-me-campaign-s-volunteer-appeal-alliance-announce-a-soon-to-be-strong-attendance-at-cumbernauld-gala-day.
- ‘Four days 'til Cumbernauld Gala Day 2013’ - published on Tuesday, July 9th, 2013. Available to read here: http://www.cumbernauld-media.com/article/843-four-days-til-cumbernauld-gala-day-2013.
- ‘Basking in the sun; Cumbernauld Gala Day 2013 is best Gala yet’ - published on Tuesday, July 16th, 2013. Available to read here: http://www.cumbernauld-media.com/article/864-basking-in-the-sun-cumbernauld-gala-day-2013-is-best-gala-yet.
- ‘In pictures: Cumbernauld Gala Day 2013’ - published on Tuesday, July 16th, 2013. Available to read here: http://www.cumbernauld-media.com/article/865-in-pictures-cumbernauld-gala-day-2013.
- ‘A close shave at the 2013 Cumbernauld Gala Day’ - published on Tuesday, July 16th, 2013. Available to read here: http://www.cumbernauld-media.com/article/866-a-close-shave-at-the-2013-cumbernauld-gala-day.
- ‘In pictures: A close shave at the 2013 Cumbernauld Gala Day’ - published on Tuesday, July 16th, 2013. Available to read here: http://www.cumbernauld-media.com/article/867-in-pictures-a-close-shave-at-the-2013-cumbernauld-gala-day.
- Contact Cumbernauld Community Forum about the Gala Day: http://cumbernauldcf.wordpress.com/contact-us/.
- Cumbernauld Community Forum on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cumbernauldforum.
- Cumbernauld Community Forum website: http://cumbernauldcf.wordpress.com/.
- Cumbernauld Gala Day on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CumbernauldGalaDay.
- Cumbernauld Gala Day website: http://cumbernauldcf.wordpress.com/cumbernauld-gala-day/.
- Cumbernauld Television’s coverage of the 2012 Cumbernauld Gala Day Opening Parade and Crowning: http://youtu.be/iWJIR_NHLqo.
- Cumbernauld Television interview with Laura Wallace, Gala Day co-ordinator in 2012: http://youtu.be/7_sV776Nmfs.