Since 1977, the Calgary Chieftains have been Calgary’s GAA club. They are a sports and social club that promotes the traditional Irish sports of Gaelic Football and Hurling, and are fully affiliated to the GAA, through the Western Canada Divisional Board and are a registered Albertan Society (Calgary Chieftains: Gaelic Athletic Association Club). The club’s playing season runs from May to September, depending on pitch availability after the winter. Throughout these months the club trains, and competes in tournaments in Alberta, Western Canada and the USA.
The Chieftains also provide a great social scene throughout the year, and especially over the long winter months. The club always has something on, from quiz nights to trips to see the Calgary Flames or from Talent Nights to Ski Days. The Calgary Chieftains pride themselves on helping ‘new Calgarians’ settle into their surroundings, or just help people make some new friends.