Keep the Tradition Alive!
At the Tattoo, we strive to celebrate and honour those who serve. By supporting the show, you’re making a direct investment in that mission.
For 40 years, the Tattoo has been dazzling audiences by bringing Canada’s rich history and culture to life. As a not-for-profit and registered charity, we need your help to keep the tradition alive. Whether you’re an individual wishing to donate, or a company interested in sponsorship opportunities, your support is vital and greatly appreciated.
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Donating is easy! You can call 902-420-1114, donate online using PayPal, or mail a cheque to:
The Nova Scotia International Tattoo Foundation
Unit 6 - 10 Morris Drive
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
For more information, please contact us.
Your donation can be allocated to any program of your choice!
The Youth Pipes & Drums initiative was created by the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo Foundation to ensure the piping and drumming tradition continues in our younger generations. The program offers instruction and training to youth aged 7 to 17. It is coordinated out of Halifax and currently offers instruction in four areas - Halifax Metro, Sydney, the Valley, and the Chester area, with hopes of expanding further.
The Tattoo Foundation sponsors this program with the goal of training pipers and drummers to take part in the Tattoo as part of the Nova Scotia Pipes & Drums, or the Black Watch Pipes & Drums as they graduate from the youth group. Additionally, the program feeds into community pipe bands around the province, including the professional-level and competitive pipe bands.
Founded in 2010, the Youth Pipes & Drums program has been a tremendous success and is critical in rejuvenating piping and drumming in parts of the province where its existence was at risk. With first-rate expertise, guidance and instruction, some students of the program will go on to be among the ranks of world’s finest professional pipers and drummers.
Your support is critical to the success of this program and covers the cost of instruction, instruments, space rental, music and costume.
The Tickets for Youth program allows youth to see the Tattoo who otherwise would not have had the opportunity.
With the help of donations and sponsors, tickets are provided to youth groups and clubs such as school band programs, the Canadian Cadet organizations, Boy Scouts and Girl Guides, Big Brothers and Big Sisters, 4-H clubs and many others.
Donations to a specific group can be arranged. Please contact us to discuss.
The Nova Scotia Tattoo Foundation supports the long-term viability of the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo – its goal ensures the Tattoo continues to run forever. The Foundation provides financial and other support to the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo Society, and helps provide a stable financial base for the ongoing operation of the Tattoo and various programming.
The Foundation aims to develop and support projects that reflect and promote the historical, cultural and multicultural heritage of Nova Scotia and of Canada. It also contributes to and promotes a vibrant and richer performing arts community on which the Tattoo can draw.