Archive for May, 2011

Victoria Highland Games & Celtic Festival

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

HeavyEvents_HeatherAncelet17The 148th Victoria Highland Games & Celtic Festival is a great weekend for the entire family. We want to share our love of Scottish culture, entertain you and give you a great value for money. Here is a list of some of the things you will find over the two days:

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Planned Saturday events include kilted mile athletics, tug of war competition, haggis hurling competition, sheep dog herding competition, first day of the Victoria International Heavy Events Challenge presented by Lighthouse Brewing Company, Amateur B and Novice heavy event competition, pipe band performances, falconry and swordfighting demonstrations, cultural and heritage presentations, and Scottish and Celtic dance, music and entertainment activities. Large free children entertainment area. Scottish and Celtic vendor (food and goods) along with 2 beer gardens and a single malt whisky tasting school.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Sunday is the traditional Scottish Games and features competitions in highland dancing, bagpiping and drumming; massed pipe band performances and a spectacular opening ceremonies at noon with massed pipebands and the Fraser Highlanders cannon and musket demonstration (you may even see skydivers too!). The second day of the Victoria International Heavy Events Challenge presented by Lighthouse Brewing Company will occur along with an Open/Amateur A, Master’s Mens, and Women’s heavy event competition. In addition the great entertainment activities and hospitality from Saturday keeps on going!

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Victoria Tartan Parade

Friday, May 13th, 2011

TartanParade3tThe 7th annual Victoria Tartan Parade will be held on May 14, 2011 and features local pipebands, highland dancers, and heavy event athletes and Scottish related organizations.

The parade promotes Scottish culture and the 148th Victoria Highland Games & Celtic Festival to be held on May 21 and 22 at Victoria’s Topaz Park.

Leaving Centennial Square (Victoria City Hall) at 11am, the parade will proceed down Government Street to the Parliament Buildings lawns. Around 11:30am, the pipe bands will march and play tunes, dancers will do a massed Highland Fling, and the caber will be tossed!

This is a free event and will be a colourful spectacle.

Stay tuned for more info on the 148th Victoria Highland Games & Celtic Festival!