This Labour Day long weekend, Canmore Highland Games (CHG) will roll out its 30th annual festival. They are committed to creating a safe, fun environment for all to enjoy Celtic Culture at its finest. After a great deal of anticipation, CHG are excited to announce the 2021 program of events. Saturday evening, the Taste of the Highlands Food and Drink Festival will feature regional wine, beer, and scotch whisky vendors in The Wild Rose Festival Tent. On Sunday, there will be no Highland Dance competition, however, there will be dance demonstrations throughout the day and a Massed Fling on the center field in the afternoon. Regional Pipes and Drums Bands will perform exhibition-style throughout the day. New for this year, we will be offering a Drum Major Workshop, and a couple of select participants will have the honour of joining the bands for the closing ceremonies. Heavy Sports will be competition as usual, with regional athletes battling for the top spot.
The Games will see a British Car and Motorcycle Show and Sheep Dog Demonstrations, and a Tug o’ War contest. Guests will shop at the Celtic Market, meet Clan representatives, and sample a wide array of delicious food from local vendors. Celtic bands Fraid Knot and Cabot’s Crossing will grace the stage through the day punctuated by the ever-popular Scotch Tasting presented by The Famous Grouse. On Sunday evening, CHG throw a Ceilidh for the record books with Canadian Celtic rock band The Arcana Kings. The Canmore Highland Games welcomes everyone to join us in a celebration this September. After a long period of collective struggle and sacrifice, it is time to raise a toast to our freedom.
The 30th Annual Canmore Highland Games will take place September 4-5, in Canmore, Alberta. For details see: www.canmorehighlandgames.ca