As many of you may know the Colchester Highland Games & Gathering Society had it's last meeting late 2019
Due to some of the major roles in the society and board positions remaining unfilled we had no option but
to dissolve the society.
Sad as this was for many of us who had worked hard over the last 4 years to bring this event to the Colchester area, many of the events that made up the whole will continue:-
Colchester Highland Dance, Several Nova Scotia Pipe Bands, Nova Scotia Heavyweights, Canada Games Wrestling (originally Sprawlers), Greene Irish Dance, Gallus Gael Living History, Truro Cadets and the
Nova Scotia Highlanders to name a few will all continue in their own right.
We would like to thank all of them for their support over the last few years and a HUGE thank you to all the volunteers who helped bring them together and make the games happen.
Not to be disheartened though, out of the ashes will spring a new venture...
We are pleased to announce that coming 2020
Truro will be the home of a brand new
COLCHESTER CELTIC ARTS COMMUNITY.
Plans are currently underway for the following classes:-
Scottish Highland Dance
Celtic History & Culture Variety Sessions
Lalland Scots Language
Bagpipes for beginners
Folk Music (guitar) for beginners
Living History - Costume, History, Culture
All classes will take place at the
St Johns Anglican Church Hall
corner of Church and Prince Street, Truro
on Mondays and Wednesdays
NOTE: Due to the Corona Virus Pandemic our classes will now start later than planned.
Our first and foremost concern is that we keep the members of our community safe and free from this devastating virus.
For more information, details of our brand new website and curriculum stay tuned
Due to Hurricane Dorian the highland games was cancelled in 2019.
WE DIDN'T LET THE STORM BLOW US AWAY!
On Friday, September 6th we hosted a special free event which took place at the Civic Square Truro from
6pm until 10pm
Tossing the Caber
Highland Dance Performance
Kids Races - Sack Race/Egg & Spoon Race
A record breaking chainsaw juggle by
Ian Stewart of Truro
Tug O War Competition
'Wife' Carrying Competition
Gallus Gael Historical Re-enactment
& a special performance by
Clann An Drumma
Hope you didn't miss it!
On January 18th at 7pm in the
Holiday Inn, Prince St, Truro
New Scotland Ceilidh Band
We had a great Ceilidh dance
There were lots of door prizes including Colchester NS tartan limited edition scarves and highland games t-shirts
The winner of our grand prize -a custom made Colchester NS kilt worth over $1000 was won by Kyle Olsen
Our 2nd annual British Style Pantomime
Marigold Theatre, Truro
December 6th, 7th & 8th 2019.
Polish your glass slippers and dust off your coach and join us for this glittering musical comedy for the whole family.
It's the fairy godmother of all pantomimes
Watch out it's about to get ugly!
Truro Pantomime Theatre supports local charities with this venture
Tickets available at
www.marigoldcentre.ca or The Marigold Theatre Box Office, Prince St. Truro
If you only go to one stage production this year, make it this one!
Delighting audiences in the Uk for generations with it's slapstick style humour, great music to sing along to - where you never know what's going to happen next!
Christmas just isn't Christmas in the UK without a Pantomime - make this your Christmas tradition.
The COLCHESTER HIGHLAND GAMES & GATHERING was not only a
SPORTING EVENT (Heavyweights Maritime Championship, Wrestling, Tug O War & Athletics)
but also brought you
DANCE (Irish, Scottish Highland, Mik'maq & Ceilidh)
MUSIC (Pipe Bands, Live Music Stage with Internationally acclaimed artists & local Acts)
HISTORICAL RE-ENACTORS (18th century sword & muskets & modern warfare)
ARCHERY, FOOD TRUCKS, CRAFT FAIR, WORKSHOPS & Much, Much more...
Over the last three years our local community has worked hard and put on some amazing fundraising events in order to bring you the best
Highland Games & Gathering in the Maritimes.
We hope you didn't miss any of the action.
Chieftan O the Games
2019 marked the 75th anniversary of
The Battle of Normandy
in which Canada suffered a great loss of life.
We therefore felt it only fitting that we give this honour to
Lt Col Colin Todd
The Nova Scotia Highlanders
Chief Bob Gloade (2017/18 Chieftan-left) receiving a Plaque from Lt Col Colin Todd (right) at the 2018 games to commemorate the contribution of the Mi'kmaq in the Canadian Armed Forces.
We were sad to hear of the passing of Allison MacLeod when was one of our amazing volunteers with the Highland Dancers. She will be greatly missed
Our thoughts are with Allison's family.