Ceilidh Dance Party 2020

The Colchester Highland Games & Gathering Society

 

would like to invite all our volunteers supporters and their families to our

 

Ceilidh Dance Party

 

On January 18th at 7pm in the

Holiday Inn, Prince St, Truro

With   

Music by 

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

 




Cinderella - A British Style Pantomime


Our 2nd annual British Style Pantomime

 

CINDERELLA

 

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.



Hurricane Highland Games Extravaganza

Due to Hurricane Dorian the highland games was cancelled in 2019.

 

 

BUT - WAIT - WE DIDN'T LET THE STORM BLOW US AWAY!

 

On Friday, September 6th we hosted a

 

HURRICANE DORIAN HIGHLAND GAMES EXTRAVAGANZA

 

which took place at the Civic Square Truro from

6pm until 10pm

 

Events included

 

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

 

Craft Vendors

 

& a special performance by

 

Clann An Drumma

 

 This event was FREE - yes F.R.E.E.

 

Hope you didn't miss it!

 



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. 

 



NEWS UPDATES & INFORMATION


 

Chieftan O the Games

 

2019 marks 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

of 

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.

 

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2019 Sponsors








James & Linda Finnie presenting Kyle Olsen with the certificate for his custom made kilt.
James & Linda Finnie presenting Kyle Olsen with the certificate for his custom made kilt.

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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.