Colchester Highland Games & Gathering


The Colchester Highland Games & Gathering Committee will be holding their

Annual General Meeting at the

Bible Hill Village Hall,

69 Pictou Road,

Bible Hill

on Thursday September 26th 2019 @ 7pm. 

 

We are looking for anyone interested in sitting on our board of directors or anyone who would like to assist in the coordination of the games & gathering.

 

This meeting is open to all members of the general public.

 

If you would like any further information or to register your interest,

please contact us HERE 



Date change 2020

We are considering a change of date in 2020.  Do you have a date you would like to see the games in Colchester? 

If so let us know HERE


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 is not only a

SPORTING EVENT (Heavyweights Maritime Championship, Wrestling, Tug O War & Athletics)

but also brings 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...

 

Come Celebrate Your Culture & Heritage

 

 


Ceilidh Dance Party - Stay tuned for a new date


Hurricane Dorian

Highland games extravaganza




Amateur Piping Competition

 

 In 2020 the Games & Gathering are hosting an amateur piping competition.  

 

It is open to all pipers with pipes of any description.

The competition will be judged by a celebrity judge.

 

Apply to enter HERE for 2020 games and

 the chance of winning a cash prize.

 

 

Open for Buskers/Local Talent

 

Anyone who lives locally and has a talent that you would like to show off are now invited to set up at the 2020 games. 

Pay the admission fee and set up your hat and collect some cash!

 

Information & application form available HERE

 


Volunteer


Interested in getting involved with the planning and implementation of our 2020 Games?

email us HERE  fill in the form HERE or see our volunteers page HERE for detailed coordinator job descriptions and positions open.  we are also looking for on the day volunteers.

Drop in Meetings take place at 7pm in the Bible Hill Village Hall, 67 Pictou Road on the last Thursday of every month. (except December)

These meetings are very informal & Everyone is welcome.

 

Our Games are entirely run by volunteers who fundraise throughout the year in order to pay for services required to continue to make this event the

'Best Games in the Maritimes' 

The games supports local businesses, musicians, athletes, children & more... help us continue to provide this event by attending our fundraisers and the games themselves or by sponsoring one of the Games events.

  We appreciate all contributions no matter how BIG or small.

 


NEWS UPDATES & INFORMATION

TWITTER FEED


 

PLEASE NOTE

 

CEILIDH DANCE PARTY

 

Now postponed due to Hurricane Dorian

 

Stay tuned for a new date shortly

 

We won't let this storm blow us away!

*****

 

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.

 

*****

 

Registration for 2020 Games

 

Vendors - $15 entry to games only - no space fee

 

 Non Profits - Free entry to games - no space fee

 

 Clans - Free Entry to games - no space fee

 

 Buskers - $15 entry to games only - no space fee

 

Highland Dance - Free entry for competitors only - competition fee applies - medals/cups

 

Solo Piping - Free entry for competitors - competition fee applies - Prize money/medal

 

Tug O War - $15 entry to games - Competition fee applies - Prize money/cup

 

Wife Carrying - $15 entry to games - competition fee applies - Prize money based on wt

 

Wrestling - Free entry for competitors only - Insurance fee if not registered with WNS - medal

 

Heavyweights - $15  Entry fee - Cup/medal/Tshirt

 

 

 

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Voted Best Games in the Maritimes 2017 by the

Federation of Scottish Culture

Come along and see our 'Twist on Tradition' in 2020

 

 




2019 Sponsors







Sponsor Colchesters Highland Games - Reap the Rewards

 

Would you like to see your name or company's name 

on the side of the Maritime Championship Caber? 

On a banner on our live music stage? 

On some of our athletes or volunteer T shirts?

Get mentioned throughout the day during the games?

Be in our programme?

Be on our field posters?

Featured on our Website?

 

With over 1500 visitors to our games your name will be out there

Don't miss out on this great opportunity.

 

For more information on partnering us in our quest to bring the most spectacular event to Colchester County go to the SPONSORS PAGE or contact us HERE

 

 

The Colchester Highland Games & Gathering will bring much needed

tourism, business & prestige to our county.  

 

Alternatively, Please come along and support one of our fundraising Events.