End of an Era

And A New Beginning


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 and sponsors who helped bring them together and make the games happen.

 




Final Fairwell

Hurricane Highland Games Extravaganza

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

 

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

 

Hope you didn't miss it!

 



Ceilidh Dance Party 2020

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.



Other News


Cinderella - A British Style Pantomime



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

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








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We were sad to hear of the passing of Allison MacLeod who was one of our amazing volunteers with the Highland Dancers. She will be greatly missed

Our thoughts are with Allison's family.