2017 Itinerary - Highland Games & Gathering

Colchester Highland Games & Gathering - Sept 9th

       Honorary Chieftan of the Games – Chief Bob Gloade 


8.00am    Gates open.

10.30am -    Parade begins on St David’s Ave – Pictou Rd – Jennifer Dr ending at main stage.

11.00am -    Opening Ceremonies




11.30am    84th Regiment of Foot 2nd Division Re-enactors


12.00am    Colchester Legion Pipe Band


12.30pm   RCMP Dog Display


1.00pm     Nova Scotia Highlanders Pipe Band


2.00pm     84th Regiment of Foot 2nd Division Re-enactors 18TH Century


2.30pm     Nova Scotia Highlanders Tactical Assault Display 21st century


3.30pm   -    Clan Farquharson Pipe Band


4.00pm     Gallus Gael Re-enactors


4.30pm   -    Nova Scotia Highlanders Pipe Band


5.00pm   -    Closing Ceremony


Throughout the day


84th Regiment of Foot 2nd Division Living History Encampment – Life in the 17oo’s


Sea Cadets Display




9.00am - 12.00pm :- OLD SCOTIA HEAVYWEIGHTS


Braemar Stone


56lb Weight for Distance


22lb Hammer


Competition Caber (Qualifier)


12.00pm– 1.00pm Children’s Mini Highland Games (up to age 11 yrs only) Register at Heavyweights tent in main arena 2 next to the 'Nissan Titan Truck'


Hammer Throw


Clachneart Stone Throw


1.00pm – 4.45pm :- Old Scotia Heavyweights


Open Stone


28lb Weight for Distance


16lb Hammer


56lb Weight for Height


Challenge Caber (Final)


Ogilvie Stone


Throughout the Day – Ogilvie Stone Challenge – First person to raise the stone to their shoulder wins the cash prize.  Register at the Heavyweights tent next to the ‘Nissan Titan Truck’






Bairns Battles Register at Athletics tent on Main Arena 3


2.00pm – 2.30pm  Beach Flags


2.30pm – 3.15pm Circuit Sprints


Under 4                  60m sprint


4 -  7 yrs Boys        100m sprint


4 -  7 yrs Girls        100m sprint


8 – 11ys Boys        200m sprint


8 -  11 yrs Girls       200m sprint


12 – 14yrs Boys      400m sprint


12 -  14yrs Grils     400m sprint


3.15pm – 4.00pm Adult Races – Register at Athletics tent on Main Arena 3


400m Sprint Women


400m Sprint Men


200m Kilted Dash


Highland Dance Competition ( under the hexagonal tent )


Judges – Dana Gamache (ON) & Kelly Monson (ON)


8.00am                   Registration


8.30am                   Dancing Begins


Intermediate          Fling/Barracks/Laddie/Hornpipe


Premier                  Village Maid/Blue Bonnets/Earl of Errol/Irish Jig


12.30pm                 Registration


Primary                  16 Pas de Bas, Pas de Bas & Highcuts/Fling/Sword


Beginner                Fling/Sword/Seann Triubhas/Lilt


Novice                   Fling/Sword/Seann Triubhas/Flora


Please Note – There will be a short break at 11.00


to accommodate the opening ceremonies.




Tug O War Competition


12.30am              Registration


1.00pm              Qualifiers


4.00pm                Final


4.45pm                Winners vs Heavyweights




10.15am      Good Times Fiddlers


11.00am      Opening Ceremony


11.30am      Clann An Drumma


11.50am      Mi’kmaq Dancers & Drummers


12.20am      Lindsay Johnstone


1.15pm        Greene School of Irish Dancers


1.35pm        Acadian Group


2.00pm        Clann An Drumma


3.05pm        Tayla Kelly


3.45pm        Drum Runners


4.30pm        Colchester Highland Dance


4.50pm        Awards Ceremonies


5.00pm        Closing Statement




Craft Fair – Local Crafters, Acadian, Scottish, Canadian & Mi’kmaq crafts


Food Trucks - For all your culinary delights


Clan Alley with guest book to sign at Clan Donald tent


Games Memorabilia & Colchester Nova Scotia Tartan Tent – take a keepsake home




7.30pm - 11.00pm - Ceilidh Dance Party - Holiday Inn, Prince St, Truro