29th Annual festival of Scottish heritage also includes Taste of the Highlands and The Ceilidh
CANMORE, AB, The Canmore Highland Games announced today the addition of a new British Car and Motorcycle Show to its already popular Labour Day Weekend mountain festival. For the first time ever, the British Car Show will be part of the Celtic festival that celebrates Scottish Heritage and Entertainment.
The must-attend events of the festival include: Taste of the Highlands (Saturday, August 31), an evening of wine, scotch, beer and food tasting with 90 local and international wines and scotches from the world. The Canmore Highland Games (Sunday, September 1st, 8 am to 6 pm) a full day of highland dancing, piping and drumming, tug of war, clan tents, Celtic vendors, traditional food and beverages, food trucks and beer gardens and The Ceilidh (September 1st, 6 pm to 11 pm).
Now in its 28th year, having started in 1991, this weekend-long celebration of community pride and history has become a main highlight of the summer events calendar in Canmore and Alberta.
“We’ve added something new to an already popular event so we encourage people to buy tickets soon to avoid disappointment,” says Sandy Bunch, director, Canmore Highlands Games.
Photo caption: The impressive Canmore Highland Games Tug of War Event
Photo credit: Malcolm Scottish Society
The British Car Show is on September 1st and is in collaboration with the Rolling Sculpture Car Club. Registration is open to anyone with a British Car or Motorcycle online at canmorehighlandgames.ca. It costs $20 to enter and proceeds will be donated to charity as decided upon by the Rolling Sculpture Car Club.
The Canmore Highland Games is a place where families can enjoy quality time together the last weekend before school starts. Lending to the charm of the event The Canmore Highland Games take place on true high ground at over 1500 meters elevation in easily the most stunning part of the Canadian Rockies.
Canmore’s Scottish heritage traces back to 1884 when Donald A. Smith officially named the town after King Malcolm “Canmore” III of Scotland. During King Malcolm’s rule, The Highland Games were born to find Scotland’s most durable subjects in order to serve as the King’s messenger. Now the tradition continues as a celebration of culture and community almost 1,000 years later.
Tickets for all events are available at: https://canmorehighlandgames.ca/tickets/
For more information, visit https://canmorehighlandgames.ca
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