There’s Something for Everyone at the Glengarry Highland Games

July 21, 2016
By Kassandra Blais

Cornwall, Ontario – With the largest Celtic event in the region drawing nearer, there’s no guessing where everyone will be during the weekend of July 29th and 30th. For more than 65 years, the Glengarry Highland Games, more commonly known as “The Games,” have been drawing thousands of visitors to the area with an exceptional display of music, dance, sports, fiddling, pageantry, and tradition.

The Glengarry tradition is full of Scottish culture and fun, with something for everybody to enjoy.

Competitions range from heavyweight events, Highland Dancing and piping and drumming. The Games also feature the largest massed pipe band in North America, with 1600 pipers and drummers performing together.

In addition to the competitions, Scottish Fiddling will take place on the various stages placed throughout the site, featuring young fiddlers from the area as well as special guest Kelli Trottier.

The Games will also feature live Celtic music with well-known artists including the Brigadoons, Bob and Ducky, Brand ‘N’ Port, Bang on the Ear and CÒIG.

That’s not all! More fun can be found during the Tug of War event, Whisky Tasting, the Kilt Run and the Tartan Ball.

This year, the Glengarry Highland Games is proud to announce Jody Mitic as their 2016 Guest of Honour. A 20-year Canadian Armed Forces veteran and Sniper Team Leader, Mitic has overcome incredible obstacles and has been a role model for many. After losing both his legs in 2007, Mitic has not allowed this to stop him from completing the Canada Army half marathon, competing in the Amazing Race Canada’s first season, founding the Never Quit Foundation and representing nearly 40,000 constituents as an Ottawa City Councillor.

Tickets Available Now!

The Games are located at the Maxville Fair Grounds about 30 minutes from Cornwall and will be taking place on Friday July 29th and Saturday July 30th. Tickets are $20 dollars per day at the gate, and children under 12 can get in free.

About the Glengarry Highland Games

The first Glengarry Highland Games were created in 1948 by a small group of local businessmen who wanted to ensure that the Scottish traditions would not be lost by the younger generations. Now the event attracts thousands of people to the small community of Maxville.

For more information about the Glengarry Highland Games, visit the following websites:

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