High­land Games and Fes­ti­val to be held this week­end

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - COMMUNITY -

The 2015 com­mit­tee has fi­nal­ized plans for the 151st High­land Games and Fes­ti­val, which will take place Aug. 1-2 at Lord Selkirk Park in El­don with fun for the whole fam­ily.

On Satur­day gates open at 8 a.m., and the golf­ing tour­na­ment gets un­der­way at Belfast High­land Greens. High­land danc­ing reg­is­tra­tion also be­gins at 8 a.m., with ju­nior ath­let­ics (track and field, ages 16 and un­der) be­gin­ning at 9:30 a.m.

Fol­low­ing the open­ing cer­e­monies at noon, the Belfast Pipe and Drum Band will start off the af­ter­noon with pip­ing in the park and will be joined by the NaGais­gich Pipes and Drums. The day will con­clude with a per­for­mance of the massed bands at 4-5 p.m.

The lassies com­pe­ti­tions and pre­sen­ta­tion of the tro­phy will get un­der­way at 1 p.m. The lad’s se­nior sport com­pe­ti­tions in­cludes the shot put, sheaf toss, bale toss, cabre toss, brae­mar stone and farm­ers walk, 2-5 p.m., with the win­ner re­ceiv­ing the Jim MacNeill Me­mo­rial Tro­phy and Plaque.

The Bea­cons­field Assem­bly — Scot­tish coun­try dancers — will demon­strate round dances and quadrilles be­gin­ning at 1 p.m.

On Sun­day, the step-danc­ing com­pe­ti­tions be­gin at 9 a.m., and the Kilted Pace will be held at Pinette race­way start­ing at 2 p.m.

The en­ter­tain­ers of the day will be the Ross Fam­ily. This con­cert will be held 1:30-4 p.m. in the tent at Lord Selkirk Park. The con­cert will also fea­ture a per­for­mance by the step dancer of the day

Food ven­dors and ar­ti­sans will be on site to sell their wares. Also, on site will be lo­cal his­tor­i­cal groups who will share their in­for­ma­tion with visi­tors and guests.

In the event of in­clement weather, some com­pe­ti­tions will be held at the Belfast Recre­ation Cen­tre, lo­cated on Garfield Road across from Cooper’s Red & White Store.

Ad­mis­sion is $10 for adults, $5 for stu­dents and free for un­der 12. A two-day pass is $15. Trans­porta­tion to the tent will be avail­able upon re­quest.

For in­for­ma­tion and a com­plete sched­ule of events, check out www.cale­do­nian­clubof­pei.

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