May the Games be­gin

The Glengarry News - - Garrynews -

All roads lead to Maxville this week­end (Au­gust 2 and 3) for the 72nd edi­tion of the Glen­garry High­land Games.

New this year will be the an­cient High­land art of fenc­ing with broadsword, which will be high­lighted dur­ing an Au­gust 2 An Cru­in­neachadh Sin­gle Stick Com­pe­ti­tion that will be­gin at 1 p.m.

The Fri­day night Tat­too will show­case Next Gen­er­a­tion Leahy as well as lo­cal talent, and a stir­ring mil­i­tary cer­e­mony.

Chills will run down spines when the Games will be of­fi­cially opened at noon Satur­day. As the massed bands march onto the in­field, the skirl of the pipes will fill the air. Spe­cial guests will be The Bri­gadoons, the group that has served as Glen­garry’s am­bas­sadors for decades.

About 20,000 peo­ple usu­ally at­tend the event which will cul­mi­nate with the sun­set clos­ing cer­e­mony again fea­tur­ing massed bands.

De­tails can be found in The Glen­garry News Glen­garry High­land Games sup­ple­ment, which was pub­lished July 24, and at glen­gar­ry­high­landgames.com

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