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#1 CarlonCouncil

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 10:08 PM

On the May long weekend (May 18-20) check out the 149th Victoria Highland Games and Celtic Festival which this year will feature the Canadian Heavy Events Championships!!

A full weekend of caber tossing, haggis hurling, kilted mile, kids events, piping, drumming, dancing, music, 2 beer gardens, whiskey school, vendors, food booths, clans....but the excitement begins the week before featuring a whole week of activities!!

May 12 – Victoria Tartan Parade (downtown Victoria)
May 13 – Kilted Golf Tournament (Highland Pacific Golf Course)
May 16 – Tilted Kilt Pub Crawl (downtown Victoria)
May 18 – Torchlight Clan Ceremony (Provincial Legislature Buildings)
May 19 – Highland Games & Celtic Festival (Topaz Park)
May 20 – Highland Games & Celtic Festival (Topaz Park)
Update: The Canadian Heavy Events Championship will be held May 19-20 at the Victoria Highland Games & Celtic Festival.

I will be Captaining one of the Pub Crawl tour groups, I will be tossing cabers, stones and hammers on the Saturday am, and I will be on the mic all weekend long!! Come on by, rain or shine and say hello!!

For more details:
http://victoriahighlandgames.com/

Carl

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#2 CarlonCouncil

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 11:19 PM

Never been to the Games, here is a taste of what you can expect to see over the 2 days:

http://www.youtube.c...d&v=rAlARQzEsqE

Carl

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#3 CarlonCouncil

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 09:36 PM

Advance tickets for the Victoria Highland Games on sale now at a discounted price at the Strath liquor store.

Carl

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#4 CarlonCouncil

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 06:45 PM

Register Today for our Kilted Golf Tourney

The Victoria Highland Games & Celtic Festival is excited to announce it’s latest event for our week-long celebration of Scottish culture: the 1st Annual Kilted Golf Tournament.
The tournament will be held on Sunday, May 13, 2012 at the Highland Pacific Golf Course in beautiful View Royal. Please note that some of the times have changed with Registration starting at 1:30 with golfers on their carts by 2:45 and a shotgun start at 3:00.
The day will wrap up with prizes and a delicious dinner at 6:00. Prize donations are starting to roll in including a full set of golf clubs donated by the great people at the James Bay Inn.
Registration is $75 which includes 9 holes of golf, power cart, practice balls, dinner and a prize. Format is a 4 person scramble. Wear a kilt and be entered for a special prize. Each entry will receive one complimentary admission to the Victoria Highland Games and Celtic Festival.
Click here to download an entry form. Deadline for registration is May 4, 2012. For more information please contact Lori MacKenzie.

http://victoriahighl...rney-announced/

Games Advance Tickets currently on sale at the Strath Liquor Store as well as Vision 2000 Travel Group.

Carl

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#5 CarlonCouncil

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 10:38 PM

Two items of interest for the VV crew:
  • Tartan Parade - This Saturday, starting at 11am from Centennial/Spirit Square, and marching down Gov't St with dancers, pipe band and yes, heavy events athletes...complete with a caber that we will be tossing on the lawns of the Legislature!! Great event that kicks off a week of activities leading up to the Games weekend!
  • 2nd Annual Tilted Kilt Pubcrawl - I will be Captain of the Blue Squad and we still have tickets left for my group! Message me if you are interested, $30 gets you a t-shirt and a beer in each of our destinations: Bart's, Penny Farthing, Irish Times and the Bard. Last year was epic!! Don't miss out on the action this year!!
For more details: www.victoriahighlandgames.com

Carl

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#6 CarlonCouncil

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 10:12 PM

Well, we survived the 2nd Annual Tilted Kilt Pubcrawl last night!! Close to 200 of us made stops at 4 local pubs, and great times were had by all!! Already planning for next year!!

Check out this year's Shaw promo video:

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=KSfDhWr-U2A

Next up on the agenda, the torchlight ceremony tomorrow night on the lawns of the legislature at 7pm!!

Then the Games begin at 8:00am at Topaz on both Saturday and Sunday!! See you there!!

Carl

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#7 CarlonCouncil

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 09:54 PM

On behalf of the Victoria Highland Games Association, I would like to thank everybody who came out this past weekend to support the Victoria Highland Games and Celtic Festival!! The crowds on Saturday in the sunshine were huge, even larger than the saturday during the World Championships in 2010!! All of the athletes from Pro to Amateur spoke very highly of their experiences in our city and also from the fans at the games during the Heavy Events competition!! Already starting the plans for next year, the 150th year of the event!! It's going to be HUGE!!

Carl

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#8 Barra

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 08:33 PM

I had a great time there on Saturday. Loved the historic display, the clan displays, the merchants booths, the sheep dog trials and the duck herding. Hilarious!
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#9 CarlonCouncil

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 10:09 PM

@Barra - Glad you enjoyed yourself, hope to see you back in 2013 as we look to go even bigger for the 150th Anniversary of the Victoria Highland Games!!

Carl

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#10 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 09 May 2022 - 05:44 AM

Holy haggis! 159th Victoria Highland Games Celtic Festival is back

 

World-class festival returns to Topaz Park May 21 and 22

 

https://www.vicnews....stival-is-back/



#11 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 19 May 2022 - 05:22 AM

The Victoria Highland Games and Celtic Festival go this ­Saturday and Sunday at Topaz Park. The Strathcona Mounted Troop will be there, too.

 

 

https://www.timescol...ted-fun-5385568



 



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