All tickets will be electronically sent to the pipe band contacts this week, July 24 to 28, 2017.Read More
In a little more than a week, the streets of Maxville will be bumper-to-bumper as excited fans head to this year’s 70th edition of the Glengarry Highland Games. For two full days, August 4th and 5th, the sounds of pipes and audience cheers will fill the air as the annual celebration of all things Scottish takes place. One of the best-attended events at the Games is the Scottish Fiddle program which promises an exciting schedule over the two days.Read More
This year we are introducing The Nate MacRae Memorial Rugby Tournament. We still need some more players to make this event a success. If you, or someone you know, would like to take part contact Alex deWitt at Alexander.firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also contact Alex with any questions.
See our Rugby page for further information.Read More
One of the most exciting and colourful events at the Games is the Heavyweights and the Games provide a complete slate of competitions. All divisions (Master, Open Pro., Women, and Amateur) compete in heavyweight events that are judged by the same rules and regulations. However, the number of events competed in, as well as the size of some of the implements used in these various divisions will differ.Read More
As the Games approach we want to remind you about the competitions for our youngest fans. The Track and Field, and Junior Heavyweights now have online registration. These events are always a hit with the competitors and the cheering crowds. You're never too young to brag that you competed at Glengarry!Read More
Seats for the 2:00 pm whisky tasting are now half sold. Each of these seatings, 2:00 pm and 4:00pm, can only accommodate 40 participants. If you are considering signing up act quickly to get the seating time of your choice.
Whether you're a whisky connoisseur, or this will be your first time at an event like this, all are welcome. See our Whisky Tasting page for details on the whiskies we will compare this year.Read More
As the Glengarry Highland Games prepares to celebrate its 70th year on August 4th and 5th, the many planning committees are working to make it an outstanding show for everyone who attends. Added to the traditional Games events of piping, drumming, dancing and heavyweights are several events that have grown to be much anticipated attractions of the Games.Read More
Now that Canada is officially 150 and the July 1st festivities have kicked off a summer of activities, the next major celebration for many will be the Glengarry Highland Games as it unfolds its 70th edition.
Along with a host of special events highlighting the Games history and Scots Contributions to Canada, the Games has lined up an outstanding list of celtic entertainers for this year’s Friday Night Tattoo on August 4th in Maxville.Read More
The Grand Winner is Joan McKay with her husband Stuart on the Great Wall of China, followed closely by The Higgins boys on the beach with their surfboards and in third place, Suzanne and Jon Rioch with the March skier.Read More
Announcing our April Where’s Glengarry Scot got a little lost in the preparations for this year’s great 70th Games celebration, but here they are - The winner is Joan McKay for her two wonderful photos taken on the Great Wall of China. Joan who attended the first Games (in a way) gives this background to her photos:Read More
Did you, or someone you know, attend the very first Glengarry Highland Games in 1948? If so, and you have not contacted us, please do so before July 1, 2017 at email@example.com. See our earlier post for complete details.
Also, we are still looking for old photos of The Games up until the 1980s. We have had some wonderful photo memories submitted to the Glengarry Archives. We would still like more! For details please see our earlier News item.Read More
For nearly 20 years the Glengarry Highland Games Patrons Program has raised funds to maintain and improve our facilities.
Thanks to our Patrons our grounds have never looked better. Our new covered Bronze-level patio has been enjoyed by many taking in the sights and sounds of The Games. The maintenance never ends though, and our desire to keep improving for you never stops.
We offer four Patron levels to accommodate those of you who wish to take part.Read More
Registration for the 2nd Annual Up The Glens 5k Kilt Run is now open!
Once again our run will be a 5K of mainly trail route. Runners will begin and end in front of the grandstands as the crowd gathers for the closing massed bands of the 70th Glengarry Highland Games.
Runners are expected to run in a kilt. A lighter kilt will be available to buy from an on-site vendor. Also, a limited number of kilts will be available on loan for the race.
This is an officially timed race with prizes for the top three male and female participants.
Register through The Running Room now through August 2nd.Read More
Attention highland dancers past and present. Our Dancing committee needs your help!
They are creating a slideshow in recognition of the 70th Glengarry Highland Games. It will run during this year's competitions.Read More
Did you know that the Glengarry Highland Games offers whisky tasting? Everyone is welcome - whether you're a connoisseur or a first-time sampler! Details about this year's whiskies and seating times are on our Whisky Tasting page.
You can now sign-up through our website. Reserve your seat soon!Read More
There are so many photos taken at the Games each year. The Games photographers alone take a few thousand. We’re looking for photographs from the early years of the Games that will give a view into how the Games looked in the first years as well as the 50s, 60s, 70s, & 80s. If you have photos that you would like to share from those years, the Games would welcome them. The photos would be used to illustrate our history at different events, for the Games 70th celebration video and on our website and social media.Read More
Nearly 10,000 people inundated Maxville for the first Glengarry Highland Games in 1948. The organizers had hoped for a few thousand in their attempt to revitalize the Scottish traditions and sports in Glengarry. The grounds were overflowing with people, the vendors were quickly sold out, and villagers and local farmers handed out food and water. The pipers and dancers performed surrounded by swarms of people vying to get a good view. When Prime Minister William Lyon MacKenzie King’s car entered the field it could hardly make progress through the throngs. All in all, the first Games were a resounding success.Read More
We're into May and about to wrap up this year's 'Where is Glengarry Scot?' photo contest. In case you forget to submit your photo for this month we'll accept entries until Friday, May 5, 2017 for the April round.Read More