Antigonish Highland Games

Posted at 8:20 am on July 14, 2017

The 154th edition of the Antigonish Highland Games has wrapped up after a week of music, competition and community support. Through the rain and high temperatures, all events went off without any major hitches.
Tammy Beaton is the executive director with the Highland Society. She says community spirit is prevalent during weeks such as the Highland Games; to which she thanks everyone in the area who helped out:
Beaton says the new culture and arts village was a great success and will be something to build off of next year. It offered people the chance to explore the Mi’kmaq, Acadian, Scottish,Gaelic and Dutch cultures of Antigonish Town and County.

Posted at 10:11 am on July 7, 2017

The Antigonish Highland Games is adding a multicultural element to this year’s event.  Thanks to a Canada 150 grant, tents will be set up this weekend at Columbus Field celebrating Mi’kmaq, Acadian, Scottish,Gaelic and Dutch cultures in Antigonish Town and County.
Highland Society Executive Director Tammy Beaton says there will be a number of activities in the tent Friday and Saturday.
Admission to the tents are free.  It’s just before main gate to the games at Columbus field.  A schedule of activities in the tent will be posted on the Antigonish Highland Games web site.

Posted at 1:57 pm on June 30, 2017

The calendar turns to July tomorrow, which means we are just a few days away from celebrating the 154th version of the Highland Games. This year will feature many traditional events, but there are a few new ones for residents and visitors to check out.
Tammy Beaton is executive Director with the Highland Society. The new family culture and arts village will bring cultural groups together to highlight cultural practises. She says this is a great way to display skills and stories during the Highland Games week:
The family culture and arts village takes place next Friday and Saturday. 989 XFM is a proud media sponsor for the 154th Highland Games.