2018 Event Schedule

2018 Tentative Schedule – Times and Events are Subject to change. When this banner is removed all times and events will be final.

WEEKDAY ACTIVITIES – SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Saturday, 30 June, 2018

Sunday, 1 July, 2018

  • Two Days of Bike Races Time: TBA, Location: Riverside Speedway  Bike Races and NS Road Bike race. Additional information is provided under the Competition tag on the main page. Presented by East Coast Credit Union -This is a new event.
  • 10:30 AM Opening Church Service, St. James United Church, Main Street, Antigonish. All are welcome!
  • 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM Clan Thompson Pipe Band and Friends Concert, St. James United Church, Main Street, Antigonish

TUESDAY, 3 JULY, 2018

  • 9:00 AM Am Baile Mòr Highland Tour – Historic guided bus tour around Antigonish Town and County
  • 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Annual Salmon Dinner (you may request chicken) hosted by Clan Chisholm. Open to everyone. Location: Heatherton Community Centre in Heatherton, N.S.  Social 6:00 PM followed by dinner.
  • 9:00 PM – 12:00 Midnight Family Round and Square Dance   St. Mary’s Parish Hall, Maryvale

WEDNESDAY, 4 JULY, 2018

THURSDAY, 5 JULY, 2018

    • 1:00 PM Keppoch Hike
    • 7:00 PM Doors Open- Showtime 7:30 Ships of 1801 Society’s Keppoch Concert Production, Schwartz Hall, St. FX University
    • 6:00 PM Volunteer Training – 6pm Meet at The Entrance Tent , Main Street, Columbus Field
    • 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM The Heritage Association of Antigonish and the Antigonish Highland Society host a Ceilidh at the Antigonish Heritage Museum

 

WEEKEND SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

The dates listed for the Games are the correct 2018 dates. All events and times are tentative. This banner will be removed when times and events are confirmed.

FRIDAY, 6 JULY – Day 1 @ Columbus Field

      • 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM Tir Nan Og Athletic Activities
      • 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM Tir Nan Og Arts Workshops Presented by ____________
      • 2:00 PM Ceilidh Pub – Open
      • 6:00 PM 5-Mile Road Race Presented by Eastern Sanitation Ltd.
      • 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Antigonish Art Fair, Chisholm Park
      • 7:45 PM Official Opening of the 155th Antigonish Highland Games
      • 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM Concert Under the Stars, Molson Canadian Ceilidh Stage Presented by the Town of Antigonish and the County of Antigonish, Main Stage
      • 8:00 PM Ceilidh Pub – Open
      • 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM Concert Under the Stars, Main Stage Presented by the Town and County of Antigonish. Follwing Concert Under the Stars there will be a Ceilidh until 11pm

SATURDAY, 7 JULY – Day 2 @ Columbus Field

*Order of Competitions subject to change

      • 8:00 AM Clan Day Presented by R MacLean Forestry– Official Opening of Clan Day & Clan March
      • 8:00 AM Highland Dance Registration for Pre-Premier: Novice and Intermediate
      • 8:15 AM First Call for Highland Dance Pre-Premier: Novice and Intermediate
      • 8:30 AM Highland Dance Pre-Premier Presented by Riverside International Speedway: Novice and Intermediate Start
      • 8:50 AM Elite Mile Presented by Celtic Life
      • 9:00 AM Grand Street Parade Presented by the Chronicle Herald– St. FX to Columbus Field, Main Street
      • 10:00 AM Start of Day 1 Scottish Heavy Weight Events Competition Presented by The Casket– Braemar Stone
      • 11:00 AM Day 1 Scottish Heavy Weight Events Competition Presented by The Casket– Heavy Weight for Distance
      • 10:00 AM Activities and updates in Clan tent located on Columbus Field
      • 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM Family Cultural and Arts Workshops Presented by Sobeys- NEW
      • 10:30 AM New Scotland Open Championships (Ages Under 12) Presented by Riverside International Speedway
      • 10:30 AM Opening Ceremonies, Day 1 of Competition
      • 10:30 AM Solo Piping and Drumming Competitions Presented by Sobeys
      • 12 Noon  Day 1 Scottish Heavy Weight Events Competition Presented by The Casket– Heavy Hammer
      • 12:00 Noon Ceilidh Pub – Open
      • 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM Official Opening of Clan Day, Clan March & Special Guest Speaker-Teresa Maclsaac Presented by R MacLean Forestry
      • 12:45 PM New Scotland Open Championships (Ages 12+) Presented by Riverside International Speedway
      • 1:00 PM Day 1 Scottish Heavy Weight Events Competition Presented by The Casket – Competition Caber Toss
      • 2:00 PM Nova Scotia Pipe Band Championships Presented by Antigonish Highland Society Foundation
      • 2:00 PM Day 1 Scottish Heavy Weight Events Competition Presented by The Casket – Weight Over Bar
      • 3:00 PM Special Event Mary Dundas Sword Presented by AA Munro (2&1) Open to all Premier Dancers under the age of 16 years. To follow the Championship – before awards
      • 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM Afternoon Ceilidh Presented by MacDonald Chrysler– Licensed Event – Molson Canadian Ceilidh Stage featuring entertainment by ___________________________
      • 3:30 PM AHG Open Farmer’s Walk Presented by Antigonish Farmers’ Mutual Insurance
      • 4:00 PM Tug-Of-War Competition Presented by Antigonish Farmers’ Mutual Insurance
      • 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM Havre Boucher Salmon Supper, Havre Boucher Community Centre
      • 5:30 PM Massed Pipe Bands & Awards
      • 8:00 PM Celtic Music Concert – A concert dedicated to the memory of James MacPherson.- St. Ninian’s congregation was blessed to have had James MacPherson as its organist for more than 50 years. The concert will feature  Pastoral Airs: Celtic Music Secular and Sacred . Concert Organist Emery VandeWiel and other guests. Location: St. Ninian’s Cathedral, Antigonish – Proceeds to support the restoration of the Cathedral –
      • 9:00 PM – 2:00 AM Ceilidh Pub Presented by Molson Coors – Licensed Event – Molson Canadian Ceilidh Stage featuring entertainment by Mud Men (see the Mud Men You Tube videos)

SUNDAY, 8 JULY, 2018 – Day 3 @ Columbus Field

*Order of Competitions subject to change

    • 8:00 AM Highland Dance Registration for Pre-Premier: Primary and Beginner
    • 8:15 AM First Call for Highland Dance Pre-Premier: Primary and Beginner
    • 8:30 AM Highland Dance Competition Pre-Premier Presented by Riverside International Speedway: Primary and Beginner Start
    • 8:30 AM Solo Piping & Drumming Competitions Presented by Sobeys
    • 10:00 AM Start of Day 2 Scottish Heavy Weight Events Competition Presented by The Casket– Open Stone
    • 10:00 AM Day 2 Junior Scottish Heavy Weight Events Competition
    • 10:30 AM Tug-Of-War Competition Presented by Antigonish Farmers’ Mutual Insurance
    • 10:30 AM Special Event Florence MacMillan Flora Presented by AA Munro (only open to Premier dancers from the Maritime Provinces)
    • 10:30 AM Closing Church Service, St. Ninian’s Cathedral, St. Ninian’s St., Antigonish
    • 11:00 AM Day 2 Scottish Heavy Weight Events Competition Presented by The Casket – Light Weight for Distance
    • 12:00 Noon Day 2 of Scottish Heavy Weight Events Competition Presented by The Casket – Light Hammer
    • 12 Noon Highland Heart Open Premiership Presented by Riverside International Speedway
    • 1:00 PM  Day 2 of Scottish Heavy Weight Events Competition Presented by The Casket– Challenge Caber Toss
    • 1:30 PM Atlantic Canada Pipe Band Championships Presented by Keltic Ford
    • 1:45 PM Tug-Of-War Consolation & Championship Pull Presented by Antigonish Farmer’s Mutual Insurance
    • 2:00 PM Day 2 of Scottish Heavy Weight Events Competition Presented by The Casket– Challenge Sheaf Toss
    • 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM Closing Ceilidh  – Licensed Event – Molson Ceilidh Stage Family Event featuring entertainment by Rodney MacDonald and Glenn Graham and Guests.
    • 5:00 PM Massed Pipe Bands & Awards
    • 7:00 PM Doors Open- Showtime 7:30 Ships of 1801 Society’s Keppoch Concert Production, Schwartz Hall, St. FX University
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