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Hall of Famer: fr. Doug MacDonald

Hall of Famer: fr. Doug MacDonald

Father Doug MacDonald was a multi-time and defending Canadian champion. His first participation in the Games came as a dancer but he then realized his love of heavy events. Over a stellar 11-year career, he won several titles, including five world championships in the...

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Hall of Famer: Wayne Thompson

Hall of Famer: Wayne Thompson

While growing up in Cloverville, Antigonish County, he learned a lot from his father Terry - a long-time caber toss participant - and other family members who competed at the Games. Thompson was inducted for his 20 years, from 1966 to 1986 of "versatile participation"...

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Hall of Famer: Hugh Bernard McCarron

Hall of Famer: Hugh Bernard McCarron

Hugh Bernard McCarron, a farmer from North Grant, was a caber toss specialist who won the Games’ marquee event twelve times between 1958 and 1977. In the 150 year history of the Highland Games he is one of only two athletes to win the caber toss eight years in a row...

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