The Canada 150 Gathering of the Clans
Calling all Clans: Plans are well underway for the 2017 BC Highland Games & Scottish Festival in Coquitlam on June 17, but this year we are inviting your clan to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday and the contribution of Scots to this great nation.
Along with the best pipers, drummers, pipe bands, highland dancers and heavy event competitors, in 2017 the Scottish clans who helped build a nation are invited to gather at the Games.
The BC Highland Games & Scottish Festival (BCHG) invites you to celebrate your ancestors and their efforts to build a progressive and modern Canada. In commemoration of Canada’s 150th birthday, we invite your organization to come to our Games and tell us the story of your Clan from their arrival in the new world until today. We encourage interactive displays, historic artifacts, music, song, literature, art, banners and flags. Our US societies are also a vital part of these stories. BCHG is creating a special zone for this gathering in a highly visible location on the field. We encourage you to join us on June 17, 2017. We plan to hold special events during the day to recognize 150 years of Scots in Canada and you can play an important part in this.
For more information or to register, please contact BCHG Clan Coordinator Denise Chaisson.
For a look back at the 2016 Games, here are some photos from our fantastic photographer Leslie Achtymichuk.