What a Day!
Many of you (1.000's) took the new Evergreen Line to the BC Highland Games & Scottish Festival at the end of the train.
The Lafarge Lake station in Coquitlam was the jump-off point to the Games. And thousands did just that.
Doug Taylor of Coquitlam was the winner of the Tartantown full kilt outfit.
The Games kicked off Friday evening with the best professional pipers in the Pacific Northwest in high level competition, followed by a Highland reception in the Whisky School tent with Mayor Richard Stewart, Mike Farnworth, Fin Donnelly, Salina Robinson, Joan Isaacs, Brent Asmundson and guests.
On Saturday, high clouds, warm temperatures and no rain made for a great day. The festival was a movable feast of bands, dancers, entertainers, whisky tastings and even a haggis hunt for the kids. There was British cars and British food, Quidditch, an expanded beer garden with entertainment, and of course the grand finale celebrating 150 years of Scots in Canada. Like the sound of the Indian Dhol? We had the Royal Academy of Bhangra Dancing with Scottish highland dancers. We wrapped up the day with the tremendous sound of the massed pipes and drums which launched a ceilidh (party) in the beer garden with Bob Collins who closed the place down.
It was a lot of fun and it will be back. Support your local pipe bands, highland dancers or Scottish heavy event athletes in the meantime.
Fàilte (welcome) to the “Games at the End of the Train”