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Victoria Highland Games Annual Highland Dance Winter Competition

The Victoria Highland Games Annual Highland Dance Winter Competition will be held on February 11th, 2018 at Esquimalt High School.

This special competition will include solo and group choreography! It is also a joint competition with the Victoria Highland Dance Association, who’s competition will be held on February 10th at the same venue (separate entry form found on their website).

Make a weekend of it and take advantage of our group rate at the Hotel Grand Pacific, available for bookings before January 9th, 2018. See entry form for details.

We hope to see you all there for a weekend of highland dance in Victoria!

Canada Day at Craigflower Manor

The Victoria Highland Games Association is partnering with the Town of  View Royal in our first celebration of Canada Day at Craigflower Manor.

Events

Among the events happening in the grounds you will see:

  • Highland Games Heavy Events
  • Pipe Bands
  • Celtic Dancing
  • Multicultural Events
  • Tours of the Historic Manor (depending on availability)

Services

Some of the services being offered will be:

  • Beer Garden
  • Whisky Tasting
  • BBQ

Time and Place

Date: July 1st
Time
: 9am to 6pm
Address: 1801 Admirals Rd (off Craigflower Bridge) (google map)

Come celebrate with us and see the site of the future Victoria Scottish Community Centre.

2017 Tartan Day celebrations

Tartan Day - May 8th 2017The Victoria Highland Games Association hosted the annual TARTAN DAY celebrations on Saturday, April 8, 2017, at Centennial Square in recognition of ‘National Tartan Day’.

Performances from the Vancouver Island Caledonia Pipe Band, the Tartan Day Highland Dancers, VHGA Heavy Events Athletes, Gaelic Choir and Knacker’s Yard were enjoyed by hundreds of spectators over the afternoon.

Although the day started off a little “misty”, the sun came out for the last half of the event and dried everything out!  A great event to get everyone ready for Highland Games Week in May!

Games to host Canadian and World Championships

The Victoria Highland Games Association is happy to announce two very exciting years of Heavy Events competitions happening over the next two years at the Victoria Highland Games.

First up in 2017 for the 154th Victoria Highland Games we will be bringing in the top ten throwers from across Canada for the CSAF Canadian Men’s Championships. We last hosted the Canadian Championships in 2012 and it was a very exciting day of throwing and I am sure it will be another exciting competition for all.

In 2018 for our 155th anniversary we are very pleased and honoured to be hosting David Webster’s Scottish Heavy Events World Championships, this will bring the very best of the best from across the globe to Victoria. We hosted these championships in 2010 and were amazed at the level of the competition and look forward to another amazing competition filled with big throws.

Stay tuned for more information as we progress with the organization of these great championship and buckle in for a very exciting couple of years at the Victoria Highland Games.