The Victoria Highland Games Association was pleased to present two major events at its Craigflower Manor Property over June and July, 2022, with financial support provided by the Government of Canada.
To celebrate the 70-year reign of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on June 2, a beautiful Platinum Jubilee garden was established and celebrated in the backyard of the Craigflower property. Many thanks to the volunteers from the Pacific Horticulture College and the VHGA for their hard work!
And on July 1, the annual Canada Day celebrations at Craigflower brought together a variety of local musicians and dancers, community groups and the public under perfect weather conditions.
Watch the 159th Games Stream on the CHEK NEWS Channel!
159th Victoria Highland Games & Celtic Festival a Huge Success!
Blessed by brilliant weather for the full weekend, the 159th Victoria Highland Games & Celtic Festival was attended by 20,000 spectators and watched by thousands more on the CHEK News livestream! The new layout of activities on the grass fields of Topaz Park enhanced the viewing experiences of everyone attending, and the world class quality of events set the standard for future Games!
Highlights of the Games weekend were:
Pipe Bands (including 6-time World Champion Simon Fraser University Pipe Band)
Canadian Invitational Drum Major Challenge (including 6-time World Champion Jason Paguio)
International Heavy Events Challenge (Men and Women)
Sunset Ceremony on Saturday evening
Canadian Forces Skyhawks parachutists,
Irish (Saturday) and Highland (Sunday) Dance
Celtic Music (local bands performing throughout the weekend)
Strathcona Mounted Troop performance both days
Clan and Society Tents, Heritage Performers and Artisans
Celtic Vendors and Whisky/Wine Tasting Schools
For those of you who were unable to attend in person, the 159th Victoria Highland Games & Celtic Festival was fully livestreamed which you can still view on the links below.
We look forward to welcoming you to the 160th Victoria Highland Games & Celtic Festival at Topaz Park in Victoria on May 20 and 21, 2023!