Let the Highland Games begin!
Dancing lassies, hulking lads and piping pipers will bring a little bit of Scotland to the River City when the Kamloops Highland Games get underway on Saturday, July 14.
The Games will run from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Albert McGowan Park.
“The public is invited to attend demonstrations of Scottish and Irish dancing, thrill to the sound of massed pipes and drums from pipe bands from across B.C. and watch in amazement as heavy-games athletes show off prodigious feats of strength,” a Games press release said.
This year’s edition of the Highland Games will also feature plenty of shopping opportunities for those interested in Scottish wares.
The world-famous Simon Fraser University Pipe Band is scheduled to take the stage at noon.
Food vendors will be on-site and those looking to quench their thirst can make a stop or two at the beer garden, which opens at 11 a.m.
For a full schedule of events, log on to kamloopshighlandgames.ca.
Albert McGowan’s water-park will be open and there will be parking in close proximity to the festivities for seniors.
Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under and seniors 65 and older.