The 3rd ANNUAL
CAMPBELL RIVER HIGHLAND GATHERING
part of the 54th annual CR Salmon Festival
AUGUST 7th 2021
The 2021 Campbell River Salmonfest was a huge success!
It was held for one day verses the normal 3 day event.
While the province of BC had us in stage 3 lockdown we followed strict distance protocols but all events that went ahead did so flawlessly.
Celts have Talent, Loggersports and Highland Dance Competitions were canceled this year but Dance demos by students from across the Island for showed off their talent looking to recruit more students to join for next year.
The weather held off till late afternoon so we had successful Heavy Games, Solo Pipes and Drums events, massed bands, Band adjudications, and parade through the streets of Campbell River were a ton of fun!
Salmonfest would like to thank the Rotary Club of Campbell River and the Canada Committee all for planning and work that they donated to make the parade an outstanding success.
The Salmonfest Association would also like to thank the many sponsors listed in the sidebars for their generous support.
WE LOOK FORWARD TO THE GATHERING NEXT YEAR
AUGUST 5,6,& 7 2022
Mark it on your Calenda
August 7 2021
Nunn's Creek Park, Campbell River
at Nunns Creek Park
While a great number of pipe bands exist purely for the enjoyment and performance of the music, playing on parade and in festivals and tattoos, the primary focus for most bands today is competition. Since 1930, when the Scottish Pipe Band Association (Now the Royal SPBA) was formed, there has been an event known as the World Pipe Band Championships held in Glasgow every August.
To demonstrate that the pipes and drums are not just relegated to a defined set of rules you’ll see that they integrate well with other musical instruments and styles.
Highland Games were held long ago by the clans of Northern Scotland but has it’s origins far earlier with the Celts of Ireland in Roman times. Some credit the 11th-century Scottish king, Malcolm Canmore, with initiating the first Highland Games. Contests in running, leaping, vaulting, wrestling, lifting heavy weights and putting stones (as one sees today) were begun more than a thousand years ago.
Highland dance is a competitive dance form recognized by the Sport Council of Scotland. It requires stamina, strength, and the ability to persevere during extreme bagpipe assault. It often takes place alongside with Highland Games like those happening in Campbell River this year as a part of the annual Salmon Festival Loggers Sports celebration.