The 4th Annual Campbell River
The 4th annual gathering was a huge success as the weather was tremendous and it brought together all kinds of competitors in various events. Below we are highlighting the two Pipe Bands that won their respective Grades.
Mark your calendars again.
The 5th Annual Gathering will take place on
August 14, 15, and 16, 2023
Mt Arrowsmith Pipe Band
Grade IV medley winners
PM Josh Dieleman
Surrey Fire Fighters Pipes and Drums
Grade V March Medley winners
PM Jeff Sim
Pipes & Drums
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.
Celts Have Talent
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.