part of the 54th annual CR Salmon Festival
The 3rd ANNUAL
CAMPBELL RIVER HIGHLAND GATHERING
has been cancelled.
The 2020 Campbell River Salmonfest including the Logger Sports Competitions and
Highland Gathering has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The annual event was due to take place Aug. 8 to 10.
The decision to cancel was a difficult one. The Heavy Games were to host the Canadian National Amateur Championships this year. This was an extremely hard and disappointing decision for us to make and we know that this will be disappointing for our supporters, sponsors and patrons. However we feel that you will all understand why our committee has made this decision.
We care about the people who enjoy Salmonfest year after year, but have to act responsibly in order to support everyone’s health and safety throughout these unprecedented times
Next year will be the 54th annual Salmonfest and we'll now turn our attention to making it the most spectacular yet!
Stay safe, stay inside and save the second weekend of August 2021
in your calendar.
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.