On May 11, 2019 the annual Victoria Tartan Parade will take place to promote the Victoria Highland Games & Celtic Festival taking place the following weekend at Topaz Park. The parade will consist of up to 10 pipe bands, highland dancers, heavy event athletes, a float and members of a variety of local Scottish organizations and associated groups. Starting from Centennial Square at 11 am, the parade will be police-escorted down Government Street to the Legislature Lawns where the pipe bands perform, the highland fling is danced and the caber is tossed.
All this is in preparation for the 156th Victoria Highland Games & Celtic Festival on May 18, 19, and 20 at Topaz Park (Blanshard and Finlayson) - Activities include INTERNATIONAL HEAVY EVENTS CHAMPIONSHIP, highland dance, pipe bands, Canadian drum major championship, Strongman Challenge, falconry, Irish dance, hurling and gaelic football, caber throwing, agility dogs competitions, tug of war, haggis hurling historical displays, entertainment, and Celtic food and drink.
Listing last confirmed: Apr. 10, 2019
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