North Lanark Highland Games Celebrate Scottish Heritage
The 27th edition of the North Lanark Highland Games took place in Almonte, ON on Saturday, August 21, 2010. This year's Games included a special celebration of the Canadian Navy's Centennial. Almonte, Canada, 21/08/2010
The 27th edition of the North Lanark Highland Games took place on Saturday, August 21, 2010, in the historic town of Almonte at the beautiful old grounds of the North Lanark Agricultural Society on the banks of Ontario's Mississippi River.
The Games celebrate the Scottish culture and heritage of the Ottawa Valley and offer a traditional format and size attracting about 6,000 visitors. Twenty pipe bands, a hundred dancers and champion heavyweight athletes combined to present what is recognized as one of the Ottawa valley's premier summer events. With mini games organized for kids and the picturesque Mississippi as the backdrop, the Almonte games have a reputation not only as having the prettiest site but also as being the friendliest games on the Ontario circuit.
The grounds feature numerous Scottish concessions, where visitors may obtain traditional clothing, Scottish food, refreshments, souvenir items, crafts, and genealogical information.