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Canmore Highland Games: ‘You have been an integral link to those within our circle’

THE CANMORE HIGHLAND GAMES billed as “Western Canada’s Premier Highland Games” welcomes thousands of attendees every September. Located in Canmore, Alberta and fringed by the towering Canadian Rocky Mountains, it offers a spectacular location for a full day with piping and drumming, Highland dancing, heavy sports, sheep dogs, beer garden, Celtic vendors and massed bands. Next year will be the historic 30th anniversary and plans are now underway to present the best festival yet in 2021.

‘You have been an integral link to those within our circle’

CANMORE – How do you thank two people who have kept a huge community together and connected in such a wonderful way for almost 30 years? That’s kind of a big deal!

The Celtic Connection newspaper has been an amazing and valuable piece of communication that united our Celtic community in western Canada and the U.S. Pacific NW in a unique way over space and time.

We at the Canmore Highland Games have been able to use it to reach a wide audience with a Celtic focus – the perfect media for sharing our events with the wider Scottish community.

All of us here in Canmore would like to send a big THANK YOU and big virtual hugs to both of you for your hard work and untiring perseverance in helping to keep the Celtic community and culture vibrant, alive and informed for three decades.

You have been such an integral link to those within our circle.

Sending heartfelt wishes for all the best to you both.


Sandy Bunch and Sally Garen,

On behalf of the Canmore Highland Games

and Three Sisters Scottish Festival Society

Canmore, Alberta