New Brunswick Highland Games Festival

Highland Games Festival

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Contact Information
Office Phone 506-452-9244
Toll Free Phone 1-888-368-4444
E-Mail highlandgames@nb.aibn.com
Website www.highlandgames.ca/hg/news.html
Social Media Facebook Facebook: www.facebook.com/NBHighlandGames
Twitter Twitter: twitter.com/NBHighlandGames
YouTube YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/NBHighlandGames?feature=mhum
Mailing Address PO Box 1491 
Station A 
Fredericton, NB E3B 5G2
Description & Services
Description of service(s) Background 
 
The New Brunswick Highland Games Festival is a volunteer, not-for-profit, charitable organization. Our purpose is to celebrate Scottish culture and provide an opportunity for education and growth of this diverse culture. 
 
The Highland Games has been held annually since 1981. The Games were first held in Oromocto until 1991, then moved for a brief time to the Fredericton Exhibition Grounds before settling into our current home on the beautiful grounds of Old Government House. 
 
Until 2002, the Highland Games were a part of the New Brunswick Scottish Cultural Association, but became independent upon incorporation in 2003. The Games achieved charitable status in the spring of 2005. 
 
Today 
 
What makes the New Brunswick Highland Games Festival so special is that the event has two equally important halves - the Highland Games (piping and drumming, highland dancing and traditional athletics) and the Scottish Festival (entertainment, clans and workshops) 
 
Although provincial in scope, the event draws hundreds of competitors and performers from across Atlantic Canada, Ontario and the Eastern seaboard. 
 
Listed as one of New Brunswick's ‘Top Festivals’ and one of the American Bus Association's 100 Best Events in North America for 2011, 2012 and 2013, the New Brunswick Highland Games Festival is one of the largest events of its kind in Atlantic Canada and is certainly a favourite amongst competitors and visitors alike. The event has twice been named an Attractions Canada Award Winner, including Best Provincial Sporting Event. Each year, nearly 100 volunteers and 7,000 visitors come to Government House for this pageant of music, colour and Scottish culture. 
 
Organization 
 
The New Brunswick Highland Games Festival is organized by a volunteer Board of Directors who work year-round to make this event the success that it is. Of course none of this would be possible without our key partnerships with the Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick and staff of Government House, the City of Fredericton, the Province of New Brunswick and Canadian Forces Base Gagetown.
Dates Program is Offered July 22-24, 2016
Areas Served Fredericton ; New Brunswick ; Newfoundland and Labrador ; Nova Scotia ; Prince Edward Island
Eligibility Ages: 99 year(s) and under
Application Call for application details
Languages English ; French
Fees Admission
Location information
Site Location Government House
Located In Community Fredericton
Accessibility Fully Accessible ; ***Note that accessibility is self-reported. Please contact the organization before arrival***
Other Details
Service Level (50) Non Profit
Subjects
Service Categories Cultural Heritage Programs ; Special Events

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