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My Canadian Experience
July/August 2007
Pictures of the Chatham Highland Games in South West Ontario


Here are pictures I took on Saturday 14th July...


This is Dave and Cathy Elder and a couple of years before they got their picture added to their clan newsletter on Dave's 80th birthday.


I will say that the folk that run the clan tents do a wonderful job and they are even happy to provide information on other clans if those clans don't have their own clan tent. While at the games you can get a wee taste of haggis, black pudding, Scots pies, Irn Bru, etc. as can be seen from the above menu.


As well as the Pipes and Drums you also get folk singers and other Celtic bands to listen to.


There are Pipe bands playing all over the park and on the side streets around it. When it's time to play for the competition they parade into the competition area as seen above. There was even a Pipe band over from Edinburgh in Scotland.


A lot of bands practicing on the side streets and having a wee break


And when I went back to my car I spotted this sticker in the back window for Clan Baird


There was no way for me to show you how many Pipe bands there were at this event as I don't have a wide angled lens for my camera but perhaps you can get some idea from the above.


I thought the girl holding the Scottish Saltire flag was pretty neat leading in her Pipe band


I was amused to see loads of seagulls flying down around the piping accessories.  It was as if they were saying... "what's all this Scottish stuff they have here". :-)

And so these are a wee selection of the pictures I took at the games.  I also took a few videos which you can try out below. I might add I don't claim to be a very good photographer and especially when it comes to taking videos but at least the music is good :-)

The videos above are MP4 format.


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