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Glengarry Highland Games, Maxville, Ontario
Around the Games (2)



There were loads of food and drink vendors all over the grounds


And we are now in the large beer tent where they also had performing artists


And where else would you put all the toilets :-)


As you walk around the grounds you keep finding bands playing with their own crowd around them enjoying the music


There were special places for patrons and sponsors and also the WWII veterans who were specially honoured at these games to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the end of the war.


Almost at the end of my visit I noted the media office so though I'd pop in and see if there was anything of interest and got a very nice reception and a media pack.


The plaque is to recognize a Guinness World Record for the largest highland dance involving 505 past and present students of  the MacCulloch School of Dance and here is the very lady herself holding the certificate


While in the office this gentleman brought in a pass for the 1959 Glengarry Highland Games which he was donating to their museum


While in the press office I was kindly given an infield pass so that I could get right onto the ground to take some good pictures.  Unfortunately the security guard didn't recognize it so wouldn't let me onto the field. While I did explain what is was meant to be he wasn't having anything to do with it and chased me off :-)  I thus just walked around the outside of the infield so didn't really get much of an opportunity to take some decent photos so these are the only two I took.


And here is a copy of my pass :-)


This wee lass was on a leash held by her Dad and real cute she was with her Scotland hat :-)


And here are two younger members looking a bit tired by the end of the day :-)

 
And so I stayed that night with Alan MacKenzie and his family and on Sunday morning headed back to Chatham.  This last photo is to show you Glencoe Railway Station. Must surely be the smallest railway station in the world?  Unless you know different? :-)

Click here to read the 2005 Games Program

I got sent in a few pictures from Ken after the event and here they are...


This is myself talking to Flora MacDonald an ex-cabinet minister in the Canadian Government


And these are pictures of the Mexican Pipe Band


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