July 1, 2017

80th Embro Highland Games

Schedule of Events (last updated April 25, 2017)

Time Event
7 am Gates Open
8 am Highland Dancing Registration Opens (in arena)
8 am Road Race Registration Opens (arena front entrance)
8:30 Solo Piping & Solo Drumming competitions begin (main field)
8:55 O Canada
9:00 5 & 10 km Road Races start (centre of main field)
9:05 Highland Dance competition begins (dance stage in arena)
9:08 2 km Road Race for elementary students starts (centre of main field)
10:30 Sheep Herding Demonstration (south field)
10:30 Ontario Heavy Event Championships Begin (heavy events field)
11 am-2 pm   Roast Beef Dinner (large hall)
11 am-2pm Children’s Scottish Crafts (small hall)
11:00 Bar Opens (large hall) NEW Entire Grounds Licensed
11:00-noon Children’s Scottish Outdoor Games (west side of main field)
11:00 Agility Dogs Demonstration (dog agility field)
12:00 Highland Dance Awards (dance stage in arena)
12:20 NEW Massed Highland Fling for morning dancers (main field)
12:30 Massed Bands (main field)
12:30 Tug-of-War Competition (west side of main field)
12:50 NEW Official Welcome & Release of Doves (main field)
1:00 Pipe Band Competitions begin (main field)
1:00 Agility Dogs Demonstration (dog agility field)
1:00-1:30 NEW Toronto Taiwanese Community Choir (large hall)
1:30 Highland Dance competition resumes (arena)
2:00-3:00   Children’s Scottish Outdoor Games (west side of main field)
2-2:45 NEW Allison Lupton, Ian Bell & Dan MacDonald perform live Celtic & Canadian Music (large hall)
2:45-3:15 NEW The meaning of Celtic Rings by Jason Bellchamber (small hall)
3:15-4:15 NEW Allison Lupton, Ian Bell & Dan MacDonald perform live Celtic & Canadian Music (large hall)
4:00 Highland Dance Awards presented (dance stage in arena)
4:30 Massed Bands (main field)
5:00 Embro Highland Games conclude – thank you for attending!

Other Attractions:

Highland Cattle – in the cattle barns at the north side of the Main Field

NEW Walking about the grounds – Sir John A. MacDonald – (Actor supplied by Thistle Theatre)

Stop in the Visitor & Volunteer Services tent near the Main (Outdoor) Gate and get a selfie holding the bagpipes!

NEW – Make sure to stop off at the Arena Lobby to see our Canada 150 Historical Display “Spurtles and Sporrans, Plaidies and Pipes:  What the Scots Brought to Canada”