Heavy EventsHG-12

Heavy athletic events have been part of Scottish gatherings since the 11th century and were originally a means for ancient Highland chieftains to select and train soldiers.

Embro is hosting the 2017 Ontario Heavy Events Championship, with events including the stone put (toss), weight for distance, hammer throw, caber toss and weight over bar. Contestants are invited based on rankings compiled by the Canadian Scottish Athletic Federation.

 

caber on truck

You just never know what might happen…