2020 Embro Highland Games

Family Fun with a Scottish Flair

 Embro Highland Games

355644 35th Line, Zorra, ON N0J 1J0


 Covid 19 statement Embro Highland Games 2021

To our dear spectators, contestants, sponsors, and vendors: After much consideration, the Board members of the Zorra Caledonian Society have made the difficult decision to cancel the 84th Embro Highland Games scheduled for July 1st, 2021. We unanimously agreed that is our responsibility to offer an event that is safe for all guests, competitors and volunteers by complying to all health protocols during these unprecedented times. Since the founding of the Zorra Caledonian Society in 1937, only once have the Games been cancelled. It was during World War II in the summer of 1942. And now, due to this global pandemic, we are cancelling for the second year in a row. Many months of planning go into the organization of this event and many of our participants who travel from far outside of our community have already sent their regrets for this summer.

In the meantime, we are closely monitoring the COVID 19 restrictions in our area and are in the process of planning some incredibly special events in order to celebrate the “Spirit of the Games” on July 1st. For those Scottish enthusiasts, the Society will be holding virtual as well as socially distanced events during the year.

Please keep checking our Website, our Facebook Pageand other social media platforms for exciting opportunities to celebrate our Scottish heritage and get involved with our community.

In particular, please watch for the following: •On National Tartan Day join us virtually for a fun evening of Tartan Trivia on Saturday April 3rdat 7:30 p.m. •On July 1stwatch for virtual piping and drumming online “Embro Highland Games Online”. •And we also have a few more surprises up our kilts!

Looking towards the future, we are anxious to see everyone again in July 2022 when we can once again reunite with friends and clans on the grounds of the Embro Highland Games. Until then stay safe and healthy. Sincerely, The Zorra Caledonian Board of Directors.

For information on the Zorra Caledonian Society visit; www.embrohighlandgames.ca Contact: President, Jennifer Moodie jenmoodie@yahoo.ca

Coordinator, Holly MacDonald hm.mcdonald@hotmail.ca

Embro Highland Games Cancelled for 2020

March 29, 2020 The recent events surrounding COVID-19 have created an unprecedented situation for the Zorra Caledonian Society.

The Zorra Caledonian Society Executive and Board of Directors regrets to announce the CANCELLATION of the Embro Highland Games on July 1st 2020. It was a very difficult decision but a necessary decision. Our priority is the health and safety of all those involved in organizing, participating and volunteering at the games.

The Society ask that we all do our part to defeat this pandemic. Please take care of yourselves and support your loved ones as we weather the storm.

Again, we are deeply sorry about not being able to execute the 2020 Embro Highland Games. We hope to see you at the 2021 Embro Highland Games in Embro on July 1st 2021.

2020 President, Zorra Caledonian Society Kevin Fraser


National Tartan Day Saturday, April 4, 202 at Embro Legion

For tickets contact Holly MacDonald 289-501-4411 (call/text) or email info@embrohighlandgames.ca

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Zorra Caledonian Society 2020 Annual General Meeting

Monday, February 24th at the Embro Legion.  Doors open at 5:30pm, meal served at 6 pm followed by the meeting at 7 pm.  Cost is $ 20 per person.  Tickets available by emailing info@embrohighlandgames.ca or by calling/texting Holly MacDonald at 289-501-4411.  Please note the cut-off date to order a meal is Feb 17.  A reminder to bring $ 5.00 for your 2020 membership fees if you have not already joined the Society.

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Save the date

National Tartan Day at the Embro Legion – April 4, 2020 83rd Embro Highland Games at the Embro Zorra Community Centre – July 1, 2020 84th St. Andrew’s Night Banquet at the Embro Zorra Community Centre – Nov 27, 2020

St. Andrew’s Night Banquet

Friday, November 29, 2019

Embro Zorra Community Centre

Doors open at 6pm, dinner at 6:45

Tickets $40.00 For tickets call or text 289-541-4411

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Thank You!

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the success of the 82nd Embro Highland Games. To the volunteers, donors, businesses, participants and spectators we say “thank you” for your support in our move back to Embro this year. We look forward to many future Highland Games in Embro. Thanks again. Gord MacKay President, Zorra Caledonian Society. p.s. feedback welcome at info@embrohighlandgames.ca See you all July 1, 2020 for our 83rd Games!  


Something for everyone…

Popular with visitors of all ages, the 81st Embro Highland Games offers a wide variety of Scottish-entertainment options.

Admission pricing geared to families;

  • Adults are $ 20
  • Youth (13-17) $ 10
  • Children 12 and under are admitted for free.


2019 Embro Highland Games Poster

2019 Embro Highland Games Poster

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Highland Dance
Pipe Bands
Heavy Events
Road Race
Sheep Herding
Scottish Dogs Display


Embro Highland Games
Embro Highland Games
Please fill out this form to pre-register for and Educational Evening with Kathleen Anderson. The event will being at 7:00 on Monday November 22 at the Embro Community Centre. Doors open at 6:30. You must register and give some contact information to meet with Covid tracing regulations. Guests must....
Embro Highland Games
Embro Highland Games
We have once again made the tough choice to cancel our Annual St. Andrew's Night Banquet since we cannot plan it to it's fullest potential.

We are already counting down the days until next year when we can see you all again!
Embro Highland Games
Embro Highland Games
And the results are in, congratulations to the winner of the Tartan the Township competition, The Grieve Family!

It was a close competition with just 8 votes separating our first and second place. Thank you to all who participated, and to our wonderful organizers!
Embro Highland Games
Embro Highland Games
The Zorra Caledonian's need your help in deciding the winner for our Tartan the Township contest! Check out the attached photos and visit the link below to cast your vote:


All voting is anonymous, and you will only be able to vote once. Votes will be counted at 11am this Sunday July 11th, and we will announce our winner at noon.
Embro Highland Games
Embro Highland Games
Thank you so much for joining the Zorra Caledonian's in a pandemic era celebration of heritage in our first ever Scavenger Hunt! We had over 35 teams registered, who racked their brains, researched and sleuthed for the answers. We had people newer to the area and people who've called Zorra home longterm tell us they learned something new and had a lot of fun!

And now for our winners *drumroll please*

The winners of the Travel the Township version, in a tight battle, were Team Alyea. They lost very few points, had great pictures and a competition ready Sword Dance! In the Stay at Home version, Team "Mad for Plaid", the Dowd family took the honours!

Stay tuned for more posts as we share the questions and answers and some pictures taken around our beautiful Township!

Sheep herding demonstration

Heavy Events

Road Race

Pipe & Drum competitions

Parade of Scottish Dogs

Embro Highland Games

Embro Highland Games

355644 35th Line, Zorra, ON N0J 1J0

© Zorra Caledonian Society 2021