I'm working on securing the field right now. The AGM will be held in Edmonton on August 19th. If you have any suggestions on how to improve the games or general concerns, now is your chance to be heard! Send me an email with anything you'd like to discuss. Here are the people attending so far.
|Al MacFarlane||Sean Langford||Amber Newton||Jonathan Cole|
|Curtis Durocher||Bob Brown||Megan Melham||Jeff MacLean|
|Joe Taylor||Siri Svensson||Benjamin Arthur|
|Brian Johnson||Pam Staples||Brandon Lindsay|
|Jim Garrick||Pablo San Martin|
**June 19 Update: I'm closing the Masters class registration as of today. I'm floored that I have this many Masters signed up! All other classes are still open until the deadline. I would like to move the Amateur B class to Saturday instead of Sunday. If any of my ams have an issue with this (i.e. can't change your day off) please let me know right away!
Here's your reminder that Fort Edmonton is a two day event. The Open class, Women, Youth and Am Bs will be throwing on Saturday, the Masters and Juniors will throw on Sunday. We'll still be in the field in front of the Blatchford Hangar. If you don't see your name on the list and you want to compete, email me! I will not be accepting registrations after the deadline.
Fort Edmonton List
|Curtis Durocher||Joe Taylor (1)||Jamie Waine||Jonathan Cole||Ashton Laidlaw||Alex McAra (1)|
|Jason MacDonald||Paul Kuefler (1)||Megan Melham||Byron Lachapelle||Hunter Laidlaw|
|Al MacFarlane||Bob Brown (1)||Amber Newton||Brandon Lindsay|
|Jim Garrick (1)||Jeff MacLean|
|Dave Laidlaw (1)||Jay Smith|
|Sean Langford (1)||Brendan Demers|
|Brian Johnson (2)||Benjamin Arthur|
|Toby Culham (2)||Jesse Cann|
|Garry MacDonald (2)||Pablo San Martin|
|Jason Steeves (2)||Erik Lomeland|
|Michael Kelbert (2)|
|Terry Hunt (2)|
|Aaron Andronyk (2)|
|Glen Hay (LW) (2)|
The competition will be held at Westerner Park (http://westernerpark.ca/events/428-highland-games). We will be throwing in the northwest portion of the field inside the race track. I'll put the site map from their website up on the Facebook page for reference, or you can track it down yourself through their website.
There will be a meeting to review the rules and go over safety for all new throwers between 8-9am. THIS IS MANDATORY for all new throwers. If you don't attend, I won't let you throw. There are a lot of first time throwers and I want everyone to be able to enjoy their day and go home safely. One of the ways we all do this is by being aware of the dangers that exist on the field and knowing how to mitigate them. Please be at this meeting!
Please arrive at least 30 minutes before your start time to check in and warm up. This means the Open, Women, Ams and Youth class competitors should be on the field by 9am and Masters by 11:30. Your name is with the volunteers at the gate. If you have family or significant others traveling with you, they will have to pay the entrance fee. There will be a tent set up for the athletes and we will be providing water and some gatorade. The tent and refreshments are for the competitors only, all other individuals will have to stay outside of the throwing area.
We have close to 30 athletes throwing in Red Deer so remember when you're on the field to keep your eyes up and be aware of who's throwing. We're here to entertain the crowd and have a great day of throwing. Please interact with them! I realize you have paid to compete but the spectators have paid to come watch you throw things that most of them would never think to! Have fun out there and the crowd will too.
All competitors must wear a kilt while throwing. Safety is of the utmost importance. Those deemed unsafe by the judge will not be permitted to compete in the event. If you are just learning, this is understandable and we have asked newcomers (in few and far between situations) to sit off for certain events but to rejoin in the next event. Those showing disregard for safety will be disqualified and asked to leave.
The competition will be held at the Edmonton Scottish Society (https://sites.google.com/view/edmontonscottishsociety/home) located at 3105 101 Street SW. We will be throwing in the northwest soccer field just as you pass through the main gate.
There will be a meeting to review the rules and go over safety for all new throwers between 9-9:30am. THIS IS MANDATORY for all new throwers. If you don't attend, I won't let you throw. There are a lot of first time throwers and I want everyone to be able to enjoy their day and go home safely. One of the ways we all do this is by being aware of the dangers that exist on the field and knowing how to mitigate them. Please be at this meeting! If you attended the meeting in Red Deer, you don't need to attend this one.
Please arrive at least 30 minutes before your start time to check in and warm up. This means all competitors should be on the field by 9:30am. Tell the volunteers at the gate that you are participating in the Heavy Events competition. If you have family or significant others traveling with you, they will have to pay the entrance fee. There will be a tent set up for the athletes and we will be providing water and some gatorade. The tent and refreshments are for the competitors only, all other individuals will have to stay outside of the throwing area.
As noted for the Red Deer information, there are going to be a lot of people on the field, so please be aware of who is throwing and where you are in relation to them. You must wear a kilt to compete. Those showing disregard for safety will be disqualified and asked to leave.
If you have any questions for me, please contact me via the heavy events email and I will reply as soon as I can!
**UPDATE: Hi all! The response to the Red Deer and Ellerslie Games for heavy events has been enormous. Almost too much at this point! As such, we are closing registration at this point so that we can logistically get through all the classes and events we need to in a reasonable time frame, put on a good show for the crowd and do all of it safely! If you've already emailed Megan, you're in at this point. If not, we're sorry but we're at capacity. Thanks to everyone who got ahold of us so quickly and the full schedule will be up as soon as possible.
The deadline is almost here for these two events! If you haven't registered yet, you have three days left. If I receive your registration form after the deadline and you haven't contacted me I can't guarantee you'll get to throw. There are almost 20 people per competition and I want these games to be safe for everyone. I need to have numbers locked down so I can schedule the events too. This is your warning! If you don't see your name on the list, you WON'T be throwing. You've had over a month to get the registration form completed.
Red Deer List
|Jason Johnston||Joel Thiessen||Jamie Waine||Benjamin Arthur||Kieran Langford|
|Sean Langford||Justin Wishart||Megan Melham||Kieth Sharan||Ashton Laidlaw|
|Curtis Durocher||Michael Kelbert||Amber Newton||Jonathan Cole|
|Rob Young||Paul Kuefler||Pablo San Martin|
|Aaron Andronyk||Jeff MacLean|
|Dave Laidlaw||Brandon Lindsay|
|Jim Garrick||Thomas Wetherup|
|Glen Hay (LW)|
|Jason Johnston||Jason Steeves||Jamie Waine||Erik Lomeland||Ashton Laidlaw|
|Curtis Durocher||Bob Brown||Megan Melham||Jonathan Cole|
|Sean Langford||Joe Taylor||Amber Newton||Byron Lachapelle|
|Paul Kuefler||Pablo San Martin|
|Aaron Andronyk||Brandon Lindsay|
|Dave Laidlaw||Jeff MacLean|
There will be a meeting in the morning for all new throwers to go over the rules and safety while on the field. I will have more information and a schedule available next week once registration has closed. There are going to be multiple trigs running on both days and I want everyone to have fun and go home safely. See you all in a few weeks!
Grande Prairie is almost here! If you haven't contacted Kyle MacDonald yet, please do so. If you don't know how to get in touch with him, please email us and we can put you in touch with him. The sooner you contact him, the better! He organizes a great event and always treats the Heavy Events group well. Plus, there's a keg toss at the end of the day for a prize! Hope to see you on the field this year!
We regret to inform you that the Foothills Highland Games has been cancelled for 2017. They plan on taking the year to regroup and come back stronger in 2018. There is the possibility they will still be holding the ceilidh on July 29 this year to help raise funds for next year. I'll keep you informed!
For schedule and competitor list information related to the games this season (Red Deer, Ellerslie, Fort Edmonton, and Okotoks), please see our Facebook page. I try to send out an information email at least a week before the games but sometimes life gets busy! For the location of the games, please visit the individual games websites.
The 2017 registration is now available! Please note the registration deadlines in the form for the games. Also something to note is that Fort Edmonton will now be split into two days. Men's Open and Women will compete on the Saturday and the Men's Am B and Masters will compete on the Sunday. As with last year, Calgary will be running their own registration, so please visit their website for more information on how to register for that one! See you on the field!
Hi all! The 2017 registration form is posted. Please note the change in date for Okotoks (Foothills). It will be held the last weekend in July. Location is still TBD. You'll also notice we're having an AGM this year. Yay! If there is anything you would like discussed, please email the me!
We will be selling shirts seperately, so if you'd like another shirt to help fill out your closet, check out the order form at the top of the page or buy them at the games. If you fill out the order form, you can pick up your shirt at the games. Sizes are available only while the supply lasts! Filling out a form and sending it in reserves the shirt for you, if it is available.
If I've left anything out, email your questions to the heavyevents email that can be found on the "Competitions" page. As I receive registration forms, I will update the competitors list and provide a link to the appropriate games page in the "Results" section.