The Glengarry News

Glengarry Highland Games

New photo galleries posted to our website: Highland Games, Williamstown Fair, Sk8fest, more

sean Aug 18, 2017 - 5:47pm

We have posted a number of new photo galleries to our website, including images from the Glengarry Highland Games, the Williamstown Fair, Sk8fest and the Low Expectations Car Show, and the Glengarry Sports Hall of Fame induction celebration. 

You can check out these photos and all our past galleries online here.

Williamstown Fair

More photos from the Games

sean Aug 13, 2017 - 10:35am

We have just added more photos from the recent Glengarry Highland Games in Maxville. You can view these images and others from the Games in our online galleries here.

Photo reprints are available for purchase in a variety of sizes. Please contact us for information.

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The Glengarry Highland Games mark 70 years in Maxville. (Steven Warburton photo)

Sports photos from the Glengarry Highland Games (new galleries)

sean Aug 5, 2017 - 2:13pm

Photos from heavyweight competitions at the 2017 edition of The Glengarry Highland Games in Maxville can now be viewed in our online galleries here. The Aug. 9 edition of The Glengarry News will have full coverage of this year's Games.

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Shayla MacNaughton, under the watchful eye of judge Lee MacKinnon, throws the stone in the (intermediate  heavyweights competition. (Sean Bray photo)

Field records for intermediate heavyweights at the Glengarry Highland Games

sean Aug 1, 2017 - 11:56am

Since its inception in 2010, the intermediate heavyweights division has groomed a number of teen athletes in the traditional Scottish sports, with several of the competitors moving on to compete in the amateur (adult) class.

The Aug. 2 edition of The Glengarry News includes a story about a recent training session for the current crop of teen heavys. We also have photos in our gallery here.

All-time records

Adam Hurtubise, a current amateur competitor, holds the all-time intermediate record in the sheaf toss, achieving a mark of 28 feet.

Best ever in the 14-pound weight for distance goes to Jamie Trask (80 feet, 8 inches), who is also tops in the stone throw (43 feet, 7 inches).

Scott Bishop holds the mark in the hammer throw, with a best result of 106 feet, 1 inch.

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Austin Gaspar winds up in the hammer throw. (Sean Bray photo)

Rugby returns to Glengarry Highland Games this weekend

sean Aug 1, 2017 - 11:52am

Rugby 7s will be held as part of the Glengarry Highland Games this weekend, billed as the Nate MacRae Memorial Invitational.

Preliminary matches are scheduled for Friday, from 2 to 6pm, on the field behind the Clan Building. The idea is the have three games played per hour. Finals will take place Saturday afternoon, on the infield, in front of the grandstand.

Nate MacRae was an enthusiastic young man, who lost his battle with cancer. He was a sportsman, loving the competition and companionship generated through sports. He loved his Celtic heritage and was lovingly called, “The Scotsman” by his teammates and friends.

Rugby at the Games will certainly provide exciting play in this historical Scottish game.

The competition is being organized by Alex de Wit.

Reminder of online, advance registration for children's heavyweights, running

sean Aug 1, 2017 - 11:47am

Online, advance registration for children's competitions at the Glengarry Highland Games is available here

The junior heavyweights will be held Saturday morning, with the track events on Saturday afternoon. Advance registration closes Thursday, Aug. 3, at noon. It will still be possible to register onsite, but parents are advised to arrive early to do so.

Photos from the 2016 Glengarry Highland Games

Administrator Aug 2, 2016 - 3:40pm

Our first batch of photos from the 2016 Glengarry Highland Games is now available in our online galleries here. Look for more photos to be added soon.

Numerous other images are published in the Aug. 3 edition of The Glengarry News.

Reprints of photos in various sizes are available for order from our office at 613-525-2020 and make great gifts.