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Scotland... without the airfare AUGUST 9-11, 2013

Official Program

Visit our website or call (866) 871-9442 for more information

Festival Site Map Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex (Fergus) 550 Belsyde Avenue East, Fergus Ontario

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Welcome to the 68th Fergus Scottish Festival and Highland Games! It is with pleasure that I bring warm greetings to you on behalf of Councillors, staff and residents of Centre Wellington. The picturesque Town of Fergus located on the scenic Grand River has proudly hosted the Annual Festival and Games since its founding in 1946. We are pleased to have as our guests, talented performers, athletes and musicians to celebrate the annual Scottish Festival and Highland Games. We extend a special warm welcome to the Clans, your families and friends. Please enjoy your visit to our vibrant, attractive and growing community. It is our wish that you will feel at home here as you experience the hospitality that is a part of our culture. Special greetings are extended to our friends from Blairgowrie-Rattray, Scotland and Pleasanton, California, sister cities of Fergus. We value the ongoing friendship we share through our rich Scottish heritage. We recognize the large number of volunteers who devote countless hours to organize and present this traditional event; we convey our thanks to each of you for your commitment and hard work. We hope you will enjoy this year’s celebration of all things Scottish. While in Centre Wellington, we also invite you to visit our many unique shops, walk along our riverscape and trails and enjoy the beautiful countryside. Please plan to visit us again!


Mayor Joanne Ross-Zuj Township of Centre Wellington

Welcome to

Centre Wellington A great place to visit, work, live & play! Enjoy the hospitality of

Fergus & Elora Centre Wellington Chamber of Commerce 400 Tower St. S. Fergus 519-843-5140

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I would like to welcome you to the 68th Anniversary of the Fergus Scottish Festival and Highland Games, located in the beautiful undulating farmlands of Wellington County. Having grown up in this community and having attended past events, I can tell you that the Festival and Games are sure to entertain. Hundreds of volunteers and sponsors support the festival, hosting one of Canada’s premier summer events and attracting visitors from near and far. Whether you are attending the Festival and Games for the first time or as a returning patron, the events are sure to leave you with lasting memories. I hope that you will take time to see all that Fergus and the surrounding countryside has to offer and that you will visit us again soon.

Michael Chong, P.C., M.P. Wellington-Halton Hills 519-843-7344

As a lifelong resident of Wellington County, and as Wellington-Halton Hills’ elected representative in the Ontario Legislature, I am happy to extend a warm welcome to everyone attending the 2013 Fergus Scottish Festival and Highland Games. While visiting our scenic area, I hope you will take time to enjoy our many fine restaurants, cafes, shops and other facilities. We also hope you will remember your stay and plan to visit us again. I would also like to thank the sponsors, staff and volunteers for their dedication and commitment, which together make our Highland  Games, year after year, one of the finest celebrations of Scottish heritage in North America.

Best Wishes Ted Arnott, M.P.P.

Wellington-Halton Hills Fergus Scottish Festival & Highland Games

Table of Contents Avenue of the Clans Author Series & Bookstore Contact Information Days at a Glance - Games Schedule Festival Site Map Festival Vendors Gate Times, Opening Hours, Ticket Pricing General Information Heritage Tent Highland Dance Competition Highland Dance Competition Winners 2012 Highland Pub Historic Downtown Fergus Entertainment Kirkin’ o’ the Tartan Main Field Schedule McKiddies Centre Our Sponsors Parade Pipers & Pipe Band Society of Ontario President’s Message Scottish Heavy Events Shuttle Bus Tattoo Tea Garden Thank you 2013 Canadian Tug of War Championship

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Contact Information Fergus Scottish Festival & Highland Games Mailing Address: P.O. Box 25, Fergus, ON Canada N1M 2W7 Office Location: 1-181 St. Andrew St. E., Fergus, ON Canada N1M 1P9 Phone: (519) 787-0099 or 1-866-871-9442 Email: Web: Join us for the 69th Fergus Scottish Festival & Highland Games August 8-10, 2014

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SCOTLAND … WITHOUT THE AIRFARE. The Fergus Scottish Festival Board of Directors, Staff, and Volunteers all welcome you to the 68th Festival & Highland Games! Over the years, the Fergus Scottish Festival has grown from a one-day event to a three day celebration of all things Scottish. Pipe Bands, Highland Dance, Heavy Events, Clans, Celtic music and Scottish wares are all part of this heritage-packed experience. This year we are pleased to host a number of championships including the Canadian Scottish Athletic Federations Mens Championship and the Canadian Tug of War Championships in addition to the Pipeband and Dance Competitions. I would like to wish a warm welcome to featured author, Diana Gabaldon as well. The Festival is pleased you are joining us again this year. As you move throughout the Festival you will notice many changes. We hope you will enjoy these changes as they should allow you to take in more of our wonderful event. Finally, I would like to thank the Board of Directors who have brought the Festival to where it is today. Your tenacity has been appreciated by myself, the Event Management and certainly the patrons as you have worked diligently to produce the 2013 Fergus Scottish Festival.

Mo’ran taing, Warren Trask President 68th Fergus Scottish Festival & Highland Games

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Weekly Special Offers In Store

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Gate Times & Opening Hours Gate 1 - Denny’s Gate (Wristbands only) Friday, August 9 Saturday, August 10 Sunday, August 11

3:00 pm 7:00 am 7:00 am

Gate 2 - Main Gate (Wristbands only) Friday, August 9 Saturday, August 10 Sunday, August 11

3:00 pm 7:00 am 7:00 am

Castle Entrance Friday, August 9 Saturday, August 10 Sunday, August 11

3:00 pm 7:00 am 7:00 am

Gate 3 - Parking N End Friday, August 9 Saturday, August 10 Sunday, August 11

3:00 pm 7:00 am 7:00 am

Gate 4 - Parking S End Friday, August 9 Saturday, August 10 Sunday, August 11

9:00 am 7:00 am 7:00 am

Highland Pub Friday, August 9 3:00 pm - 1:00 am Saturday, August 10 11:00 am - 1:00 am Sunday, August 11 Noon - 7:00 pm Piper’s Pub Friday, August 9 Closed Saturday, August 10 11:00 am - 8:30 pm Sunday, August 11 Noon - 6:00 pm *Please check weekend schedule to ensure programming is available during your visit.

Ticket Prices Friday, August 9 Youth 13-18 Adult 19-59 Senior 60+

$20 $25 $20

Saturday, August 10 Youth $20 Adult $25 Senior $20 Sunday, August 11 Youth $15 Adult $18 Senior $15

Weekend Youth $40 Adult $50 Senior $40 Sunday Family 2 Adults 1 Youth Additional Youth

$40 $11 each

* All prices include HST Children 12 & Under Free all weekend * Highland Pub cover $5 without day of or weekend wristband



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Festival Vendors Allan Price Anne’s Carmelcrisp Ltd Ben Bhraggie House Ltd. Big Guys BBQ British Baked Goods British Baking Company British Isles Shoppe Burnett’s & Struth Scottish Regalia Ltd. Cairngorm Scottish Imports Candy Van Man Celtic Stonework Sculpture Courage to Change Creative Designs Daddy Mike’s Fun Foods D-Day Wear Di’s Fries Effie’s All Butter Shortbread Friendly Greeks Gemstones n’ Silver Georgia’s Grill Goodview Fashions Hall of Names Harmony Meadows Alpaca Heritage Associates Howie’s Fresh Hot Cinnamon Rolls HRC Brantford Irish Bread Store Isla Skye and Dragonfly J. Winston Foods Jaboli II Kilties Mini Donuts London Trading Post Main Squeeze Lemonade Mapleton Organic Dairy Mystic Glass P.D. Pottery Prism Patch Ruach Crafts Scoops Ice Cream & Fudge Shady’s Lemonade Simply British Foods Skye Enterprises Southern Ontario Smoked BBQ Supreme Ices Tartan Teddies The Chain Mail Guy The Claddagh House The Painted Image The Wolves Den Wandering Bean Coffee Co. Warriors Through Time

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General Information Information Tent: The Information Tent is inside Gate 2 and is open: Friday 3:00 pm-9:00 pm, Saturday 8:00 am-4:00 pm, Sunday 9:00 am-4:00 pm. Check here for changes to the Festival Itinerary. Box Office: Pre-paid wristband pick-ups take place here. Located outside Gate 2, open Thursday Noon-11 pm, Friday 7:00 am- 8:00 pm, Saturday 6:30 am-4:30 pm, Sunday 6:30 am-3:00 pm. No exchange or refund. Parking: On-site parking $5 per day. Limited handicapped parking by permit only and subject to availability. ATM: Located at all paying gates, the entrance to the Highland Pub and near concessions row. Lost Children: Please bring lost children to the Security Trailer by Gate 2. Lost & Found: Located at the Security Trailer by Gate 2.

Washrooms: There is a building adjacent to the Camping area at the North end of Concessions. Portables with sinks and washroom trailers are available throughout the site. See site map on page 3 for locations. Pay Phones: Located inside the Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex. First Aid: Provided by the St. John Ambulance. Located near the Highland Pub and Heritage Tent areas. Assisted Services: Parking- Limited parking by permit only. WashroomsAvailable in the Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex. Souvenirs: Official Festival Souvenirs can be purchased at locations throughout the Festival or by contacting the Festival Office. Accommodations: Listings available at the Information Tent. Ice: Located beside Gate 3

Hop on the bus! BUS SCHEDULE The shuttle bus will be running on Friday, August 9, 5:00 pm-12:00 am and Saturday, August 10, 9:00 am-12:00 am. There will be no buses Sunday. Extra buses will run during peak times. Stops are: Grand River Raceway, Elora Legion, Bissell Park, Fergus Legion, I Love Chocolate/The Bookery, Legge Fitness, the Chamber of Commerce and the Festival Grounds Buses will be running on a continuous loop. The wait at any stop is not expected to exceed half an hour. A shuttle will also be running from Highland Pines Campground Friday at 5:30 pm and Saturday at 9:00 am & 1:45 pm

Shuttle Sponsors Grand River Raceway Fergus Elora News Express Sheryl Palmer Real Estate Legge Fitness Ralph Basset Associates Inc. I Love Chocolate The Bookery Highland Pines Campground Edge Realty 92.9 The Grand Elora Legion Branch 229 Collins Barrow Elora Fergus Tourism Fergus Legion Branch 275 Fraberts Fresh Food The Gorge Country Kitchen

GUELPH SHUTTLE Elora Fergus Tourism and Red Car are pleased to offer a bus from Guelph to the Festival this year. Leaving the Delta Guelph Hotel at 5 pm Friday, leaving the Festival at 11 pm. Saturday departure from Delta Guelph Hotel at 8:30 am, leaving Fergus at 6:30 pm and Sunday departures will be 11 am and 6 pm. $10 + HST per day, pre booking only. Contact Red Car at 519.824.9344 to book.

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Historic Downtown Fergus Entertainment Sponsored by Meridian Credit Union & OLG THURSDAY, AUGUST 8th Pipes, Plaid & Pageantry Parade 7:30 pm Join us downtown Fergus for a wee bit of Pipes, Plaid & Pageantry. Fergus Grand Theatre - 9:00 pm Brave 2012 Summer Blockbuster. FREE Determined to make her own path in life, Princess Merida defies a custom that brings chaos to her kingdom in Scotland. Fergus Legion - 8:30 pm Sea Sick Sailors

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Brew House on the Grand - 9:00 pm Tommy Leadbeater & Scooter muse The Breadalbane - 9:00 pm Celtic music live on the patio O’Briens - 9:00 pm David Leask The Goofie Newfie - 10:00 pm The Town Pants D’s - 9:00 pm Live Celtic Pub Band

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Pipes, Plaid & Pageantry Parade 2013 brings a new parade route!

FRIDAY, AUGUST 9th Sponsored by County of Wellington

12:00 - 4:00 pm Scottish Heritage Celtic Jams at various pubs, wandering pipe bands

SATURDAY NIGHT CEILIDH OLG 8:00pm: Ceilidh Concert at the Fergus Grand Theatre MC- Tommy Leadbeater, Enjoy this indoor concert at the refurbished, air conditioned Fergus Grand Theatre. Come share a tune, a tale and a few giggles in between. Tickets available at Fergus Grand Theatre 519-787-1981 $25 incl. HST, $15 with day of wristband. *All events, times and locations are subject to change

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The Fergus Scottish Festival and Highland Games and RCL Branch #275-Fergus are pleased to present the 4th annual parade as a tribute to Comrade Byron “Barney” Biernes, a proud Legion Member for over 40 years and a Passionate Supporter of the Fergus Scottish Festival and Highland Games. He handed in his precious flag with cheering all around, “I did my duty, boys,” he said. “This flag never touched the ground.”

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Friday Night Tattoo Sponsored by David Whysall International Fireworks FRIDAY, AUGUST 9TH 7:00 pm - Pre Tattoo | 8:00 pm - The Tattoo: Denis Snowdon MC Liam McGlashon Liam has been entertaining Festival guests for years. Be sure you come to the Tattoo early to hear his unique fiddling. Tommy Leadbeater Out of the musically rich Nova Scotian island of Cape Breton comes tenor, Tommy Leadbeater. His captivating voice, with its crystal clear tones, rich in harmonics and secure in its upper range has earned him a reputation of being one of Nova Scotia’s finest vocalists, and a Fergus Scottish Festival favourite. Band of the Royal Regiment of Canada The oldest permanently organized band in the Canadian Forces. Based at Fort York in Toronto, Ontario, the band has continued to serve its Country, Province, and City in many different roles throughout the world since its formation in 1863. This performance will feature vocals by Danielle Bourre. Denis Snowdon Well known radio personality on AM 740’s “A Little Breath of Scotland”. Denis adds a little Taste of Scotland to our Tattoo each year. Colour Party’s Fergus Elora Legion Colour Party’s with Ajax and Worspite Sea Cadets. Janice Howie & Nick Gush Janice is gleaning followers every time she graces a stage. Her haunting voice and dulcet tones lends itself so well to Nick’s gentle accompaniment on the acoustic guitar. The two compliment each and every tune they perform leaving the audience begging for just one more. Heavies Demonstration This demonstration will get viewers excited for what the Heavy Event Competitions throughout the weekend will bring to the games.

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Schiehallion Dancers The Schiehallion Dance ensemble was established in Hamilton in 1968, by former World Champion Highland Dancer, Sandra Bald Jones, who continues as their Director. Over the years dancers have come and gone, but the enthusiasm and high standards maintained by this group have resulted in delighting audiences. Highland Creek Pipe Band The Highland Creek Pipes and Drums now affectionately named Highland Creek Pipe Band have been performing and entertaining audiences since 1954. Now a “Pipe Band” after additions to the Band’s lineup include a guitar, keyboard and vocalist along with the occasional kit of drums, djembe, penny whistle and flute. Highland Creek has progressed from a “parade” Pipe and Drum band to a full-fledged concert performance band. Fergus Pipe Band Founded in 1927, the Fergus Pipe Band has over 30 members and students playing in one performance band and two competition bands. The band participates in many parades and highland games around the community and all over southern Ontario. Tribute to the Homeland & Rallying of the Clans Pick up a souvenir Tattoo Candle and join the Clans as they pay tribute to the Homeland. Souvenir Tattoo Candles On sale $3 each or 2 for $5, join in this magical tribute. Fireworks Finale Courtesy of Fergus’ own internationally acclaimed and celebrated David Whysall International Fireworks. Guinness World Record Attempt Most cabers flipped simultaneously.

The Tattoo Turn off the taps.

What is a Tattoo? Imagine yourself sitting in a tavern in seventeenth century Holland. In these days, when British troops served in the lowlands, it was the custom for a drummer to march through the streets beating his drum to warn the troops that it was time to leave the taverns and return to their billets for the night. The Dutch innkeepers, at the sound of the drum would “doe den tap toe” or “turn off the taps”, the local last call equivalent of “time, gentlemen please”. In English, “taptoe” became “tattoo” and over the years the drummer was accompanied by a fife or bugle player and perhaps a piper. Such groups were the beginnings of the regimental band and in an early exercise in public relations; the band performed concerts for the local population. What started as a practical daily routine in army life is today the military tattoo, a show featuring the lively rhythm of marching bands, elegant dances, stirring cadence of the pipes and drums and breathtaking military displays.

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Avenue of the Clans Sponsored by Rowe Electric FRIDAY AUGUST 9TH During Tattoo Rallying of the Clans Tattoo Lightin’ Tribute



9:00 am 9:00 am Avenue of the Clans Open Avenue of the Clans Open 12:30 pm Parade of the Clans Opening Ceremonies

10:00 am Kirkin’ o’ the Tartan St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church

Clans Registered at time of Printing: Barclay Cameron Cunningham Donnachaidh Elliott Graham Gray Henderson Hunter

Keith Kincaid Leslie MacDougall MacFarlane MacGregor MacInnes Mackay Mackenzie

MacLennan MacNeil MacNicol Maxwell Murray Rattray Sinclair Wallace Young

10 K Run brought to you in partnership with the Guelph Victors Running Club. Everyone is welcome to take part in this 10 kilometer trek through the beautiful scenery of Centre Wellington. Registration is available before hand or the day of the race. Visit the Festival website for details.

Kirkin’ o’ the Tartan Sunday, August 11th, 10 am St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church 325 St. George St. W., Fergus The Kirkin’ o’ the Tartan tradition is an old one. After the defeat of the Scots by the English in 1746, the wearing of the tartan and the keeping of any Highland ways or culture was forbidden in hopes this would forever subdue the rebellious Scottish spirit. However the Scots were fervent Christians, and canny as well. They clung to their ancient traditions by putting them underground. The Kirkin’ was an important part of this in that one Sunday a year, the populace went to church wearing a concealed piece of the tartan, and at a certain moment set aside in the service, the tartan was touched while the minister pronounced a blessing on all tartans. Scots once more pledged their loyalty and respect to their old traditions.

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Heritage Tent Sponsored by Nexans SATURDAY, AUGUST 10TH 10:00 am 10:30 am 11:00 am 11:30 am 12:00 pm 12:30 pm 1:00 pm 1:30 pm 2:00 pm 2:30 pm 3:00 pm 3:30 pm 4:00 pm 4:30 pm

Tommy Leadbeater & Scooter Muse Kevin James Sheep Shearing Songs from the Harp with Pennie Young Kevin James Heavy Events Overview Sheep Shearing Scottish Country Dance Demonstration Tommy Leadbeater & Scooter Muse Celtic Clogging Demonstration Sheep Shearing David Leask Sea Sick Sailors Celtic Clogging Demonstration

SUNDAY, AUGUST 11TH 10:00 am 10:30 am 11:00 am 11:30 am 12:00 pm 12:30 pm 1:00 pm 1:30 pm 2:00 pm 2:30 pm 3:00 pm 3:30 pm 4:00 pm

Drums - The Sound Behind the Pipes Plaids & Tartans Defined Sheep Shearing Songs from the Harp with Pennie Young Plaids & Tartans Defined Heavy Events Overview Sheep Shearing Tommy Leadbeater & Scooter Muse Fergus Pipe Band Scottish Country Dance Sheep Shearing Highland Dance Learn about the History Tommy Leadbeater & Scooter Muse

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Heritage Tent Sponsored by Nexans Sheep Shearing The centuries old tradition of sheep shearing is brought to life again this year by Tom Redpath, a professional shearer with over 30 years of experience. His goal is to educate the audience about this traditional craft and demonstrate the intricacies of shearing a sheep that weighs as much as a small man. Spinning & Weaving Members of the Guelph Guild of Handweavers & Spinners will demonstrate various techniques to educate our visitors about the steps taken to create beauty from the wool of the sheep. Observe the process of spinning the washed, cleaned, and sometimes dyed wool that will then be knit, crocheted, or woven into various articles to keep us warm in the cooler months. Hand Quilting Virginia Ingleby, owner of our local quilt shop Undercover Quilts and More, will be joined by members of The Grand Quilt Guild of Fergus for a demonstration of hand stitching skills related to quilting. Celtic Needlework Ellen Mervin and her team from Ruach Crafts will demonstrate Celtic needlework designs and techniques all weekend. Celtic needlepoint and cross stitch designs will delight all who visit. You can even try your hand at a small take home project as they teach you the simplicity of the techniques. Highland Cattle These majestic animals are something special to see. Come learn about their history and how the breed is being preserved right here in our own part of Ontario. Their owners will answer questions and tell you all there is to know. Fly Tying Techniques The Casual Dressers Club from Guelph and area will delight you with the intricate and delicate art of fly tying. Observe the interesting materials they use and how finely crafted each individual tie is as it is created step by step. You might even get a chance to make one yourself if you come early. Rope Making Try your hand at making a piece of rope like the early settlers did. Do you have the muscles and the stamina to finish it? Music From the Harp Relax as Pennie Young serenades us with the soft and gentle sounds of the harp. Learn how it works and how it is played.

What Is Highland Dancing? Carrie Hamilton, well known Highland dance instructor, will tell us all about the techniques and other details of the dances. Costumes, hand positions, swords – why are they important to each dance? Celtic Clogging Our Festival Chieftain, Angela Cameron, with the help of a few friends, will entertain and educate us with the art of the step dance. This Celtic tradition is found all over North America in various forms. Maybe your interest will be sparked and you will try this invigorating dance and fun exercise. What Are the “Heavies”? Fergus is known worldwide for the quality of our heavy events. Our speakers will educate you about their origin and their ongoing purpose. They will explain how they are judged and how the competitors prepare for these challenges. The Art of Hand Embroidery If you were a highlander or a lowlander, or the aristocracy, every Scottish woman and her descendants learned the art of hand work. Whether it was mending your workday clothes or embellishing a wedding gown, the basics of hand embroidery were well learned beside the Scottish hearth both over home and in the new settlements of North America. The Canadian Embroiderers Guild Guelph will amaze and excite you with their varied samples of exquisite work. Tommy Leadbeater & Scooter Muse Tommys captivating voice will be beautifully complimented by Scooter on one (or more) of his many instruments. Kevin James Associate Professor of History and Scottish Studies at the University of Guelph, and author of the forthcoming book ‘Tourism, Land and Landscape in Ireland: the Commodification of Culture’ (Routledge, 2014); Kevin’s current research looks at the history of the inn and hotel as social, commercial and cultural institutions. He will discuss Scottish Migration to Canada. Sea Sick Sailors Fans call them a “Canadian Celtic Folk-Rock band with a shot of east coast fun” but they’re mostly just about having fun. Playing a mix of crowd-pleasing covers and original tunes, you are sure to identify with these kilt wearers.

Scottish Country Dancing Joining us this year are members of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society with dancers from the Waterloo Wellington region. This is an exciting new addition to our program and will delight one and all as we learn how the tradition of the dance is being passed on.

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Author Series & Bookstore Sponsored by Guelph Mercury SATURDAY, AUGUST 10TH 8:00 am 8:30 am 9:00 am 10:00 am 1:30 pm 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 6:00 pm


Bookstore opens Ladies of Lallybroch Diana Gabaldon Booksigning and Photo Opportunities Ladies of Lallybroch Diana Gabaldon Booksigning and Photo Opportunities Bookstore closes

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Bookstore opens Ladies of Lallybroch Diana Gabaldon Booksigning and Photo Opportunities Diana Gabaldon Booksigning and Photo Opportunities Bookstore closes

The crowd listens intently to Diana Gabaldon

Ladies of Lallybroch Fergus Scottish Festival, Diana Gabaldon & the Ladies of Lallybroch through the ages by Lynn Boland Richardson.

Featured Author: Diana Gabaldon Seventeen million copies sold in 23 countries, translated into nineteen languages, Diana Gabaldon is the brilliant and engaging author of the award-winning, NYT-bestselling Outlander novels. They have been described by Salon magazine as “the smartest historical sci-fi adventureromance story ever written by a science Ph.D. with a background in scripting “Scrooge McDuck” comics.” The 1991 publication of classic Outlander began a literary following that can only be described as a domino effect. Captivating readers from around the world, the adventures of Jamie Fraser and Claire are carried through seven more New York Times-bestselling novels; Dragonfly in Amber, Voyager, Drums of Autumn, The Fiery Cross, A Breath of Snow and Ashes, Echo in the Bone and Written in My Own Hearts Blood. Additional companion volumes The Outlandish Companion I and II provide copious details on the settings, background, characters, research and writing of the novels. Gabaldon has also written historical mysteries such as The Lord John series as well as several additional novellas featuring Lord John Grey. Currently she is working on a contemporary mystery series set in Phoenix. Diana has written highly scholarly introductions to recent modern library editions of Sir Walter Scott’s Ivanhoe, and Thomas Paine’s Common Sense. Welcome back Diana, we’re thrilled you could join us again this year.

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Scottish Mini’s Parade Show off your tartan in a parade through the grounds. Like the Pied Piper of Fergus! Music Performers Members from Performance Studio in Fergus will get you on your feet with their music. Heavy Events Come try your strength in this pint sized Heavy’s Competition. Can you flip a caber? All Day Activities Arts & Crafts, Giant Mural, Curling, Safe Communities.

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8:00 Bookstore Opens Bookstore 8:30 Dancing Begins Fling (4), Pas de Bas, Pas de Bas / HiCuts, Sword (2 + 1), Seann Triubhas (3+1), Strathspey & Half Tulloch Highland Dancing Ladies of Lallybroch Author Series CSAF Mens Championship Main Field Solo Competitions Main Field 9:00 Diana Gabaldon Author Series Avenue of the Clans Opens Avenue of the Clans 10:00 Book Signing Author Series Tug of War Competition Main Field Scottish Story Telling McKiddies Tommy Leadbeater and Scooter Muse Heritage Tent 10:15 Registration for Championship Highland Dancing 10:30 Kevin James Heritage Tent 11:00 Championship (time is approximate) Highland Dancing Highland Dance Demonstration McKiddies Sheep Shearing Heritage Tent 11:30 Songs from the Harp with Pennie Young Heritage Tent 12:00 Kevin James Heritage Tent 12:30 Opening Ceremonies Main Field Heavy Events Overview Heritage Tent 1:00 Massed Fling - Opening Ceremonies Main Field Sheep Shearing Heritage Tent 1:15 Pre-Premier Award Presentation Highland Dancing 1:30 Ladies of Lallybroch Author Series David Leask Highland Pub Scottish Country Dance Demonstration Heritage Tent

7:30 Pipes, Plaid & Pageantry Parade Downtown Fergus 8:30 The Sea Sick Sailors Fergus Legion 9:00 Brave - FREE MOVIE Summer Blockbuster Fergus Grand Theatre Tommy Leadbeater & Scooter Muse Brew House on the Grand David Leask O’Brien’s Pub Celtic Music The Breadalbane Inn Celtic Music D’s Sports Bar 10:00

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9:00 Scottish Heavy Events School Competition & Amateur Competition Heavy Events Field 12:00-4:00 Celtic Jams & Wandering Pipe Bands Various locations Downtown Fergus 3:00 Festival Grounds Open 4:00 Bookstore Opens Bookstore 6:00 Bookstore Closes Bookstore 6:30 Fergus Pipe Band Highland Pub 7:00 Pre-Tattoo Main Field 7:30 Guinness World Record Attempt Main Field 8:00 Tattoo Main Field 10:45 The Town Pants Highland Pub

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2:00 Diana Gabaldon Author Series Pipe Band Competitions Main Field Scottish Mini’s Parade McKiddies Tommy Leadbeater and Scotter Muse Heritage Tent 2:30 Celtic Clogging Demonstration Heritage Tent 3:00 Book Signing Author Series Caber Toss(time is approximate) Main Field Sea Sick Sailors Highland Pub Music Performers McKiddies Sheep Shearing Heritage Tent 3:30 David Leask Heritage Tent 4:00 Championship Awards Highland Dancing Highland Dance Demonstration McKiddies Sea Sick Sailors Heritage Tent 4:30 Celtic Clogging Demonstration Heritage Tent 5:00 Closing Ceremonies Main Field Massed Bands Main Field The Town Pants Highland Pub 6:00 Bookstore Closes Author Series 6:30 Battle of the Pipe Bands Highland Pub 7:30 The Town Pants Highland Pub 8:00 Downtown Ceilidh Fergus Grand Theatre 9:00 The Town Pants Highland Pub 10:30 The Mudmen Highland Pub

SUNDAY AUGUST 11TH 8:30 Dancing begins - National for all Classes Highland Dancing Dance Order: Strathspey & Highland Reel, Barracks (4), Village Maid (4), Flora (4), Scottish Lilt (4) 9:00 Masters, Womens Heavy Events Main Field Bookstore Opens Author Series Avenue of the Clans Opens Avenue of the Clans 10 K Run Victoria Park 9:30 Ladies of Lallybroch Author Series 10:00 Diana Gabaldon Author Series Kirkin’ o’ the Tartan St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church Scottish Story Telling McKiddies Drums - The Sound Behind the Pipes Heritage Tent 10:30 Plaids and Tartans Defined Heritage Tent

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11:00 Booksigning Author Series Premier Highland Highland Dancing Highland Dance Demonstration McKiddies Sheep Shearing Heritage Tent 11:30 Songs from the Harp with Pennie Young Heritage Tent 12:00 Plaids and Tartans Defined Heritage Tent 12:30 Massed Bands Main Field Janice Howie & Nick Gush Highland Pub Heavy Events Overview Heritage Tent 1:00 Childrens Heavy Events McKiddies Sheep Shearing Heritage Tent 1:30 PPBSO Grade 5 Competition Main Field David Leask Highland Pub Tommy Leadbeater and Scooter Muse Heritage Tent 2:00 Fergus Pipe Band Heritage Tent 2:30 Diana Gabaldon Author Series Tommy Leadbeater & Scooter Muse Highland Pub Scottish Country Dance Heritage Tent 3:00 Caber Toss(time is approximate) Main Field Sheep Shearing Heritage Tent 3:30 Booksigning Author Series Sea Sick Sailors Highland Pub Highland Dance Learn About the History Heritage Tent 4:00 Highland Dance Demonstration McKiddies Tommy Leadbeater and Scooter Muse Heritage Tent 4:30 Premier Highland Awards Highland Dancing The Town Pants Highland Pub 4:45 Massed Bands Main Field 5:00 The Last Word Main Field 6:00 Bookstore Closes Author Series

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Tea Garden Bentley House Fine Teas & Catering

The Festival is pleased to welcome back the Tea Garden! We hope you will stop by the tent, enjoy a scone and a spot of tea. Located near the Heritage Tent.

2013 Canadian Tug of War Championship Sponsored by DeBoer’s Equipment SATURDAY, AUGUST 10TH 10:00 am

The Fergus Scottish Festival & Highland Games in co-operation with the Canadian Tug of War Association is proud to present the 2013 Canadian Tug of War Championship. At the time of printing, participating teams are: Women’s: Nissouri, South-Blue, and Zorra Men: Blue Water, Nissouri, South Easthope, Elice, Zorra, Petawawa

Main Field Sponsored by TD Canada Trust FRIDAY, AUGUST 9TH 7:00 pm 7:30 pm 8:00 pm

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CSAF Mens Championship Solo Competitions Tug of War Competition Opening Ceremonies Pipe Band Competition Closing Ceremonies

SUNDAY, AUGUST 11TH 9:00 am Masters/Womens Heavy Events 12:30 pm Massed Bands 1:30 pm PPBSO Grade 5 Competition 4:45 pm Massed Bands 5:00 pm The Last Word

For further updates on this event and the teams participating, check our website at *All events, times and locations are subject to change

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Highland Dance Competition Sponsored by Maple Lodge Farms SATURDAY, AUGUST 10TH 7:45 am 8:30 am 11:00 am 1:00 pm 1:15 pm

Registration Dancing Starts Championship Break for Opening Ceremonies Award Presentation - Pre Premier & Championships

SUNDAY, AUGUST 11TH 8:00 am Registration 8:30 am National Competition Commences, Awards to Follow 11:00 am Premier Highland 4:30 pm Premier Highland Awards Ceremony

Continuing the Scottish tradition of Highland Dance, the Fergus Festival Championships, Highland competitions and National Dance competitions will be presented. The Fergus Scottish Festival Championship is only offered to Premier dancers in various age categories. The four Highland Dances are danced and the competitors are judged by three adjudicators. The marks are combined to determine the winner in each dance and the overall Champion. The Highland competitions are offered to both Premier and Pre-Premier dancers (Primary/ Beginner/Novice/Intermediate). Each section is also divided based on age. One adjudicator judges the four Highland Dances. The National Dance competitions are offered to both Premier and Pre-Premier dancers (Beginner/ Novice/Intermediate). Each section is further divided based on age. Three National dances are preformed and judged by one adjudicator.

Fergus Scottish Festival Championship

Championships are special competitions for Premier dancers that are sanctioned by the Scottish Official Board of Highland Dancing. The Fergus Scottish Festival Championship was created in 2006 in celebration of the Festival’s 60th Anniversary. Separate Championships are awarded by age group up to a maximum of 6. Dancers perform The Highland Fling, The Sword Dance, The Seann Triubhas and the Strathspey & Reel. Overall Trophies are awarded to three places with a cash award to the Champion, First Runner-Up and Second Runner-Up.

Pre-Premier Highland Competition

This competition is for primary to intermediate dancers and includes the Highland Fling, Pas de Bas, Sword Dance, Seann Triubhas, and Strathspey & Half Tulloch. Primary dancers receive participation gifts while Beginners to Intermediates receive winner and runner-up trophies and monetary scholarships.

Premier Highland Competition

The Highland Fling, Sword Dance, Seann Triubhas, and Strasthspey & Half Tulloch are included in this competition for Premier A & B Dancers. Trophies and cash prizes are awarded.

National Competitions

Open to Beginners through Premier dancers, dances include the Strathspey & Highland Reel, The Barracks, The Village Maid, The Flora MacDonald and the Scottish Lilt. Trophies and cash prizes are awarded.

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Congratulations to the 2012 Winners of the May Family Farms Highland Dance Competition Spirit Award Winners: Alexandra Nickel, Adeline Byrne, Christina Bozzelli Fergus Festival Scholarship Winners: Molly McGill, Carly Dowdall, Megan Coghill, Amy Hawkins, Chantelle Procunier, Meg Durie, Kathleen Quinn Fergus Festival Encouragement Award: Cora Turpin Liam McIain Productions Scholarship: Alessandra Bruce-Fucco Shirley Ashdown Memorial Sean Triubhaus: Daniel Carr Dancer of the Games: Marielle Lesperance Trips to Scotland: Jamie Conrick, Mackenzie Waltenburgh and Daniel Carr

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9:00 am Amateur

8:30 am CSAF Mens Championships

9:00 am Womens, Masters Competitions

CSAF Mens Championships Order of Events

Morning: 22lb Hammer 16lb Hammer Braemar Stone Open Stone

Afternoon: 56lb Weight for Distance 28lb Weight for Distance Caber (Approximately 3pm) Challenge Caber 56lb Weight for Height

Competitors Dirk Bishop Berle Conrad Matt Doherty Danny Frame Josh Goldthorp Greg Hadley Jason Johnston Mike Miller Joel Theissen Markus Wand Owen W. Willems Rob Young

Women’s Competition Order of Events

Morning: 12lb Fergus Stone 28lb Weight for Height 28lb Weight for Distance 14lb Weight for Distance Afternoon: 12lb Hammer 12lb Sheaf Caber (Approximately 3 pm)


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Masters Competition Order of Events

Morning: 17lb Fergus Stone 16lb Hammer Sheaf Toss

Afternoon: 42lb Weight for Distance 28lb Weight for Distance Caber (Approximately 3pm) 42lb Weight for Height

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Pipers & Pipe Band Society of Ontario Sponsored by The Beat 91.5 SATURDAY AUGUST 10TH 8:30 am Solo Competitions 2:00 pm Pipe Band Competition 5:00 pm Massed Bands

SUNDAY AUGUST 11TH 12:30 pm Massed Bands 1:30 pm Grade 5 Competitions 5:00 pm Grade 5 Awards Final Massed Bands

The Fergus Scottish Festival hosts its piping competition in conjunction with the Pipers’ and Pipe Band Society of Ontario and is ranked as a “Champion Supreme Contest”. Competitors compete at different “grade” levels which are determined by the piping association. Players and Bands are assigned Grades 1 through 5, with Grade 1 being the most seasoned and experienced pipers and drummers. Band competitions are the way most people judge bagpipe music. Solo Piping competitions are the way that pipers judge themselves. Bands are judged as much by very strict, standardized criteria as they are by subjective means. Bands in similar grades are required to perform tunes of the same style, to allow fair judging. For instance, a band competing in Grade 5 may be required to perform a medley (or set of tunes played continuously) of marches in a certain time signature. The higher the grade, the more difficult the requirements are and the more tunes required. The length of time allotted depends on the grade as well, ranging from 3-10 minutes. Higher-grade bands (Grades 2 and 1) must also prepare two selections of required tunes, drawn by the judges prior to entering the field. This adds to the complexity and difficulty of tune requirements in competition. There are typically four judges that critique a competing band. These judges are seasoned professional players and must pass an exam to be certified by the association in which they judge. In most associations, there are two piping judges, one drumming judge, and another for overall ensemble. Points are tallied and weighted as per the rules of the association, and the overall winner is awarded. Pipe sections and drum sections are judged on technical ability and technique, unison within the section, use of harmonies or dynamics, score composition and tuning. The ensemble judge listens for overall effect within the entire band, how well the two corps play together, the tune selections chosen and overall band sound. After the Closing Ceremonies are concluded and the winners are announced, each band receives a sheet from each judge, containing his comments about the performance, and any numeric points awarded.

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Thank You One & All The Fergus Scottish Festival has been built on volunteers. We wish to thank each and every one of them, in particular those who volunteer in a leadership role. Board of Directors Warren Trask- President John Jans Steve Clark Bryan Denny Jackie Denny Margaret Molitor David Radley Bruce Youngblood Sponsorship Manager Bruce Lloyd Event Managment Mary Lloyd Gina Dobben Staff Volunteer & Marketing Assistant Virginia Tremaine Box Office & Registration Assistant Shelby McEachern

Leadership Volunteers Presidents Circle Bill Beattie Bill Beattie Lynn Boland-Richardson Lynn Boland-Richardson W. C. Bradley John K. Campbell John K. Campbell Bob Coghill John F. Campbell Deb Dalziel Rudi Chiarandini Brenda Dineen Harry Conklin Judy Eckhardt Deb Dalziel Marilyn Harbour Bob Kerr Linda Heathfield Caroline Laing Karen Idzik Craig MacGregor Craig MacGregor Dave MacMillan Dave MacMillan Alex Robertson Margaret Molitor Wal Robinson Katie Sinclair Bill Rowe Elizabeth Smith Peter Templin Rob Thoms Bill Thoms Warren Trask Jack Tweddle Adrian Trochta Bruce Youngblood Nicole Van den Borre Bruce Youngblood Maggie Youngblood

Our Mission: To present, promote and preserve Scottish Culture within the framework of a Canadian multi-cultural society. Founded in 1946 by Alex Robertson, the Fergus Scottish Festival & Highland Games were created as a community wide celebration of Scottish life and customs. Since then the Festival has grown to proudly earn the title of the oldest 3 day Scottish Festival in North America attracting over 30,000 visitors.

Thank you to our community partners, area service clubs and organizations: Centre Wellington Chamber of Commerce - Janet Harrop Downtown Fergus BIA - Jackie Fraser

Kinette Club of Centre Wellington - Muriel Brown Men for Missions - Blair Nickerson Ralph Basset Associates - Bruce and Mary Lloyd

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Centre Wellington - Trevor Klein, Sue Foard & Maggie Youngblood

Extreme Adventures Promotions Inc. - Darryl Dalke & Dean Godin

Fergus & District Kinsmen - Chris Warrington

St. John Ambulance - Mark Burton

Many thanks to every volunteer involved with the Festival. You make the Festival happen!

Thank you to our Event Producers Highland Dancing Association of Ontario Ontario Tug of War Association Pipers & Pipe Band Society of Ontario

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Name now changed to Folk Music Ontario On behalf of Folk Music Ontario (previously known as the Ontario Council of Folk Festivals), it is my honour and privilege to welcome you to Fergus Scottish Festival and Highland Games and to congratulate everyone who has helped make it possible. Whether as fans or performers, many of us fell in love with folk, roots and world music at festivals such as this, and went on to devote major portions of our lives to making sure that the scene continued. Now, whether as performers, organizers, volunteers, directors, vendors, exhibitors or listeners, we come together again to be part of this celebration of music and community. Folk Music Ontario is proud to support the growth and development of folk music in Ontario. I encourage you to also check out a few of the other great festivals across the province, each with its own special character and flavour. It takes huge commitments of time, energy, and talent to pull a festival like this together. Congratulations once again to all the volunteers and organizers of Fergus Scottish Festival and Highland Games and to all of you for being here to enjoy it. Have a great weekend. Cheers,

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