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fergus SCOTTISH FESTIVAL & HIGHLAND GAMES

august 12-14 2016

PROUD WORLD RECORD HOLDER FOR SIMULTANEOUS CABER TOSS

SCOTLAND ... WITHOUT THE AIRFARE www.fergusscottishfestival.com or call 866.871.9442

THE HIGHLAND HERALD

Your Guide to the Games


Festival Site Map Festival Site Map Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex (Fergus)

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

Legend Washrooms First Aid

Camping Rest Picnic

PIPER’S PUB

(Saturday only)

Information

John Allan’s Failte (formerly Sponsors Tent)

GATE 4 BUY TICKETS

Heritage Tent

PPBSO

MAIN STAGE

CLANS

MAIN FIELD

McKiddies Centre

Highland Dance

Picn ic

Concessions

Picnic

Entrance to Arena

Concessions

Scotland St. / Jones Baseline

Rest Area

Quiet Camping

Tea Tent

Highland Pub

Parking ATM Baby Changing stations

Avenue of the Clans

Concessions

Concessions

Concessions

GATE 3 BUY TICKETS Ice/wood

CLANS

Concessions

Concessions

Camping

Dry Stone Wall Demonstration Area

CLANS

Rest area

Rest/picnic areas Security

SPORTS COMPLEX Featured Author Diana Gabaldon & Education Centre Scottish at Heart Workshop Series

GATE 2 BUY TICKETS

INDOOR BUY TICKETS

Arena Denny Gate 1

Main Entrance: Tickets SHUTTLE SHUT T TLE PICK UP/ DROP OP OFF

Registration & Camping Subject to change. Please check the website for updates. www.fergusscottishfestival.com

Please note that there is a separate parking lot exit to aid EXIT ONLY

ENTRANCE

Belsyde Ave.

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Welcome to the 71st Fergus Scottish Festival and Highland Games! On behalf of Council, staff and our wonderful residents, welcome to Centre Wellington! We are honoured to be the host town of this Annual Festival and Games since its founding in 1946. We are pleased to have as our guests many talented performers, athletes and musicians who add to the flair and enthusiasm of the Scottish Festival and Highland Games. We hope you will enjoy this year’s celebration of all things Scottish. While in Centre Wellington I hope that you take the time to roam our gorgeous downtowns, stroll through our unique stores and take in some of the wonderful outdoor activities that we have to offer in CW. From fly fishing to kayaking and tubing, we have something for everyone. Make the most of your time, plan your trip at www.centrewellington.ca. The festival would not be possible without the determined efforts of a tremendous number of volunteers who devote countless hours organizing and presenting this traditional event. Thank you for all of your commitment and hard work.

I would like to welcome you to the 71st 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

Enjoy the festival and your stay in our beautiful community!

michael.chong@parl.gc.ca

Sincerely, Mayor Kelly Linton - Township of Centre Wellington Facebook.com/centrewellington @CentrWellington

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 2016 Fergus Scottish Festival and Highland Games. While visiting our scenic area, I hope you will take time to enjoy our many fine restaurants, cafés, shops and other facilities. We also hope you will remember your stay and plan to visit us again. I would also like to thank our sponsors, staff and volunteers for their dedication and commitment. Together, you make our Highland Games one of the finest celebrations of Scottish heritage in North America, year after year.

Best Wishes

WELLINGTON COUNTY POLICE SERVICES BOARD and members of the

WELLINGTON COUNTY OPP are looking forward to another exciting and successful

Scottish Festival & Highland Games “Safe Communities... A Secure Ontario”

Ted Arnott, M.P.P.

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Table of Contents 10k Run Featured Author & Education Centre Avenue of the Clans Contact Information Days at a Glance - Games Schedule Family Day Sunday Festival Site Map Festival Vendors Flower of Scotland Friday Night Tattooed in Tradition Gate Times, Opening Hours, Ticket Pricing General Information Heritage Tent Highland Dance Competition Highland Pub Historic Downtown Fergus Entertainment Main Field Schedule McKiddies Centre Our Sponsors Parade Pipes & Drums President’s Message Scottish at Heart Workshop Series Scottish Heavy Events Shuttle Bus Tea Tent Thank you

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Information was current as of press date July 26 Please check the website for potential schedule changes.

Contact Information Fergus Scottish Festival & Highland Games Mailing Address: P.O. Box 25, Fergus ON Canada N1M 2W7 Office Location: 550 Belsyde Ave., E. Fergus, ON N1M 2P7 Phone: (519) 787-0099 or 1-866-871-9442 Email: info@fergusscottishfestival.com Web: www.fergusscottishfestival.com Join us for the 72nd Fergus Scottish Festival & Highland Games August 11-13, 2017

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President’s Message On behalf of the Board of Directors, Committee Chairpersons, Members and Volunteers of the Festival, welcome to Fergus and the 71st annual Fergus Scottish Festival and Highland Games. We know that we compete with many other recreational and entertainment events and venues for your time and money and we are glad that you have seen it worthwhile in joining us this weekend. We have an exciting lineup again this year, comprised of a great deal of what has made our Festival successful for many, many years, and have added some new features that will pique the interests of all ages. The festivities start on Thursday night with the Pipes, Plaids and Pageantry Parade through historic downtown Fergus, where many of the bars and pubs will feature live Celtic music. Then, on to a myriad of “all things Scottish” throughout Friday afternoon, and all day Saturday and Sunday. We have dedicated Sunday to “Family Day” by focusing on making things enjoyable, comfortable, and affordable for families with younger children. We are proud to welcome the Leslie Clan gathering and their Chief, the Honourable Alexander Leslie, who has graciously agreed to act as our Chieftain this year. We also welcome Clan MacTavish and Clan Cunningham as they celebrate their annual gatherings at this year’s Festival. We are thrilled once again to host the lovely and talented Diana Gabaldon, who has been a great friend of the Festival for many years. We thank the many sponsors and government agencies who help us to make this annual event possible, and of course, the staff of the Township of Centre Wellington. Please make the most of your weekend and do not hesitate to ask any of our volunteers for any assistance you may need. Our passion and focus is to live up to our slogan and treat you to a little of “Scotland …without the airfare.” Dave Radley, President 2016 Fergus Scottish Festival and Highland Games

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The Flower of Scotland To be sung by all during the Welcoming Ceremonies

O flower of Scotland When will we see Your like again That fought and died for Your wee bit hill and glen That stood against him Proud Edward’s army And sent him homeward To think again The hills are bare now And autumn leaves lie thick and still O’er land that is lost now Which those so dearly held That stood against him Proud Edward’s army And sent him homeward To think again Those days are passed now And in the past they must remain But we can still rise now And be the nation again That stood against him Proud Edward’s army And sent him homeward To think again

Gate Times & Opening Hours gates Open to the Public Friday, August 12 Saturday, August 13 Sunday, August 14

5:00 pm 7:30 am 7:30 am

highland Pub Friday, August 12 Saturday, August 13 Sunday, August 14

5:00 pm - 1:00 am 1:00 am - 1:00 am 11:00 am - 8:00 pm

*Please check weekend schedule to ensure programming is available during your visit.

Ticket Prices

Kids 12 and under are FREE! Friday, August 12 Youth 13-18 Adult 19-59 Senior 60+

$20 $25 $20

Saturday, August 13 Youth Adult Senior

$20 $25 $20

Sunday, August 14 Youth Adult Senior

$15 $18 $15

Weekend Youth Adult Senior

$40 $50 $40

Sunday Family 2 Adults 1 Youth Additional Youth

$40 $11 each

* All prices include HST * Highland Pub cover $5 without day of or weekend wristband

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General Information Sponsored by CJoy & Magic FM

Sponsored by Magic FM/CJOY The Information Tent is inside the Main Gate and is open: Friday 3:00pm9:00pm, Saturday 8:00am-4:00pm, Sunday 9:00am-3:00pm.

picnic areas – yes, you’re welcome to bring your own picnic lunch! – rest areas in the shade and added baby changing stations for the wee ones. (see map for locations).

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.

Parking: On-site parking $5 per day. Limited handicapped parking by permit only and subject to availability.

Camping and Registration tent: Camping registration package pickups, sponsor and media passes, heavy events check-ins, and volunteer registrations take place here. Located at parking entrance 2. Open Thursday 3 - 11 pm; Friday 7 - 11 pm; Saturday 7 - 4:30 pm; and Sunday 7 - 3 pm. No exchanges or refunds. Picnic and Rest Areas, Baby-Changing Stations: Sponsored by Your Hometown Realty When you’ve got the whole clan with you, both young and young at heart, it can be overwhelming on families and their pocketbooks. Well we’ve make it easier for you to enjoy your stay with

Assisted Services: Parking- Limited parking by permit only. Washrooms- Available in the Sportsplex and on grounds - see map. The Fergus Scottish Festival and Highland Games is committed to providing opportunities for persons with disability to participate in recreational activities with an attendant, without added financial burden. Present your Access 2 Card along with a piece of ID (not required for cardholders who are minors) and your attendant will receive a free entry ticket.

AtM: Located at all paying gates, the entrance to the Highland Pub and near concessions row. First Aid: Provided by the St. John Ambulance. Located near the Highland Pub and Heritage Tent areas. Lost Children: Please bring lost children to the Security Trailer near the Information Tent. Lost & Found: Located at the Security Trailer near the Information Tent. Souvenirs: Official Festival Souvenirs can be purchased at locations throughout the Festival or by contacting the Festival Office. Pay Phone: Located inside the Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex.

For more information about the Easter Seals Access 2 program, go to their Access 2 Website.For more information about the Easter Seals Access 2 program, go to their Access 2 Website.

FREE Shuttle Bus The Shuttle Bus service is the link between Fergus, Elora, Belwood and the Scottish Festival site, and is generously sponsored by local BIA businesses and the friendly merchants of Fergus, Elora and Belwood. It’s a convenient way to experience all that the area has to offer during your stay from shopping and eating, to viewing the famously beautiful, natural scenic landscape. Bus Schedule

Stops are:

The shuttle bus will be running on: Friday, August 12, 5:00 pm – 11:30 pm Saturday, August 13, 9:00 am – 11:30 pm there will be no buses on Sunday. Extra buses will run during peak times.

grand River Raceway (Elora, Wellington County Rd. 21) Elora Legion (110 Metcalfe St.) Fergus Legion (500 Blair St.) Fergus Downtown Provost Lane Parking Lot highland Pines Campground/Pine Meadows (Belwood, Wellington County Rd. 19)

A schedule will be posted at each bus stop advising bus arrival and departure times. Buses will be running in a continuous loop. the wait time is not expected to exceed a half hour.

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Historic Downtown Fergus Entertainment Sponsored by TD Group thursday AUgUSt 11th 5:00 pm 7:30 pm 8:00 pm

The Breadalbane Inn - NUA Downtown Pipes, Plaids and Pageantry Parade Obrien’s Tap House - David Leask Fergus Legion - Screeched Inn The Brew House on the Grand - Scooter Muse and Jill Chambless, Tommy Leadbeater Goofie Newfie - Steel City Rovers

FRIDAY, AUgUSt 12th 11:00 am Noon - 4:00 pm 2:00 pm 3:00 - 5:00 pm

Fergus Library - Historical Walking Tour Downtown Wandering Pipers and Dancers Fergus Library - Historical Walking Tour The Brew House on the Grand - Celtic Jam

SAtURDAY, AUgUSt 13th 11:00 am 8:00 pm

Fergus Library - Historical Walking Tour Fergus Grand Theatre Celtic Traditions Concert

SUNDAY, AUgUSt 14th 10K Race, 2x5K Relay, Kids’ Fun Run 7:00 am Rugby North Fieldhouse - Registration 9:00 am Rugby North Fieldhouse Race/Relay/Run Start All events, times and locations are subject to change Pipes, Plaid and Pageantry Parade Join us Thursday evening, August 11, in downtown Fergus to watch our Pipes, Plaid and Pageantry Parade starting at 7:30 pm. It’s a great way to kick off the Festival weekend! The Parade starts at Highland Park (St David & Albert St E), goes North on St David St S, left on St Andrew St W and ends at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 275 Fergus. tommy Leadbeater Tommy Leadbeater can’t remember a time when he wasn’t singing in a band or performing on stage. With John Allan Cameron as his musical godfather, and a family tree including famed Cape Breton fiddler Sandy MacIntyre, Donnell Leahy, and cousin-in-law Natalie MacMaster, just imagine the family kitchen cèilidhs comprised of so many illustrious Fergus Scottish Festival alumni!

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Celtic traditions at the Fergus grand theatre A highlight of the downtown festivities during the 2016 Fergus Scottish Festival and Highland Games is the Saturday evening Celtic Traditions concert, which promises to be an intimate event honouring the musical heritage of Scotland. Theses traditional songs have travelled all over the world, from Scotland to Alabama, Cape Breton, and Ontario, enriching the lives of audiences and performers worldwide. Please join us for a wonderful evening of song and celebration in the plush seats and air conditioned comfort of the glorious downtown Fergus Grand Theatre, as Tommy Leadbeater welcomes members of The StepCrew, Scooter Muse, David Leask, Jill Chambless, Gillebrìde MacMillan, Bob MacLean and The Steel City Rovers in an on stage acoustic céilidh. Be part of this unique Celtic Traditions event at the Fergus Grand Theatre on Saturday, August 13th at 8:00 pm. Tickets are $25.00, and can be purchased through the Fergus Grand Theatre or at TixHub. As an added bonus, the Fergus Scottish Festival is offering a $10 concert discount for weekend ticket holders! Sponsored by TD & OLG. David Leask David Leask epitomizes the modern bard. Born in Jedburgh Scotland, and now calling Ontario his home, David is an award winning songwriter and a soul stirring vocalist. With his traditional renditions of old Scottish songs, and his impassioned original compositions, David delivers outstanding performances that celebrate his Celtic and Canadian sensibilities. Scooter Muse and Jill Chambless The crimson cross of St. Andrew emblazons the State flag of Alabama, so it comes as no surprise that Scooter Muse and Jill Chambless bring their fusion of Southern and Celtic sounds to the Fergus Scottish Festival. NUA NUA draws deep from the well of traditional Celtic music to deliver a distinctive contemporary musical experience. Award winning fiddle player James Law, guitarist Graeme McGillivray, and bodhrán player Jacob McCauley combine their unique talents to create the progressive and unique sounds of the trad trio NUA. NUA’s innovative compositions, passionate and knowledgeable workshops, engaging stage presence, and kinetic energy, are not to be missed at this year’s Festival! Screeched Inn Guitarist Greg Barry, drummer Dan Speck, and bassist Thom Speck make up the modern day kitchen party trio, Screeched Inn. All three of these lads share their vocal talents, and their harmonies will raise the hair on your arms. With or without the rum, this “screech in ceremony” will be a warm welcome for one and all to this year’s Festival. Steel City Rovers The Steel City Rovers are an accomplished group of multi instrumentalists who despite their strong folk roots, prefer to think of themselves as “World” rather than “Celtic” musicians. As comfortable with their own compositions as they are with time honoured classics, The Steel City Rovers will share their high energy, Celtibilly flare as they rove around the Festival site all weekend.

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Friday Night “Tattooed in Tradition” Sponsored by David Whysall International Fireworks & OLG FRIDAY, AUGUST 12TH 7:30 pm

National Anthem - Colour Guard of the Royal Canadian Legions of Fergus & Elora Massed Pipe and Drums of Fergus Pipe Band, Grand Celtic Pipe Band, Celtic Blue Pipe Band, Paris Port Dover Pipe Band and Beinn Gorm Highlanders Pipe Band Tommy Leadbeater Albannach featuring the Heavy Event Field of Competitors Featured field performance of the Paris Port Dover Pipe Band Outlander Tribute with Diana Gabaldon and Gillebride MacMillan Schiehallion Dancers Renowned Celtic Guitarist Tony McManus Gathering of the Clans and the Lightin’ with special guest vocalist David Leask Fireworks 15 Minute Intermission 9:45 pm The StepCrew Fireworks Finale Kitchen Ceilidh (Highland Pub) Featuring Albannach and Steel City Rovers

“Tattooed in Tradition” is a remarkable spectacle of Pipe Bands, dancers, musicians and Scottish-themed performances. It simply is the finest way to kick off our Festival weekend. Following the events on Main Field, there will be not one but two spectacular fireworks displays. The Fergus Scottish Festival and Highland Games is proud to be the stomping grounds for this year’s “Tattooed in Tradition” Friday night concert featuring the dynamic performers of The StepCrew. Finish your night off with a down-home kitchen céilidh in the Highland Pub. Featured Artists Paris Port Dover Pipe Band Formed in 2000 with 10 pipers and one drummer, The Paris Port Dover Pipe Band has grown to 130 members. As well as performances, the band competes throughout the world, and has placed in the World Championships in Glasgow. Paris Port Dover has proudly represented Canada internationally at various military Tattoos, including at The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo in 2014. Sporting the Lamont Tartan, The Paris Port Dover Pipe Band has appeared twice with Sir Paul McCartney, and the Fergus Scottish Festival is thrilled to welcome them to “Tattooed in Tradition”. The Schiehallion Dancers Hailing from Hamilton, The Schiehallion Dancers have graced the world’s stages with their award winning interpretations of traditional dance and unique choreography. Founded in 1967 by world champion Sandra Bald Jones, these highland dancers exude enthusiasm and a contagious energy that is sure to inspire.

Tony McManus Scottish born Tony McManus is recognized as one of the best Celtic steel string guitarists in the world, yet his exceptional musical talent has made him as comfortable with jazz and the classical repertoire as he is with the music of his childhood. Tony is sought world over for his contributions to film soundtracks and as a session player, but we are proud that this guitar virtuoso makes his home just outside of Fergus, in the beautiful village of Elora. The StepCrew The StepCrew features the world’s top talents in Irish Stepdancing, Ottawa Valley Stepdancing, and Modern Tap. These five dynamic performers both excel in their respective traditional forms of dance and create brand new, modern fusions of all three styles. Backed by a five piece band including Celtic vocals and joined by the fiddle playing of three champion musicians, the energy of The StepCrew as a whole, and as individual performers, will be on display all weekend long throughout the many stages in and around the Festival.

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What Is A Tattoo? In the seventeenth century, when British troops served in Holland, it was the custom for a drummer to march throught he 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 “Last Call”. In English, “tap toe” became “tattoo” and over the years, the drummer was accompanied by a bugle player or a piper. Such groups were the beginnings of the regimental band. 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, the stirring cadence of the pipes and drums and breathtaking military displays.

RUNNER UP ANYthINg SCOttISh 2015 Photo contest

*Times are subject to change. Please visit our website or app for updates.

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Give us your Best Shot!

Avenue of the Clans Sponsored by Rowe Electric The clans take part in several events during the weekend, including:

thURSDAY August 11th thursday night downtown parade FRIDAY August 12th hearth Lightin’ Ceremony at tattoed in tradition SAtURDAY August 13th Avenue of the Clans Open at 9 am With Parade of the Clans during the Welcoming Ceremonies. The Fergus Scottish Festival is proud to host over 40 Clan Societies, who indulge in exploring their histories, exhibiting archival artifacts and displays, creating new friendships and reuniting with those of old, and participating in the appreciation of the ancient Clan systems that existed in Scotland’s past. Each society houses a Clan Cabana on the Festival’s “Avenue of the Clans” throughout the weekend, which allows the free and open exchange of information about individual Clans, including their role in Scottish history, the many tartans and septs connected with a Clan and the many relationships that exist with modern Scottish and North American culture. Many Clan societies choose to organize their annual general meetings and family reunions to coincide with the Fergus Scottish Festival and Highland Games, and an award is presented to “Best Clan Tent.”

Clans Registered at time of Printing:

Great prizes to be won!

the Photo contest is running again this year!

There is an adult category age 16+ and a youth category ages 4-15. 1st place winner (16+): Canon t6i 2nd place (16+): 4 weekend passes to the 72nd annual Fergus Highland Games 1st place winner (ages 4-15) – Canon Powershot Elph 350 2nd place winner (ages 4-15) – A family pass to the 72nd annual Fergus Highland Games All photos must be taken on the festival grounds between August 12th -14th. Several categories to choose from! For more details and how you can enter, click on the ‘Photo contest’ link on the home page at www.fergusscottishfestival.com or use our handy QR code below!

Featured Clan: Clan Leslie Arthur Baird Buchanan Cameron Cunningham Donald Donnachaidh Elliot Farquharson

Fraser Gordon Gray Gunn Henderson Hunter Johnston/e Keith Kincaid

Lamont Leslie MacAuley MacDougall MacFarlane MacInnes MacKay MacKenzie MacLean

MacLellan MacLennan MacLeod MacNeil MacNicol MacPherson MacRae MacTavish Maxwell

Munro Murray Rattray Ross Sinclair Wallace Young

Pick up a festival Passport Program!

10 K Run

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SUNDAY August 14th - 9:00 am Rugby North Fieldhouse - 160 Albert St. Fergus ON

Kids of all ages, take a Festival Passport and collect stamps and autographs! You can pick up a festival passport at the Clan information tent or McKiddies Centre or the information booth. Look for the PASSPORT POINT signs for the opportunity to add a stamp to your passport. Don’t forget the Clans - they have great stamps too! Once you have collected ten (10) stamps you can take your passport to the Information Booth and receive a voucher for a free treat from one of our vendors!

Organized by the Guelph Victors, this scenic 10k race is a community event with proceeds supporting local youth athletic programs. The race now includes a 2 x 5k relay and a free kid’s 400m. The Fergus Highland Games 10k Run is a sanctioned event of the Fergus Scottish Festival and Highland Games. The single loop course for the Fergus Highland Games 10k Run winds through quiet, established neighbourhoods and along picturesque country roads in the beautiful Fergus and Elora countryside before returning to Victoria Park in Fergus. Race participants will enjoy the support of the friendly neighbours cheering them on. Participants, their families and supporters are welcome to join us at the Festival all day Sunday following the race. Registration is available before hand or the day of the race. Visit www.guelphvictors.ca and click on ‘Fergus Highland Games 10K’ for more information and how to register.

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Heritage Tent Sponsored by Nexans SAtURDAY, AUgUSt 13th 10:30 am 11:00 am 11:30 am 12:00 pm 12:30 pm 1:00 pm 1:30 pm 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 3:30 pm 4:00 pm 4:30 pm

Stories and Tales with ‘Seamus’ Sheep Shearing Letters to the Auld Sod from the 1830s Songs of Scotland with Craig Ashton Scooter Muse and Jill Chambless Sheep Shearing Celtic Clogging with Angela Cameron & Friends Tommy and Friends Sheep Shearing Songs of Scotland with Craig Ashton All About the Pipes Celtic Clogging with Angela Cameron & Friends

SUNDAY, AUgUSt 14th 10:30 am 11:00 am 11:30 am 12:00 pm 12:30 pm 1:00 pm 1:30 pm 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 3:30 pm

Stories and Tales with ‘Seamus’ Sheep Shearing Letters to the Auld Sod from the 1830s Stories and Tales with ‘Seamus’ Scooter Muse and Jill Chambless Sheep Shearing Celtic Clogging with Angela Cameron & Friends Tommy & Friends Sheep Shearing Fergus Pipe Band

All Weekend heritage Displays Displays, Spinning and Weaving, Quilting demonstration and other hand crafts, Rope making, Highland cattle, Blacksmith demonstrations, Fly tying and fishing on the Grand, Lace making demonstration, Dry Stone Wall Construction. Craig Ashton http://www.craigashton.com We are thrilled to announce the return of the talented Craig Ashton, a former Fergus resident who has previously performed at the Fergus Scottish Festival with the Canadian Tenors, to perform a rousing program filled with old Scottish favourites. Craig has been singing since he was a young child, and many local residents will remember him performing in musical productions at Elora Senior PS and at CWDHS. Craig has performed in many major musical production companies, including The Canadian Opera Company, the Stratford Festival, and the Winnipeg Philharmonic. Celtic Clogging with Angela Cameron and Friends Angela Cameron, with the help of a few friends, will entertain and educate all ages with the art of Celtic clogging. This Celtic tradition is found all over North America in various forms. Maybe your interest will be sparked when you come out and try this invigorating dance; what a fun way to get some exercise!

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Storys and tales with ‘Seamus’ Stories about the thistle, the spider, and the wild haggis will entertain you as reenactor Douglas Robinson (aka Seamus Gunn) in full highland costume, takes to the stage or the tree shaded corners to tell his fanciful tales. Scooter Muse and Jill Chambless The crimson cross of St. Andrew emblazons the State flag of Alabama, so it comes as no surprise that Scooter Muse and Jill Chambless bring their fusion of Southern and Celtic sounds to the Fergus Scottish Festival. Although Scooter can play just about anything with strings, it’s his virtuosity on the banjo that provides the perfect complement for Jill’s stunning voice and ex-ceptional talent on the flute. Sheep Shearing Tom Redpath, our intrepid shearer of sheep with over 30 years experience, returns to showcase the centuries old tradition of sheep shearing. Known internationally for his way with words, shears, and sheep, Tom entertains and educates with flair, and the sheep always feel much lighter when he is done. Dry Stone Wall Construction www.sdstone.ca The Fergus Scottish Festival proudly presents a special demonstration this year, introducing audiences to the construction of a dry stone wall from the ground up. Dry stone walls, also known as dry stone dykes,drystane dykes,dry stone hedges,rock fences or stone fences, are constructed from stones without mortar to bind them together. Watch as Bill Jeffers and Jacqui Jeffers will transform a pile of loose rocks into a beautiful, sturdy, and strong wall. drystonecanada@yahoo.ca. Fly tying Come out and be amazed as little coloured bits of fluff and shiny filaments combine to form beautiful fishing lures. Skilled fisher folk will also share their tall tales and favourite fishing locales from around the world. Spinning, Quilting, and Embroidery Display and Demonstration The art of spinning wool into yarn and weaving it into finished products is a time-honoured tradition that continues to this day. Come see the beautiful handicrafts on display that are made using this extraordinary process. You can also add a few stitches to the creation of a hand quilted quilt that will be on exhibit in wooden frames, and a hand embroidery project that will be showcased throughout the weekend. Rope Making Always a huge Festival favourite, children of all ages can come down and learn the industrious, universal, and addictive skill of rope making! You will get to experience the hands-on process of making your own piece of rope to take home and show off to all your friends. Blacksmithing Try your hand at swinging a hammer to forge hot metal, just like the settlers did! Our team of talented blacksmiths have graciously returned to teach and demonstrate the skills used since ironworking began. Hands-on instruction will be given to those who dare to deliver the hammer’s blow; safety will be ensured for all who participate.

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Featured Author & Education Centre In combination with the Scottish at Heart Workshops SAtURDAY, AUgUSt 13th (Sportsplex Arena) 8:00 Lynn Boland Richardson: Diaspora Defined 8:30 Diana Gabaldon: Diaspora in the Written Word 10:00 Gillebride MacMillan: Gaelic Workshop 11:00 David Leask: Singer/Songwriter Workshop 11:45 Lynn Haddrall; Diaspora: People & Careers 12:30 Robin Aggus: Bagpipe Workshop 1:15 Grand Chieftan Alexander Leslie: Diaspora: Clans 2:00 Diana Gabaldon: Diaspora in the Written Word 3:10 Anthony Lordi: Diaspora in Sport 4:30 Cynthia Kinnunen: Ukulele Workshop 5:15 End of Day Sing Along

SUNDAY, AUgUSt 14th (Sportsplex Arena) 9:00 Lynn Boland Richardson: Diaspora Defined 9:40 Diana Gabaldon: Diaspora in the Written Word 10:45 Gillebride MacMillan: Gaelic Workshop 11:30 Dr. James Fraser: Diaspora in Education 12:15 David Leask: Singer/Songwriter Workshop 1:00 Grand Chieftan Alexander Leslie: Diaspora - Clans 1:50 Diana Gabaldon: Diaspora in the Written Word 2:30 Gillebride MacMillan: Gaelic Workshop 3:15 Robbin Aggus: Bagpipe Workshop 4:00 Cynthia Kinnunen : Ukulele Workshop 5:00 End of Day Sing Along

Featured Author

Diana Gabaldon Award winning #1 New York Times best selling author of the Outlander book series Diana Gabaldon, is our greatly anticipated featured author for 2016! With four speaking engagements over the weekend, two each Saturday and Sunday, followed by book signings, there is plenty of opportunity to hear Diana speak and meet with this wonderfully talented writer. Please visit our website at www.fergusscottishfestival. com for more details!

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Lynn Boland Richardson: Diaspora Defined Lynn Boland Richardson is a Canadian Scottish historian, author, international lecturer, and Scotch Tasting expert. Lecture Introductions and Scottish Diaspora Defined: Sharing the Wealth Across Time and Place; Scottish Art, Literature, Architecture, Language, Dance, Clans, Music, and Indigenous Scottish Sport. Dr James Fraser: Diaspora in Education Dr. James Fraser, PhD, originally from Edinburgh, Scotland, is the current Scottish Studies Foundation Chair at the University of Guelph. Not to be confused with Jamie Fraser of Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series fame, Dr. Fraser comes to us from the University of Edinburgh’s Department of History where he is a senior lecturer in Early Scottish History. He is the author of numerous books and academic works including From Caledonia to Pictland: Scotland to 795 (Edinburgh University Press, 2009); The Roman Conquest of Scotland: The Battle of Mons GraupiusAD 84 (Tempus, 2005). grand Chieftan Alexander Leslie: Clans and the Foundation of Diaspora: the global Scottish human Experience The Honourable Alexander Leslie, Chief of Clan Leslie, heir presumptive to the Earldom of Rothes and Vice Convener of the Standing Council of Scottish Chiefs. Grip Fast! Alexander Leslie is a dynamic and brilliant orator who will present 1,000 years of clan history. Join him as he delivers a walk through history alongside his ancestors. The blood runs strong! Clan Chief, the Honourable Alexander John Leslie, heir presumptive to the Earldom of Rothes, is also our Honoured Chieftain for the weekend of this year’s Festival. Lynn haddrall: Diaspora: People and Careers, Carrying on the Legacy of the Written Word - Scots in Canada Lynn Haddrall, media expert and former highland dancer and teacher, was also Editor-in-Chief of the Waterloo Region Record, Guelph Mercury and Grand magazine for 16 years. She reflects on the stellar careers of Scottish Canadians who carry on the legacy of the written word. Anthony Lordi: Diaspora in Scottish Sport: how an Obscure Indigenous Scottish Sport gained Worldwide Appeal Anthony Lordi is an American born Swiss athlete, a Scottish heavy event thrower, a film producer, and a captivating speaker. He is one of the producers of the film Five Thirteen, which was presented at the 2013 Cannes International Film Festival. When he’s not working on feature films, however, this businessman drops the suit for a kilt, enjoying Scottish heavy events from the Arctic circle in Norway, to Scotland, to Fergus and every place in between, and has become somewhat of a celebrity ambassador for the sport. Anthony’s sportsmanship and passion for throwing heavy things has made him popular with athletes and crowds alike.

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Fergus Scottish Festival Bookstore The Fergus Scottish Festival Book Store is located within the lecture and workshop venue area and is open from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm Saturday and Sunday. The book store is fully accessible, and provides exclusive Random House Outlander and Lord John Gray series sales. Portal Workshops and Displays This dynamic, experiential venue is a passageway encircled by the standing stone circles of Craigh na Dun and the Clava Cairns, and is a time portal venue that transports visitors to lectures and entertainment, and educational and interactive displays featuring art and architecture revealed through castles, cathedrals, chapels and the works of Charles Rennie Macintosh and so much more!

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SAtURDAY AUgUSt 13th

thURSDAY AUgUSt 11th 5:00 pm 7:30 pm 8:00 pm

NUA Breadalbane Inn Pipes, Plaids and Pageantry Parade Downtown David Leask Obrien’s Screeched Inn Fergus Legion Scooter Muse and Jill Chambless, Tommy Leadbetter Brew House Steel City Rovers Goofie Newfie

FRIDAY AUgUSt 12th 8:30 am 11:00 am 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 4:30 pm 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 10:00 pm 11:00 pm

Scottish Heavy Events School Competition Main Field Historical Walking Tour Downtown Library Roving groups of individual Pipers/Drummers throughout the downtown Downtown Historical Walking Tour Downtown Library Celtic Jam Brewhouse Roving groups of individual Pipers/ Drummers throughout the grounds Festival Grounds Fergus Pipe Band Highland Pub Tattooed in Tradition Main Field Albannach Highland Pub Kitchen Ceilidh Highland Pub

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Individual Pipers/Drummers and Bands throughout the grounds Festival Grounds Registration for Pre-Premier Highland Dancing Lynn Boland Richardson: Diaspora Defined Sportsplex Arena Diana Gabaldon: Diaspora in the Written Word Sportsplex Arena International & North American Scottish Heavy Events Competition Main Field Highland Dance Competition Begins Highland Dancing Pipes and Drum Competitions Main Field Avenue of the Clans Open Avenue of the Clans McKiddies Opens McKiddies Gillebride MacMillan Sportsplex Arena Trebucher McKiddies Nick Gush and Janice Howie Tea Tent Registration for Championship Highland Dancing Stories and Tales with ‘Seamus’ Heritage Tent Gaelic Workshop Sportsplex Arena Historical Walking Tour Downtown Library Sheep Shearing Heritage Tent

3:00 pm 3:00 pm 3:10 pm 3:30 pm 4:00 pm

4:30 pm 5:00 pm 5:15 pm 5:30 pm 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 9:00 pm 10:00 pm

David Leask: Singer/Songwriter Workshop Sportsplex Arena NUA Tea Tent Letters to the Auld Sod from the 1830s Heritage Tent Lynn Haddrall; Diaspora: People & Careers Sportsplex Arena Songs of Scotland with Craig Ashton Heritage Tent Welcoming Ceremonies Main Field NUA Tea Tent Robin Aggus: Bagpipe Workshop Sportsplex Arena Scooter Muse and Jill Chambless Heritage Tent Sheep Shearing Heritage Tent Shananigans - Sing Along McKiddies Massed Fling - Opening Ceremonies Main Field Pre-Premier Awards Highland Dancing Dancing Resumes Highland Dancing Grand Chieftan Alexander Leslie: Diaspora: Clans Sportsplex Arena Celtic Clogging with Angela Cameron & Friends Heritage Tent Tommy and Friends Heritage Tent Diana Gabaldon: Diaspora in the Written Word Sportsplex Arena Archery McKiddies David Leask Highland Pub Nick Gush and Janice Howie Tea Tent Sheep Shearing Heritage Tent Shananigans - Fun with Instruments McKiddies NUA Highland Pub Nick Gush and Janice Howie Tea Tent Anthony Lordi: Diaspora in Sport Sportsplex Arena Songs of Scotland with Craig Ashton Heritage Tent All About the Pipes Heritage Tent Shananigans - Sing Along McKiddies Championship Awards Highland Dancing Steel City Rovers Highland Pub Bob MacLean Tea Tent Celtic Clogging Heritage Tent Ukulele Workshop Sportsplex Arena Massed Pipe and Drum Bands Main Field Albannach (after closing ceremonies) Highland Pub End of Day Sing Along Sportsplex Arena Pipe and Drum Awards Main Field Screeched Inn Highland Pub Screeched Inn Highland Pub Celtic Traditions Concert Fergus Grand Theatre Albannach Highland Pub Mahones Highland Pub

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SUNDAY August 14th All day Individual Pipers/Drummers and Bands throughout the grounds Festival Grounds 9:00 am Lynn Boland Richardson: Diaspora Defined Sportsplex Arena Canadian Open Women’s Scottish Heavy Events Championship Main Field Master’s Scottish Heavy Events Championship Main Field Highland Dance Registration Highland Dancing 9:00 am Highland Games 10k Run & 2x5K Relay Kids’ Fun Run Rugby North Fieldhouse McKiddies Centre Opens McKiddies Highland Dance Competition Begins Highland Dancing 9:40 am Diana Gabaldon: Diaspora in the Written Word Sportsplex Arena Shananigans - Sing Along McKiddies 10:30 am Stories and Tales with ‘Seamus’ Heritage Tent Archery McKiddies 10:45 am Gillebride MacMillan: Gaelic Workshop Sportsplex Arena 11:00 am Sheep Shearing Heritage Tent McHeavies Main Field NUA Tea Tent Pipe Band Performances Highland Pub Scooter Muse and Jill Chamless Highland Pub 11:30 am Letters to the Auld Sod from the 1830s Heritage Tent Cara Butler - Step Dancing McKiddies Dr. James Fraser: Diaspora in Education Sportsplex Arena 12:00 pm Stories and Tales with ‘Seamus’ Heritage Tent Steel City Rovers Tea Tent Tommy Leadbetter Highland Pub 12:15 pm David Leask: Singer/Songwriter Workshop Sportsplex Arena 12:30 pm Scooter Muse and Jill Chambless Heritage Tent Massed Bands Main Fields

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1:00 pm Sheep Shearing Heritage Tent Bob MacLean Tea Tent McHeavies Caber Toss McKiddies Highland Dance Competition Begins -Highland Premier Highland Dancing Grand Chieftan Alexander Leslie: Diaspora - Clans Sportsplex Arena Pipes & Drums Main Field 1:30 pm Celtic Clogging with Angela Cameron & Friends Heritage Tent Step Crew Highland Pub 1:50 pm Diana Gabaldon: Diaspora in the Written Word Sportsplex Arena 2:00 pm Tommy & Friends Heritage Tent McHeavies Main Field Steel City Rovers Tea Tent 2:30 pm Gillebride MacMillan: Gaelic Workshop Sportsplex Arena 3:00 pm Sheep Shearing Heritage Tent Kitchen Ceilidh McKiddies Scooter Muse & Jill Chambless Tea Tent David Leask Highland Pub 3:15 pm Robbin Aggus: Bagpipe Workshop Sportsplex Arena 3:30 pm Fergus Pipe Band Heritage Tent 4:00 pm Cynthia Kinnunen: Ukulele Workshop Sportsplex Arena Award Presentation at conclusion of Highland Competition Highland Dancing Albannach Highland Pub 4:30 pm Massed Bands-Closing Ceremony Main Fields 5:00 pm End of Day Sing Along Sportsplex Arena Closing Ceremonies Main Field Screeched Inn Highland Pub 6:00 pm Pipe Band “Battle of the Bands” Highland Pub Kitchen Ceilidh Highland Pub

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Scottish @ Heart Workshop Series In combination with Featured Author and Education Centre

Sponsored by TD Canada Trust Scottish @ Heart Workshop Series and so much more! (See programming schedule on page 18 for list of times) Together with the Featured Author – Diana Gabaldon! – and Education Center, the Scottish @ Heart Workshop Series will be held both Saturday and Sunday between speaking engagements in the Sportsplex Arena to teach, entertain and inspire those with or without Scottish heritage in an incredibly interactive setting along with many great displays of all things Scottish fitting in our with the Education Centre’s theme of Scottish Diaspora where you will walk through the portal of time (Standing Stones) to experience everything from Art to Sport, Dance and Music and everything in between! (See Featured Author and Education page for more information on this great theme and awesome displays). In the Workshop series, you can Learn some Scottish Gaelic, learn about the parts and special skills needed to play the bagpipes, learn to write your own song, pick up a step or two, and bring your voice and your ukulele. Yes, your ukulele! Many workshops to choose from, all included in your Saturday, Sunday or Weekend pass!

SPECIAL FEATURES Diana gabaldon Famous world renowned author of the Outlander Series See Author and Education Centre page for all of the exciting details of all of the guest speakers and their schedules gillebrìde MacMillan, gaelic language Workshop Author, singer-songwriter and actor in the highly popular Outlander series on Starz TV, will lead an interactive Gaelic Song Workshop. This workshop is not to be missed! http://www.gillebride.com Robin Aggus, Bagpipe Workshop Robin Aggus is an inspiring and innovative bagpipe historian and performer. Bagpipe music “is the connection that traditional folk music has with traditional cultures.” Robin’s workshops feature pipes from Europe and the British Isles, and his vast knowledge and excellent workshop techniques combine to create a memorable experience. Workshop Diaspora in tradi-tional music. David Leask, Songwriting Workshop Singer and songwriter and great musical performer David Leask will lead a songwriting workshop where he’ll talk about the process and give tips and anecdotes. Of course, he’ll also perform his own original songs! Cynthia Kinnunen, Celtic style Ukulele workshop Cynthia Kinnunen is a talented ukulele player and educator who believes everyone deserves to enjoy and make music. She’s currently studying under the master of Ukuleles, James Hill (jameshillmusic.com) to become a master teacher of the Ukulele! She is the creator and leader of the Royal City Ukuele Ensemble in Guelph, Ontario with 24 members! So bring your ukulele and learn some great strumming patterns and a couple of great Celtic songs to add to your repetoir (limited number of ukuleles available if you don’t have your own).

Sing Along with us! At the end of each day, we’re going to get the audience to dance and sing along with us! Gillebride MacMillan will sing an original with Sarah Prescott – her public debut with her orginal song! - with Carolyn McLeod joining in with a Celtic Classic made famous by Archie Grant. We then ramp it up John Allan Cameron style with Lord of the Dance and many other celtic classics. The Shananigans will be providing their talented musical skills and you never know who might pop in and join us in this fantastic musical jam!

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McKiddies Centre Sponsored by Boston Pizza SAtURDAY, AUgUSt 13th 9:00 am 10:00 am 11:00 am Noon 1:00 pm 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 4:00 pm

McKiddies opens – Crafts available Shananigans - Fun with instruments Launch the Trebuchets! Lunchbreak! Crafts available Robin and the Hood demo! Make your own Nessie! Archery Learn to play the ukulele! Shananigans – Sing Along

SUNDAY, AUgUSt 14th 9:00 am 9:30 am 10:30 am 11:30 am Noon 1:00 pm 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 4:00 pm

McKiddies opens – Crafts available Shananigans – Sing Along! Archery & Trebuchets! Learn to Step Dance! Lunchbreak! Crafts available Robin and the Hood demo! Make your own Nessie! McHeavies - Toss a caber! Learn to play the ukulele! Kitchen Ceilidh – Kids PARTY!

All events, times and locations are subject to change All activities included in the price of your festival ticket. No need to sign up for workshops, just show up and have fun!

All Day Events Music and FUN with the Shananigans! – This energetic Celtic band will be on site ALL weekend with their tinker cart full of kazoos and tin whistles that you can play (available for a small fee) to join in the musical fun! They’ll be providing entertainment and workshops all weekend long AND leading an amazing and exciting Kitchen Ceilidh (gaelic for ‘Party’) for all! Robin and the hood Medieval Festival www.robininthehood.com

the Knights of Nottingham: How would you like to be a knight? A brave Highland warrior? or just try on a suit of armour? Then come out and see us do our highly interactive Knight School presentation and maybe catch a demo of our warriors in battle - STEEL vs STEEL! Our interactive site is meant for people to hold weapons and armour of the early to late Medieval era as well as a chance to try some fight moves in our training area. Programming available both Saturday and Sunday. Crafts table - Make and decorate your very own crown! Do some colouring! Curling – A curling rink on a pint-sized scale, our ever popular kid’s curling rink is a fabulous attraction. Open all weekend! Facepainting with Cleo and her painting pals – Get your face painted! Available 10-4 each day – and it’s free! New! Archery and trebuchets - Max’s Sport World will attend the fabulous Fergus Highland Games this year with Archery War equipment and Trebuchets! Shooting and heaving projectiles at a castle with character targets making the game so much fun. Mcheavies – Learn to toss a caber with the pros! Scheduled on Sunday only, special for Family Day! Ukulele fun! – Join Cynthia Kinnunen in an interactive ukulele workshop, special for kids! Learn a few chords and how to strum this wee but fun and easy-to-learn instrument! Workshops both Saturday and Sunday. Learn to Step Dance with one of the best! Cara Butler of the Step Crew will teach you a few steps and get you into a celtic rhythm! (Sunday only, special for Family Day!) Make your own wee Nessie! Roxann Ozols-Blazetich has created a great craft for kids using an ancient celtic braiding tool. Easy to use, fun to do! (Saturday and Sunday)

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Sponsored by Federal Arts & Heritage Fund FRIDAY, AUgUSt 12th 8:30am 7:30 - 10:00pm

Scottish Heavy Events School Competition Tattoed in Tradition

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International & North American Scottish Heavy Events Competition Pipes and Drum Competitions Welcoming Ceremonies (time is approximate) Massed Pipe and Drum Bands Pipe and Drum Awards

SUNDAY, AUgUSt 14th 8:30am - 5:00 pm

Canadian Open Women’s Scottish Heavy Events Championship Invitational Competition Master’s Scottish Heavy Events Championship: Professional Athletes Over 40 Years of Age 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Pipes and Drums (south end of field) 5:00 pm Closing Ceremonies (time is approximate) Massed Bands All events, times and locations are subject to change

Join us for tea and scones and a variety of great musical performances in the shade. A great place to unwind and rest those tired feet after enjoying the activities throughout the festival site!

SAtURDAY, AUgUSt 13th 10:00 am 11:00 am 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 4:00 pm

Nick Gush and Janice Howie NUA NUA Nick Gush and Janice Howie Nick Gush and Janice Howie Bob MacLean

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SUNDAY, AUgUSt 14th 11:00 am 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 3:00 pm

NUA Steel City Rovers Bob MacLean Steel City Rovers Scooter Muse & Jill Chambless

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To the Music Committee of 2016 and many past

There’s plenty of activity happening on main field all weekend long! Friday evening starts Tattooed in Tradition and Fireworks! Start your Festival Weekend with Friday’s “Tatooed in Tradition”. The entertainment runs from 7:30 until the wee hours with fireworks and a fantastic concert featuring The StepCrew. Saturday is an awesome day of competitions for Heavies, Pipes and Drums and the ever-popular Opening Ceremonies starting at noon. Loads of bleachers available but you’re encouraged to BYOL (bring your own lawn chair) for an even better seat! Sunday is dedicated to Family Day with tons of activities and performances for kids of all ages. McHeavies for children, Heavies Competitions and more!

For your Dedication, Passion, Toil and Trouble Linda Heathfield Josh Dalziel Jessie O’Donnell Calum MacDonald Katie Sinclair Scott Moir Bill Rowe ( Bd. Liason) Dave MacMillan A toast to you crew You all were “pure dead brilliant”

Slainte’ Deb Dalziel

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Highland Dance Competition Sponsored by Government of Canada (BCAH) SAtURDAY, AUgUSt 13th 7:45 a.m. 8:30 a.m. Event #1 Event #2 Event #3 Event #4 10:15 a.m. Event #5

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Registration for Pre-Premier Competition Begins Primary - Highland Fling(4)/Pas de Bas / Pas de Bas & Hi Cuts / Sword (2+1) Beginner - Highland Fling(4)/Sword(2+1)/ Sean Triubhas(3+1) Novice- Highland Fling(4)/Sword(2+1)/ Sean Triubhas(3+1) Intermediate - Highland Fling(4)/Sword(2+1)/ Sean Triubhas(3+1)/Half Hullachan Registration for Championship Championship 2016 Championship steps must be danced 11 years and under to dance short steps Massed Fling - Opening Ceremonies Pre-Premier Awards after Opening Ceremonies Dancing Resumes Championship Awards

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Registration - ONLY for those dancers who did not compete on Saturday Competition Begins - Nationals and Trophy Fling Beginner **NEW** Trophy Fling(4) (must participate in regular Nationals) Novice **NEW** Trophy Fling(4) (must participate in regular Nationals) Beginner - Strathspey & Highland Reel/ Flora MacDonald’s Fancy(4)/Scottish Lilt(4) Novice - Strathspey & Highland Reel/Flora MacDonald’s Fancy(4)/Scottish Lilt(4) Intermediate - Barracks(4)/ Flora MacDonald’s Fancy(4)/Scottish Lilt(4) Premier - Village Maid(4)/Flora MacDonald’s Fancy(4)/Scottish Lilt(4) Restricted Premier - Village Maid(4)/ Flora MacDonald’s Fancy(4)/Scottish Lilt(4) Award Presentation at conclusion of Nationals Competition Competition Begins - Highland Premier Premier - Highland Fling(4)/Sword(2+1)/ Sean Triubhas(3+1)/Half Hullchan/span Restricted Premier - Highland Fling(4)/ Sword(2+1)/Sean Triubhas(3+1)/ Half Hullchan Award Presentation at conclusion of Highland Competition

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Continuing the Scottish tradition of Highland Dance, the Fergus Festival Championships, Highland Competitions and National Dance Competitions will be presented. A description of these events are as follows:

FERgUS SCOttISh FEStIVAL ChAMPIONShIP Championships are special competitions for Premier dancers and 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. Dancers perform The Highland Fling, The Sword Dance, The Seann Triubhas and The Strathspey & Half Tulloch with set steps chosen each year by the Scottish Official Board of Highland Dancing. Dancers are judged by three adjudicators with the marks being combined to determine the winner in each dance and the overall Champion. Overall Trophies are awarded to three places with cash award to 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, Pas de Bas & High Cuts, Sword Dance, Seann Triubbas, and Strathspey & Highland Reel. The competitors are judged individually by a single adjudicator for each dance. Medals are awarded to six places. Primary dancers also receive participation gifts while Beginners to Intermediates receive winner and runner up trophies and monetary scholarships.

PREMIER hIghLAND COMPEtItION The four highland dances are included in this competition for Premier and Restricted Premier dancers with the competitors being judged individually by a single adjudicator for each dance. 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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Heavy Events Competition

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SUNDAY, AUGUST 14TH Heavies Schedule - Women Main Field Canadian Open Women’s Scottish heavy Events Championship Invitational Competition 8:30 am 12 lb Fergus Stone 28lb Weight for Distance 28lb Weight for Height 14lb Weight for Distance 12lb Hammer 12lb Sheaf 3:00 pm Caber (time is approximate)

SUNDAY, AUGUST 14TH heavies Schedule - Masters Main Field Master’s Scottish heavy Events Championship: Professional Athletes Over 40 Years of Age 8:30 am 17lb Fergus Stone 16lb Hammer Sheaf Toss 42lb Weight for Distance 28lb Weight for Distance 3:00 pm Caber (time is approximate) 42 Weight for Height

Come on out and support the competitors – both men and women - with yells and cheers! International, National and Local athletes compete over the entire festival weekend. Featuring Bruce Aitken Worlds Heavy Competitor. See our website for our list of 2016 competitors in all categories at www.fergusscottishfestival.com

2016 Heavies Competitors Pro Competitors Bruce Aiken, Aberdeenshire, Scotland Matthew Doherty, Antigonish, Nova Scotia Danny Frame, Shubenacadle, Nova Scotia Jason Baines, Greenfield Park, Quebec, currently Dalkieth, Ontario Markus Wand, Powassan, Ontario Rob Young, Calgary, Alberta Nick Kahanic, Falconor, New York, U.S. John Pilling, Saginaw, Michigan, U.S. Owen Willems, London Ontario Jeremy Gillingam, New Haven, Indiana, U.S. Jeff Kaste, Dover, New Hampshire, U.S. Berle Conrad, Ontario, Canada Women’s Competitor Josee Morneau, Manitoba, Canada Holly Goldthorp, Bracebridge, Ontario Jen Patterson, Oakville Ontario Celine Freeman Gibb, Windsor, Ontario Heather Bounty, Maynouth, Ontario Masters Competitors Warren Trask, Alma, Ontario Geir Standal, Fior, Norway Rev. Dr. Kevin Fast, Coburg, Ontario Wade Goldthorp, Bracebridge, Ontario Steve Clark, Fergus, Ontario George Chiappa, Ottawa, Ontario John Jans, Fergus, Ontario

All events, times and locations are subject to change

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Plaids and Pageantry Parade – Local pipe band favorites Fergus Pipe Band, Grand Celtic Pipe Band and Guelph Pipe Band.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 12TH 12:00-4:30 pm Roving groups of individual Pipers/ Drummers throughout the downtown 4:30–7:00 pm Roving groups of individual Pipers/ Drummers throughout the grounds 7:30 pm Tattooed in Tradition – Massed Bands, Drum Line, Highland Dancers, Celtic Performances 9:00 pm The StepCrew

SATURDAY, AUGUST 13TH All day 8:30 am 1:30 pm 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 5:30 pm 5:30 pm

Individual Pipers/Drummers and Bands throughout the grounds Solo Piping and Drumming Competitions Massed Bands (Welcoming Ceremony) Pipe Band Competitions Massed Bands (Closing Ceremony) Pipe and Drum Awards Award winning Pipe Band play off to the Highland Pub

Pipes and Drums Competition/Performances The Downtown Fergus parade on Thursday will feature three of our best local pipe bands in Grand Celtic Pipe Band, Fergus Pipe Band and Guelph Pipe Band. Friday throughout the day will feature roaming groups of pipers and drummers from three of our best local pipe bands in Grand Celtic Pipe Band, Fergus Pipe Band and Guelph Pipe Band. The Friday night ‘Tattooed in Tradition’ will feature the sound of Pipes and Drums from our local bands Fergus Pipe Band and Grand Celtic Pipe Band as well as regional favorites in the Beinn Gorm Highlnders Pipe Band and Celtic Blue Pipe Band. This year we will have as a “Feature Band” the Paris Port Dover Pipe Band. Saturday will feature solo piping and drumming competitions in the morning, Pipe Band competitions in the afternoon along with two massed pipes and drums, one during the noon time ceremonies and the second at the end of the day ceremony. These events are organized by the Pipe and Pipe Band Society of Ontario and will showcase some of Ontario’s best talents. Sunday will feature two massed pipe band performances as well as individual band performances by Grand Celtic Pipe Band, Fergus Pipe Band, Guelph Pipe band, Stratford Police Pipe Band, Beinn Gorn Highlanders Pipe Band, Celtic Blue Pipe Band and the Teasewater Pipe Band. These events will go on through most of the afternoon on Sunday with a grand finally massed pipes and drums at the closing ceremonies.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 14TH All day

Individual Pipers/Drummers and Bands throughout the grounds 12:30 pm Massed Bands (Welcoming Ceremony) 11:00-4:00 pm Pipe Band performances in the Highland Pub 11:00-4:00 pm Pipe Band parading throughout the grounds 4:30 pm Massed Bands (Closing Ceremony) 6:00-7:00pm Pipe Band “Battle of the Bands” in the Highland Pub

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Highland Pub Music Sponsored by OLG Pub Cover Charge after 6 pm $5 (without day of or weekend wristband) FRIDAY, AUgUSt 12th 6:00 pm 10:00 pm 11:00 pm

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Celebrate Scottish culture at the Fergus Scottish Festival pubs brimming with exceptional Celtic music, tasty drinks and friends and strangers to savour it with. The Highland Pub is the place to be for some of the Festival’s hottest Celtic rock groups. Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday, the music plays day and night, as refreshing drinks and a wide variety of music are served up. Whether you’re looking for some afternoon music to enjoy or an opportunity to hear the best musicians in Celtic rock jam, you’ll find this pub to be irresistible.

the StepCrew The Fergus Scottish Festival and Highland Games is proud to be the stomping grounds for this year’s “Tattooed in Tradition” Friday night concert, featuring the dynamic performers of The StepCrew! They’re not just fiddling around: The StepCrew bring together the high energy of Celtic and Ottawa Valley Stepdancing and exhilarating Tap, with world class fiddlers and an incredible five piece ensemble, to deliver a full body Celtic music experience. Paddy Moloney, leader of the iconic Celtic music sensation The Chieftains, raves that, “The StepCrew is a brilliant visual and musical display of the most talented dancers I’ve ever seen.” You may recognize some of their talented musicians from the band Quagmire, or their amazing musical collaboration with John Allan Cameron in the 1998 theatrical celebration of Canada’s Celtic culture, Needfire: Passion of the Heart. Make sure to stay on the Main Field following Friday night’s Tattooed in Tradition for this unique and energetic Celtic song and dance show, and then prepare to follow The StepCrew around the grounds all weekend, as they perform throughout the many stages in and around the Festival.

Albannach – “Outlawed tunes on Outlawed Pipes” Back by popular demand, Albannach will bring the fire and thunder of Scotland to the 2016 Fergus Scottish Festival! With over 10 years of international tours, and seven albums under their kilts, Albannach’s bold blend of proud piping, daring drumming, and the unique sound of a didgeridoo, “isn’t for the faint of heart! It’s aggressive, like a Celtic punch to the face!”

the Mahones The Fergus Scottish Festival is about to unleash a quarter century of mayhem … after 25 years of cultivating their unique brand of electrifying Celtic punk, The Mahones are coming to town! Finny McConnell, Dom “The Bomb” Whelan, Kate Kaboom, Sean Winter and Sean “Riot” Ryan, have combined their love of classic punk rock and Celtic culture into 12 studio albums, their own record label, and award-winning, international acclaim. This year, The Mahones will join piper Scruffy Wallace of Dropkick Murphys fame, to deliver a legendary onstage performance sure to make you want to “Paint the Town Red.”

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Scottish immigration to Canada and the town of Fergus are synonymous. Nick Gush is the first Canadian born in his Scottish family, and Janice Howie still speaks with a lovely lilting brogue. Together, they are local favourites and frequent guests at the Fergus Scottish Festival. This year, multi instrumentalist Egan Baird will join them for sets of traditional and contemporary Celtic music, which will surely remind you of “Over Home.”

Scottish born Tony McManus is recognized as one of the best Celtic steel string guitarists in the world, yet his exceptional musical talent has made him as comfortable with jazz and the classical repertoire as he is with the music of his childhood. Tony is sought world over for his contributions to film soundtracks and as a session player, but we are proud that this guitar virtuoso makes his home just outside of Fergus, in the beautiful village of Elora.

Kitchen Ceilidh (Gaelic for PARTY!) This one’s gonna be a party! There are so many talented musicians, singers, dancers, and entertainers this year that we decided to see if we could fit them all on one stage at one time. Hold on to your kilts! The party starts with The StepCrew’s amazing Friday night showcase on the main field, and continues at the Highland Pub tent, where you can sing and dance along with the Steel City Rovers, Tommy Leadbeater, Jill Chambless, Scooter Muse, and anyone else with a fiddle, a pipe, a guitar, or a fine pitch. The kinetic energy of this caliber of talent will blow you away, and it’s all included in your Friday night admission: Tattooed in Tradition, The StepCrew, and a downhome Kitchen Ceilidh! What a sensational start to a weekend of Scotland, Without the Airfare!

Tommy Leadbeater Tommy Leadbeater can’t remember a time when he wasn’t singing in a band or performing on stage. With John Allan Cameron as his musical godfather, and a family tree including famed Cape Breton fiddler Sandy MacIntyre, Donnell Leahy, and cousin-in-law Natalie MacMaster, just imagine the family kitchen cèilidhs comprised of so many illustrious Fergus Scottish Festival alumni! We can’t wait to be guests at the Celtic Traditions acoustic celiedh on Saturday night, when he and his musical friends perform at the Fergus Grand Theatre.

David Leask David Leask epitomizes the modern bard. Born in Jedburgh Scotland, and now calling Ontario his home, David is an award winning songwriter and a soul stirring vocalist. With his traditional renditions of old Scottish songs, and his impassioned original compositions, David delivers outstanding performances that celebrate his Celtic and Canadian sensibilities.

Bob MacLean Bob MacLean’s ancestral roots may lie in Scotland, but his musical roots didn’t include Celtic music until recently, when he jammed with the Cape Breton band, The Barra MacNeils. His precise classical guitar stylings bring a unique point of view to the Celtic musical family, and his repertoire and energy are boundless. A frequent Festival performer, we look forward to seeing Bob’s impressive impromptu collaborations with other talented musicians throughout the weekend.

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Gillebrìde MacMillan Famed poet, singer, and storyteller, Gillebrìde MacMillan, plays Gwyllyn, the Welsh bard of Castle Leoch in the popular television series Outlander, and we are thrilled to have both Gillebrìde MacMillan and the series creator Diana Gabaldon together at this year’s festival. Truly a Renaissance man, Gillebrìde will lead workshops on poetry, literature, music and Celtic culture, as well as host this year’s Friday Night Tattooed in Tradition. Gillebrìde’s ability to convey the haunting lyricism of Gaelic songs and traditions will leave you breathless.

Scooter Muse and Jill Chambless The crimson cross of St. Andrew emblazons the State flag of Alabama, so it comes as no surprise that Scooter Muse and Jill Chambless bring their fusion of Southern and Celtic sounds to the Fergus Scottish Festival. Although Scooter can play just about anything with strings, it’s his virtuosity on the banjo that provides the perfect complement for Jill’s stunning voice and exceptional talent on the flute.

NUA NUA draws deep from the well of traditional Celtic music to deliver a distinctive contemporary musical experience. Award winning fiddle player James Law, guitarist Graeme McGillivray, and bodhrán player Jacob McCauley combine their unique talents to create the progressive and unique sounds of the trad trio NUA. NUA’s innovative compositions, passionate and knowledgeable workshops, engaging stage presence, and kinetic energy, are not to be missed at this year’s Festival!

Screeched Inn Guitarist Greg Barry, drummer Dan Speck, and bassist Thom Speck make up the modern day kitchen party trio, Screeched Inn. All three of these lads share their vocal talents, and their harmonies will raise the hair on your arms. With or without the rum, this “screech in ceremony” will be a warm welcome for one and all to this year’s Festival.

Steel City Rovers The Steel City Rovers are an accomplished group of multi instrumentalists who despite their strong folk roots, prefer to think of themselves as “World” rather than “Celtic” musicians. As comfortable with their own compositions as they are with time honoured classics, The Steel City Rovers will share their high energy, Celtibilly flare as they rove around the Festival site all weekend.

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“ thank ye ae an aa “

OUR MISSION:

Thank you one and all

To present, promote and preserve Scottish Culture within the framework of a Canadian multicultural 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.

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.

Presidents Circle

Leadership Volunteers

Bill Beattie Lynn Boland Richardson Jack Campbell John K. Campbell Rudi Chiarandini Deb Dalziel Bob Kerr Caroline Laing Craig MacGregor Dave MacMillan Bill Rowe Bill Thoms Warren Trask Jack Tweddle Bruce Youngblood

Bill Beattie Lynn Boland-Richardson John K. Campbell Bob Coghill Deb Dalziel Lee Deplantis Storrier Brenda Dineen Judy Eckhardt Marilyn Harbour Jennifer Johnson Alexis Lathrop Calum MacDonald Dave MacMillan Dean McKay Carolyn McLeod David Radley Katie Sinclair Elizabeth Smith Rob Thoms Warren Trask Bruce Youngblood Maggie Youngblood

Board of Directors

President David Radley Vice President Bruce Youngblood Director at Large Bill Rowe Secretary Cate Cutten Member Bob Coghill Member Rob Thoms Member Paul Scinocca

Sponsorship Management Ralph Basset Associates

Administration

Elizabeth Bender Taylor Richardson Heather Hattle Bookkeepers - Business Facts

Thank you to our community partners: township of Centre Wellington Elora Fergus tourism Centre Wellington Chamber of Commerce - Kira Bailey, President Downtown Fergus BIA - Janette Gajic, Chair Big Brothers Big Sisters of Centre Wellington - Neil Armstrong

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

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Scottish Festival and Highland Games. Your Guide to The Games. August 12-14, 2016. Scotland…without the airfare.

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