Clan MacLeod of Greater Vancouver

Clan MacLeod of Greater Vancouver
Fraser River Paddlewheeler Excursion

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Highland Games 2019

Highland Games 2019 –
Lafarge Lake – Coquitlam 

Clan MacLeod President, Judy Tipple 

Although our numbers were small this year, Clan MacLeod members enthusiastically participated in the 2019 Highland Games.  The venue was changed from Percy Perry Stadium to the grounds of Lafarge Lake, where the majority of Coquitlam events are held.  This allowed more space for vendors, clans, dancers and the actual highland games. And….next year there should be proper washroom facilities!

There were food trucks near our tent and various activities going on around us. we enjoyed meeting the many visitors to our tent, including young and old alike looking for a stamp to confirm they spotted the elusive Haggis.  We were situated next to Clan MacKenzie and established contact with them to support the tow Clans 2017 reconciliation. 

We didn’t experience the true Scottish weather this year so all of us were happy about that.  A good day to celebrate our Scottish heritage.

Unfortunately the facilities were porta- potties!  
No worries about signage.  

Robbie Burns 2019

Robbie Burns 2019

This year Clan MacLeod Greater Vancouver Society attended Robbie Burns Celebration help by Lords of the Isles (formerly Sons of Scotland) at the Centennial Lodge in Queen's Park New Westminster.  The venue was lovely, the food delicious, the toasts and addresses enlightening and humorous and the entertainment was first class.  Everyone enjoyed a wonderful evening.

Highland Games 2018

 Events 2018

Highland Games
Percy Perry Stadium Coquitlam
Saturday June 18th 2018

Several members of Clan MacLeod Greater Vancouver Society attended the 2018 Highland Games, proudly displaying our new banner, helping visitors with finding clans on our map and stamping the passports for the Haggis Critter Search for children (and some adults) and marching in the Clan parade.

There was lots to see and do at the Games, including Whiskey Tasting, Heavy Games Competitions, Shopping for Scottish items, Highland Dancing, Beer Gardens, British Cars, and the highlight of the Massed Bands to close the event.
There was even Scottish-Indian dancing.