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Tossing heavy stuff at Highland Games

A few competitors wore shirts with the logo "Keep Calm and Caber On".
July 13, 2013 - 1:34 PM

KAMLOOPS - Another hugely successful Kamloops Highland Games.

Saturday’s event had everything you’d expect at a Celtic celebration.

There were pipers, drummers, highland dancers and of course the heavy athletics at Albert McGowan Park.

The competitors were tossing cabers and stones on chains (known as the weight throw event). The heavy events were sponsored and endorsed by the BCEAA Strongman Association. Some were wearing shirts that said, “Keep Calm and Caber On.”

The games also included a highland dancing competition presented by the Interior Highland Dancing Association. The pipers, drummers and bands took part in competitions sanctioned by the B.C. Pipers Association.

To contact the reporter for this story, email jstahn@infotelnews.ca or call (250) 819-3723.

Dad Michael helps Mica pick up the 56lb stone used by the men in the highland games heavy weight competitions while little brother Carmine looks on.
Dad Michael helps Mica pick up the 56lb stone used by the men in the highland games heavy weight competitions while little brother Carmine looks on.
Image Credit: Jennifer Stahn

Highland dancers compete at the Kamloops Highland Games on Saturday.
Highland dancers compete at the Kamloops Highland Games on Saturday.
Image Credit: Jennifer Stahn

A drummer and a piper compete at the Kamloops Highland Games.
A drummer and a piper compete at the Kamloops Highland Games.
Image Credit: Jennifer Stahn

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