Jul. 11, 2012 - Issue #873: The Big Cover-Up
Celtic GatheringSat, Jul 14 and Sun, Jul 15
Fort Edmonton Park
Grab your kilts and get ready for two days of Scottish and Celtic culture. The family-friendly annual Celtic Gathering brings together tradition through entertainment, demonstrations and not to mention, tons of food and beer, including free haggis sampling for those brave enough to try the dish.
"That's what we do here at the park, is that we honour heritage and we're always trying to share that with people. This is another way we can do that," says Charlene Roche, special events coordinator for Fort Edmonton Park.
Visitors can take in pipe bands and drumming competitions as part of the Northern Canadian Pipe Band Championships.
"It's a very dynamic time at the park and lots of music for your ears," Roche adds.
Sports fans can take in the feats of strength displayed by participants in Heavy Games. Competitors will go head-to-head in rounds of caber tossing and hammer throws.
Traditional Scottish and Celtic dancers will also hit the stage for demonstrations and performances over the two-day festival.
On Saturday night, it's time to party with a Ceilidh (pronounced kay-lee). The event is ticketed separately from the Celtic Gathering and is 18-plus only. Roche says it promises to be an entertaining evening filled with singing, dancing and storytelling accompanied by entertainment from the band Celtic Fusion. vueweekly.com comments: powered by Disqus
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