The weather this weekend this looks good. And that pleases one group in town in particular: Three Sisters Scottish Festival Society’s 21st annual Canmore Highland Games is held today, at Centennial Park.
In past years, the Games have been plagued by bad weather resulting in a less-than-desired attendance but this year organizers are hoping for a big crowd.
The dancing will be in the same spot as last year, but due to previous years’ poor weather, it has been moved into a tent for this year.
This year’s music features Tiller’s Folly — a Vancouver trio — taking on the afternoon’s entertainment; with veteran journeymen The Mudmen sure to enliven the nighttime crowd at the Games. There will be 200-plus dancers, and 15 bands at the Games.
The Games’ Sally Garen said, “Really what we try to do is to provide the best entertainment possible,”
“You don’t have to be Scottish, you don’t have to be Celtic, even though it is a celebration of the Celtic spirit.
“We like to just bring people together to enjoy all the events.”
Between 6,000 and 8,000 people are expected to filter through Centennial Park gates today.