Glengarry Highland Games nominated as 'event of the year'

Performers march onto the field at the Glengarry Highland Games.

THE COUNTIES. Ontario - Pipes-Drums Magazine recognized the Glengarry Highland Games as one of the signature events of 2022 in the world.

The popular magazine for pipers and drummers read the world over named the Glengarry Highland Games as a nominee in the 'Event of the Year' category - the only Canadian entry in a field of six nominees.

The Glengarry Highland Games was nominated in the Event of the Year category and was the only Canadian nominee in a field of six.

Games President Eric Metcalfe was thrilled.

“It’s always nice to be recognized for what we do, especially at this level," he said. "Through the hard work of our directors and volunteers, each year we strive to present the best Celtic festival possible.”

The winner of this year’s Honour was the World Pipe Band Championships held in Glasgow, Scotland which brings together the finest pipers and drummers in the world.

The panelists in commenting on the Glengarry Highland Games nomination staid: “…in terms of paying audience, there’s no bigger event in the world. Like almost every other contest, competing numbers were down, but there was no decline in optimism and energy for the future. Haste ye back, indeed.”

The 2023 Glengarry Highland Games will be held in Maxville on Aug. 4 and 5.