Well another successful year has gone by
Saturday, September 24, 2011
Well another successful year has gone by
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Downtown Fergus is painting the town tartan! You can’t keep a good highlander quiet for long and they’ll be out in droves on Sunday April 10 celebrating the 3rd annual Tartan Day. In partnership with the Fergus Scottish Festival & Highland Games, six pubs and restaurants and downtown Merchants have joined forces to help celebrate our Celtic roots.
Festivities take place from 12-5pm both inside and out. New this year and kicking off the festivities is the Kilted Kilometre run hosted by Grand River Running. All are welcome to join in with a donation to the Centre Wellington Food Bank and a kilt is a requirement! First place woman, man and youth under 16 wins a free weekend pass for this year’s Fergus Scottish Festival. Runners can preregister at Grand River Running in the Fergus Marketplace, race starts at high noon. Refreshments for all runners compliments of Frabert’s Fresh Foods.
Also a first for Tartan day is the free historical walking tour where costumed characters will help you discover hidden treasures of the rich, colourful and Scottish past of this Grand town. Tour meets in front of Fergus Library at 2pm.
There will be three (count ‘em) wandering pipe bands to tilt yer kilt to: Fergus Pipe Band and Grand Celtic Pipe Band return along with newcomers Men with Small Pipes (easy now!). Join the kilted krawl and let the pipers parade you to all 6 venues en route. Performing at each venue will be well known favourites of the festival: Bob McLean, Celtic guitarist will be at the Breadalbane Inn; foot stomping, kilt flinging Tommy Leadbeater and friends will perform at the other end of town at the Brewhouse; also at the east end local favourites Janice Howie and Nick Gush will serenade you at Van Gali’s; David Leask, well known Scottish singer and songwriter along with James McKie will entertain at O’Briens; additional Celtic performers will leave you dreaming of the highlands at D’s Sports Bar and Grill, and expect an electrifying performance from CeltRock Folk legends The Rogues at the Goofie Newfie.
“It’s a tri-umphant celebration!” says Fergus Scottish Festival & Highland Games volunteer, Deb Dalziel. “It brings together the Festival, the downtown core and connects us to the international Tartan Day celebrations – three wonderful reasons to celebrate.”
It’s a great way to step proudly out of winter and into a kilt, get “oot and aboot”, enjoy our vibrant downtown and celebrate all things Celtic. So tilt yer kilt, it’s Tartan Day!
Tartan Day is a weeklong celebration in Scotland and is also recognized here in North America. Scots and Scottish descendants join together to celebrate their heritage by proudly wearing their clan’s tartan and sharing in Scottish fare, songs and stories from their homeland. Tartan Day in Fergus will be Sunday April 10th from 12-5pm. For more information on Tartan Day and the Fergus Scottish Festival & Highland Games visit www.fergusscottishfestival.com
Hope to see you all out there
Sunday, July 18, 2010
The festival itself was fantastic, from great pipe bands to the heavy events, I was able to watch some of the solo competitions and it gave me the courage to want to compete . I t was a great day full of very positive people. Canadian Casual Kilts were very well received by the crowd at the Games this year I was really busy with folks chatting about our kilts and how they differ and what makes them such a good option . One of the best parts of the day came when a an older customer came by to say hello and he was wearing one of the kilts I have made him and he told a potential customer of how much he loved his kilt and how it has been through the ring and kept its shape etc, well that potential customer is now a customer and is excited about his kilt . The other great thing about Cambridge was how my wife and I were working as a team selling kilts and giving information it was the first time in a long time, our daughter who is now 4 was keeping herself busy but later on, wanted to see the pipers play funny at home she yells for me to stop piping but out at the festival she sat and watched the mass band and was dancing , and enjoying herself she, is she trying to tell me something ?
Also we had a large number of people really interested in the Black Isle tartan that we are weaving in the poly/viscose it will be ready by September, If your interested in purchasing a custom made kilt in the Black Isle contact me Mach@canadiancasualkilts.ca be one of the first to wear this new concept in tartan fashion .
Well folks heres some of the day its hard to get pics as I am busy running my booth enjoy for now.
Friday, July 9, 2010
Well the weekend of the july 2,3, and 4 was amazing, Canadian Casual Kilts was in Kincardine for their Scottish Festival and let me tell you it was amazing and successful to us .
Sunday, April 11, 2010
Friday, April 2, 2010