A spectator sport if there ever was one, these events are a real thrill to watch at the Canmore Highland Games. The Heavies consist of Putting the Stone (light), Putting the Stone (heavy), 56 lb. Weight Throw, 28 lb. Weight Throw, 22 lb. Hammer Throw, 16 lb. Hammer Throw, 56 lb. Over The Bar, Sheaf Toss and Caber Toss. The sports area is located on the South side of Centennial Park adjacent at 5 St. and 6 Ave. One of our three entrance gates is at this point. The Tug of War is a demonstration of strength, skill and teamwork – exciting to watch!
Sports competitors may only register on-site. You will pay to get through the gate (in lieu of a Contest entry fee), and you can register at the sports area beginning at 7:30am, on the Sunday of the Games. Kilted attire is preferred. Cash prizes are offered.
The sports contest begins at 8:30am, and runs all day to completion.
TUG OF WAR
Enter your team now – the winning team in both Mens and Womens categories will take away a $1,000 cash prize for up to 4 teams, $2000 for 5 teams and up!
Mens Teams: 8-man team, 1600 lbs. (115 stone) maximum, plus coach, no cleats
Womens Teams: 8-woman team, 1120 lbs. (80 stone) maximum, plus coach, no cleats
Entry fee (payable with registration):
$500 per team includes entry to the Games
$1500 per team, 8 man team plus coach, includes 9 entries to the Games, 9 entries to the Taste of the Highlands, 9 entries to the Ceilidh!
The Tug of War contest starts at approximately 2:30 pm, Sunday, September 1 on the Heavy Sports field.
Final pull-offs for grand prize winners will be at approximately 4:30 pm on the Main Field.
Heavy Sports and Tug of War Notes:
- All events and timings subject to change without notice