Join us July 26th - 28th, 2013
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A huge thank-you to E & E Powerline Ltd & Ed Clowater for being so gracious as to lend us a bucket truck and operator to help us out with the heavy events for the weekend of the New Brunswick Highland Games, 2013.
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2013 Fundraiser Breakfast
American Bus Association Names
New Brunswick Highland Games Festival
One of North America's 100 Best Events for 2013
It's official! The American Bus Association (ABA) announced that the New Brunswick Highland Games Festival - July 26-28, 2013 - has been designated as one of the Top 100 Events in North America for 2013 by an experienced expert tourism indus
try selection committee. Inclusion in the Top 100 list, published as a supplement to the September/October issue of Destinations magazine, indicates that the New Brunswick Highland Games Festival offers excellent entertainment value to both tour groups and individual travelers from around the world, according to ABA.
With the release of the American Bus Association's 2013 Top 100 Events in North America, ABA celebrates 31 years of the program. What began as a way for motorcoach operators to incorporate new product into their itineraries has grown to one of the most sought-after lists by travel professionals, motorcoach operators and the general public.
"The attractiveness of the New Brunswick Highland Games Festival as a don't-miss entertainment value is only part of why its selection this year is such a distinction for Fredericton, said Peter J. Pantuso, CTIS, ABA's president and CEO. "The real news here is that New Brunswick Highland Games Festival has been recognized as a potential magnet for tourism dollars, at a time when re-energizing domestic tourism is so important to our spirit and our economy. The honor gives Fredericton an important boost in visibility among professional tour planners."
According to studies completed by researchers at The George Washington University and Dunham and Associates, one overnight visit by a motorcoach group can leave from US $5,000 to more than US $11,000 in a local destination's economy. Those dollars are spent on lodging, meals, admissions, fees, shopping, souvenirs, services and local taxes.
"Motorcoach groups spend more and stay longer,” Pantuso said. “That's why the New Brunswick Highland Games Festival is truly a local economic asset. There is no better way to jump-start tourism than to attract motorcoach groups to a great event and convince them to extend their stay."
ABA's 20132 Top 100 Events Selection Committee selected the New Brunswick Highland Games Festival from hundreds of event nominations submitted by ABA members. Judges considered the event's broad appeal, its accessibility to motorcoaches and skill at handling large groups, and a variety of other relevant criteria.
The Top 100 Events list is available online at http://www.buses.org/News-Publications/Top-100.
2012 Dancing Results
Winner of the Rev Ivan C Murray Memorial Trophy
For Saturday Dancer of the Day
Nicole Odo, Fredericton
Winner of the Kate Gaddess Memorial Trophy
Dancer of the Day for Sunday
Nicole Odo, Frederiction
Winner of the Instrum Pre-Premier
Dancer of the Weekend from
Brianna Paul, Oromocto
New Bunswick Premier Dancer of the Weekend
with the highest points accumulated both days
2012 Piping, Drumming, & Band Results
Message from the Chair
Another year in the history books. The 2012 New Brunswick Highland Games Festival was a success thanks to the dedication of our volunteers, and the incredible organizing committee who work tirelessly year round to ensure this great event happens. I can not thank our valued partners, and 'Friends of the Games' enough. Without their continued support we would not be able to present this award winning Festival. I would also like to thank the incredible judges, talented competitors, and awesome entertainers. Of course the biggest thanks goes out to everyone who came to the 'Games' to 'Be a Scot' this year! Our biggest, and best Highland Games Festival yet! Please join us for our 32nd anniversary on the beautiful grounds of Government House, July 26th-28th, 2013.
2012 Heavy Events Results
2012 Fiddle Competition Results
1st - Colleen Duguay
2nd - Malcolm Seward
3rd - Ainslee MacMillan
1st - Sue Ward
1st - Martha Pitre
2nd - Janelle Melanson
3rd - Amelie De Arcos
1st - Janelle Melanson and Amelie De Arcos
Lost and Found
The following items have been turned in:
- 2 sets of prescription glasses
- A pair of sunglasses
- Some bags for band equipment
If any of these belong to you, please contact Sharon Everett at (506) 459-1465.
Congrats to the CapitalFM Marketplace 'Whose Knees are These' contest winners Anne Ward and Pam Henderson who won weekend passes to this year's Highland Games Festival.
Also a big congratulations to Brittany MacFalane & Adam Ridgewell winners of party pizzas, donated by Greco Fredericton North. This draw was in support of our Scottish Athletic competition.