The Glengarry Highland Games organizers have decided against holding this year’s event and are now aiming for 2021, in light of the current COVID-19 pandemic. It is the first time since the Games’ inception in 1948 that the annual event which takes place in Maxville will not happen.
A statement from Games president Eric Metcalfe, and The Glengarry Highland Games Organizing Committee, said:
“What a wonderful world it would be if we could all be together and celebrate the 2020 Glengarry Highland Games on July 31st and August 1st. However, in light of the current public health crisis and with the deepest concern for all those who might be affected, we will not be presenting the 73rd edition of the Games this summer.
While we know this is a huge disappointment for everyone involved with the Games, our primary responsibility is the health and safety of the competitors, entertainers, volunteers, and the thousands of supporters who contribute to the success of our festival. Since its beginning in 1948, the Games have been held continuously in spite of sweltering heat and pouring rain and other difficult conditions, so this unprecedented cancellation reflects the gravity of the world’s situation right now.”
Games President Eric Metcalfe states, “As upsetting as cancelling this year’s Glengarry Highland Games is…..it is very much the right thing to do. I also want to assure you that all the directors and committees will be working hard to produce a spectacular 2021 Games. We look forward to welcoming you back on July 30 and 31, 2021. Please keep checking out our website for updates.”
“We will stay in touch over the next year through our website and social media. Be sure to connect often and see what we have planned. If you have any questions or concerns, contact our Games Secretary at 613‐527‐2876 or 1‐888‐298‐1666 or [email protected]
Until we meet in 2021, keep healthy and see you in Maxville on July 30th and 31st, 2021.”