Glengarry Highland Games organizers have announced that for a second consecutive year, there will be no annual Games event.

“It was difficult last year when we realized we had to cancel the 2020 Glengarry Highland Games. This fall, with hints of a COVID vaccine and infection numbers going down, the Games were optimistic that 2021 would see a return to the traditional Games with world-class competitions, the sights and sounds of great Celtic entertainment, and in reunion with family and friends,” states a press release from Highland Games organizers.

The press release relates that Games President Eric Metcalfe says, “I never thought we would have to make this decision two years in a row, but we do not have a choice. After much discussion, all are in agreement that this year’s 2021 Games are not going to happen.”

As everyone knows, vaccinations will still be rolling out over the summer. But organizers are not certain that it will be safe for large groups to gather in August.

In the meantime, Games organizers are monitoring the pandemic situation and developing ideas on how the spirit of the Games can be celebrated this summer in some fashion. They suggest that Games fans visit the website and follow the Games on social media to see the plans to be announced for entertaining everyone.

As President Metcalfe encourages, “While we will not be seeing you in 2021, with optimism, we look to the future. As soon as we can we will be busy planning your return to our fairgrounds and excitedly look forward to hosting a reunion like only Glengarry can!”