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Scotland’s Most Popular Show-The Highland Games Post Pandemic

June 19, 2021 | 2:00 pm


Scotland’s Most Popular Show-The Highland Games Post Pandemic

For a second summer, nearly 300 annual Highland Games hosted in countries around the world will be cancelled because of COVID-19.  Hear from the most influential leaders in piping, dancing and heavy athletics from the U.S. and Scotland on the future of the Games in a post-pandemic world. Join Chicago Scots for this special tribute to one of Scotland’s oldest and most treasured traditions as we look to the future of our beloved Highland Games.

Guest Speakers

Pipe Bands
Kevin Reilly
, Chairman, the Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association
Jeff Mann, President, the Alliance of North American Pipe Band Associations
Jim Sim, President, Midwest Pipe Band Association

Scottish Dancing
Christine Lacey
, MBE, Chair of the Royal Scottish Official Board of Highland Dancing
Fred DeMarse, President, ScotDance USA
Nancy Strolle, Moderator, President, The Thistle and Heather Highland Dancers;
member Board of Governors, Chicago Scots

Heavy Athletics
Terri Ventress
, Athletic Director, Wichita Highland Games & Celtic Fest
Karyn Dallimore
, Athletic Director, British Columbia Highland Games Committee
Katie Crowley
, Interim Athletic Director, La Crosse Irish Fest 
Elissa Van Vleck
, Moderator, 4 World Records

Check our website at chicagoscots.org for the lastest details.

Event is complimentary. Advance registration required.

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