Christoph Wand of Kitchener

Christoph Wand of Kitchener

Highland Games’ heavy events a treat to watch

It’s been 150 years of throwing heavy implements in Victoria. That calls for celebration.

It’s been 150 years of throwing heavy implements in Victoria. That calls for celebration.

The 150th anniversary of the Highland Games, one of the earliest sporting events to run in the region, runs Saturday (May 18) and Sunday at Topaz Park.

The celebration started last weekend with a Tartan parade downtown but the Games’ famous heavy events competitions run Saturday and Sunday from noon onwards.

His Royal Highness Prince Andrew will attend the Games’ opening ceremonies for both afternoons.

Beer gardens, a food plaza and multiple stages and performances entertain throughout the festival’s three fields.

Tickets available at the gate, $15 for adults, $12 for seniors/students. Youth under 12 are free.