The Red Deer Highland Games have been held in Red Deer since 1947, and are known as the kickoff to the Highland Season in Central Alberta. The event continues to be hosted and organized with a team of dedicated and caring volunteers. There are numerous activities designed to create an exciting and fun day for those of Celtic Heritage and for those who’d like to be! Join us for Piping, Drumming and band competitions, Highland Dance, Shortbread competitions and who could miss out on the Athletic Heavy events! We have great activities for kids - including their own 'Heavy Events' games and Arts and Crafts! There are weaving and spinning demonstrations, livestock displays and live entertainment all day in McPherson's Pub! The Celtic Marketplace hosts a variety of vendors with international foods, Celtic wares and local specialties! This is a great family event celebrating our Celtic Heritage! Purchase your tickets on-line https://www.ticketsalberta.com
The Alberta Regional Championships is a distinct competition for U-16 boys, U-16 girls, U-18 boys, and U-18 girls. Each competition include four regions: Edmonton Gold, Calgary Mavericks, Central Predators, and South Region. This is the first step for these athletes on a path that could possibly lead to a National Age Grade Team. This event showcases youth rugby athlete talent with an environment filled with camaraderie and fun for all ages.