45th annual Montreal Highland Games

​Sunday, August 1, 2021 at 6:00 pm
​A FREE online event!

LIVE! Caber toss world record attempt
Solo piping competition
Highland dance performances
And much more!

The Montreal Highland Games has become one of the premier events on the North American Highland games circuit. Every year, the Montreal Highland Games brings together Montrealers of all backgrounds to celebrate Scottish sport, music and culture. The Games represent an exceptional opportunity for participants and visitors alike to discover the rich history and traditions of Scotland.

World record attempt—streaming live!

​The Montreal Highland Games are counting on history happening! Montreal-born Jason Baines will attempt to smash the world record for the most caber tosses in 60 minutes. The current record stands at 122 tosses by fellow Canadian Kevin Fast.

To qualify as a successful toss, the caber must be thrown up in the air at such an angle that the top end hits the ground, allowing the caber to flip end over end. The caber is usually at least 16 feet long, and can weigh 80 pounds or more.

Long-time professional heavyweight competitor Jason Baines has been one of the top professionals in Canada for the past five years. A winner of multiple Highland games throughout Canada, Jason is also one of the top Scottish hammer throwers in the world and currently holds the Ontario championship records in lightweight for distance and heavy hammer. In addition to heavy events, Jason has been a medalist in track and field, including multiple indoor #1 rankings, Canadian Masters Champion, and two silver medals in the hammer throw at the 2015 World Masters Championships.

​Join us for an hour of Scottish fun LIVE on August 1, 2021 at 6:00 pm!

​This event is FREE and will be streamed live on the Montreal Highland Games YouTube channel.

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