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Blue Bonnet Lassies participate in Fergus Scottish Festival over weekend

Blue Bonnet Lassies participate in Fergus Scottish Festival over weekend

FERGUS - Dancers from the Blue Bonnet Lassies School of Highland Dance participated in the Fergus Scottish Festival Aug. 12 and 13. The two-day competition consisted of almost 200 dancers each day.

Bagpipes

Bagpipes

As part of their 90th anniversary and a commitment to play for the community of Centre Wellington the Fergus Pipe Band played for the residents of Wellington Terrace.

Ecopsychology workshop to be held at Arboretum

GUELPH - The Arboretum is presenting an eight-evening series that will explore the principles of Ecopsychology and Eco Art Therapy.

New friend

New friend

In July, Angela Bolger-Osmond, personal support worker at Wellington Terrace, brought in her miniature horse to the Oak Glen neighbourhood for pet therapy visits with the residents.

Annual Harriston Street Party a hit

Annual Harriston Street Party a hit

Balloon fun - Geni, left, and Ruby Giilk of Mount Forest made balloon animals with the help of clown Val E. Joy at the Harriston Street Party on Aug. 12.

Street Party

Street Party

The third annual Harriston Street Party on Aug. 12 featured events for all ages. About 100 people enjoyed a local food dinner at the first Savour in the Street event and over 350 people attended an outdoor dance downtown in the evening.

Car show

Car show

Vehicles lining the streets for the Leslie Motors car show drew crowds downtown for the Harriston Street Party on Aug. 12. Photo by Patrick Raftis

Music and laughter

Music and laughter

The hit musical farce Lucky Stiff is playing at St. Jacobs Country Playhouse until Aug. 27.

Highland dance

Highland dance

Dancers from the Mary Ellen Cann School of Highland Dancing competed in the Fergus Scottish Festival and Highland Games from Aug. 11 to 13.

Million Dollar Quartet ranks to Drayton Entertainment’s top musical productions

Million Dollar Quartet ranks to Drayton Entertainment’s top musical productions

DRAYTON - On stage at the Drayton Festival Theatre is one of the organization’s finest musical productions to date.

Clean sweep

Clean sweep

A re-enactment of Jerry Loos’ donkey and street sweeper entry from the 1967 Centennial parade was a hit at the 150th Community Anniversary and 2017 Clifford Homecoming parade on Aug. 5.

Farmers market moves to Elora Centre for the Arts on Aug. 19

ELORA - The Elora Farmers’ Market moves across the street to the Elora Centre for the Arts for one Saturday only, on Aug. 19. The relocation is to accommodate Riverfest Elora which will fill Bissell Park from Aug. 18 to 20.

Fergus Scottish Festival draws good crowds despite opening night weather issues

Fergus Scottish Festival draws good crowds despite opening night weather issues

FERGUS - Large crowds enjoyed the 2017 Fergus Scottish Festival and Highland Games last weekend despite severe weather concerns, which forced the cancellation of Friday night festivities. Festival president Dave Radley said that might have led to a bump in attendance Saturday, which saw large crowds on hand for everything from the welcoming ceremonies, where the stands were packed, to the heavy events.

Pageantry and competition

Pageantry and competition

The 2017 Fergus Scottish Festival and Highland Games drew large crowds to the sportsplex on the weekend.

Highland Fling

Highland Fling

The massed Highland Fling was also a crowd pleaser at the 2017 Fergus Scottish Festival and Highland Games here last weekend.

Digging in

Digging in

Volunteers got a chance to join the experienced tug-of-war competitors to try out the sport during the mixed team pull at the Fergus Scottish Festival and Highland Games on Aug. 12.

Winding up

Winding up

Nova Scotia resident Matthew Doherty winds up to throw the hammer during the Saturday heavy events competition at the Fergus Scottish Festival and Highland Games.

Tough trucks

Tough trucks

The truck class at the Smash Bros Demolition Derby at the Drayton Fair on Sunday afternoon featured some rugged vehicles.
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