Highland Games a Thrill for All

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Photos by Christian J. Stewart (ISN)

May 18, 2014, Victoria, BC (ISN) – The 151st Annual Victoria Highland Games and Celtic Festival continued Sunday at Topaz Park in Victoria and featured a range of events that pleased both Scots and those of non-Scottish heritage alike. ISN photographer Christian J. Stewart was on hand Sunday and presents this photographic glimpse into the day’s events.

Shaun Campbell steadies himself as he gets ready to toss the caber in Sunday morning’s competition (Photo: Christian J. Stewart / Independent Sports News)

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Nigel Anselmi shows a perfect finish as he watches his hammer throw fly through the air during Sunday’s Amateur B competition (Photo: Christian J. Stewart / Independent Sports News)

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Under the close eye of the judges, Adam Larson grimaces as he releases the weight during the weight for distance competition Sunday (Photo: Christian J. Stewart / Independent Sports News)

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SFU Pipe Band member Jamie Kubasiewicz gets some practice in prior to Sunday’s Pipe Band competition (Photo: Christian J. Stewart / Independent Sports News)

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Lightweight for Distance winner Jeff Thornton attempts a world record throw at Sunday’s Highland Games in Victoria (Photo: Christian J. Stewart / Independent Sports News)

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Beaumont, Alberta’s Wes Radstaak puts all his effort into putting the Braemar Stone at the Victoria Highland Games on Sunday (Photo: Christian J. Stewart / Independent Sports News)

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Sidney, BC’s Aaron Stanford during the caber toss competition on Sunday (Photo: Christian J. Stewart / Independent Sports News)

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A Highland Games is not complete with traditional Highland dancing. Here competitors Chessa Ryamn from Kamloops (left) and Alyssa Watson from Victoria (right) participate in the Novice 11 and Over Division (Photo: Christian J. Stewart / Independent Sports News)

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Fans needing a break from the bagpipes and the heavy games could enjoy a great variety of Celtic music on site, including here the fiddle work of Victoria’s Ceilidh Briscoe (Photo: Christian J. Stewart / Independent Sports News)

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Under the watchful eye of the judge, Abbotsford’s Joe Pocock sets himself for the final phase of his caber toss during Sunday’s competition (Photo: Christian J. Stewart / Independent Sports News)

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Victoria’s Colin Stann gives it his all as he puts the stone on Sunday (Photo: Christian J. Stewart / Independent Sports News)

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With his kilt a ‘whirling, Craig Reed launches the hammer during the light hammer for distance competition at Sunday’s Highland Games (Photo: Christian J. Stewart / Independent Sports News)

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There were plenty of Clans and tartans represented at the Games, both in the kilts worn by competitors and spectators and on tie racks in the vendor area (Photo: Christian J. Stewart / Independent Sports News)

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Victoria’s Erin Keogh shows good form during the Novice 11 and Over Highland Dancing competition on Sunday (Photo: Christian J. Stewart / Independent Sports News)

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