Happy Canada Day to all of my Canadian friends and followers! You guys certainly have quite a few celebrations lined up!
The Gathering of the Clans in Pugwash, is today, 1 July. The Gathering of the Clans has become the traditional way to spend Canada Day in Cumberland County. It is a party, Scottish style, with piping, drumming, Highland dancing, Highland Games and more! Sounds like a blast!
Hosting almost 5,000 spectators, the Embro Highland Games are also on 1 July. In addition to various piping, athletic and dancing competitions, you can inspect vintage cars, watch dogs at work, investigate Scottish clans, shop at vendor booths, or enjoy a meal and licensed refreshments. If you want to become more actively involved, try your hand at log sawing or maybe the farmer’s walk.
Sunday 5th July at 2:00pm vs. Ecuador - ALL on field 75!
The Scottish team is ready to deploy its secret weapon. “We have Scotland’s Ronaldo on our team,” team president Colin Reid said.
That would be Robbie Weir. “Robbie will basically show New York how to play soccer,” Reid said.
Even though July in New York is unlike the “miserable” Scottish weather, as Reid calls it, his team should be fine adjusting to the New York heat. “For New York, we have adapted our game so we play an intelligent pressing game,” Reid said. “Once they cross the halfway line they’re going to be facing a Mel Gibson Braveheart wall of Scottish defense. We will harass, we will terrify, and we will win the ball back.”