New Penticton event brings to life old Celtic traditions July 5th

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A new event will bring the culture of the Scottish Highlands to the Okanagan Valley this summer.

The first annual Penticton Scottish Festival is confirmed for Saturday July 5, 2014 at King’s Park in Penticton, BC.

“We’re inviting all pipe bands, drummers and solo pipers to come and compete.”, says Penticton Scottish Festival Chair Brian Johnston. The one day festival will feature many of the traditional elements found at a Highland Games, like piping and drumming, dancing, and athletic events such as the caber toss, but will include activities for the whole family.” he adds.

Spectators will enjoy the festival’s broad scope of Celtic entertainment including The Blakey School of Irish Dance, Scottish Folk Songs by Gord McLaren, The Naramata Scottish Country Dancers, and  sword fighting demonstrations by the Society for Creative Anacronism.

“A children’s area will have activities and a fun, safe competition the kids can try with our “End-Of-The-Roll Kids’ Caber Toss”, says Johnston.

Visit the Penticton Scottish Festival website for more information, or contact Brian Johnston at