Other Events at the 2019 Cobourg Highland Games
IHGF Canadian Stones of Strength Championship
At 1pm on the east side of the Cenotaph the 2018 IHGF Canadian Stones of Strength Championship will start with 5 Traditional Scottish Stone Lifting Events; 250lb Overhead Stone Press, 60lb Stone Throw, Dinnie Stone Walk 300lb & 280lb, 310lb Stone Carry and the Atlas Stones 200lb to 375lb. The Winner will receive an official invite to the 2019 IHGF Stones of Strength World Championships in Norway.
This year comes with a unique feature for Families!
Every child will receive its own passport to go to the "Wee Highlander Zone" of Scotland. The passport, which includes a colouring book and mind games, will help children travel through a kid friendly environment and participate in a series of activities to become a Highlander. There will be crafting, dancing, kid's heavy events and sword fighting classes all day.
Accept the challenge and become a Wee Highlander for the day!
Shakespeare Street Theatre
Shakespeare Street Theatre is a theatre group dedicated to performing the works of William Shakespeare.
Located amongst the artistic community of Northumberland County, Ontario, the group presents plays during the summer festival season and sonnet readings and plays during the Winter.
Taking traditional Shakespearean street theatre to the people can be a daunting task, but Shakespeare Street Theatre embraces the opportunity to give performer, both young and adult, the chance to experience the joys of participating in a traditional street theatre production, that might otherwise not be so easily accessible.
Started in 2009 by founder Paula Worley, Shakespeare Street theatre is made possible by the wonderful volunteer performers that contribute their time and skills to creating traditional Shakespearean style street theatre.
Originally from England, Paula studied theatre and performing arts, graduating to a continuous career in theatre and drama teaching. With a penchant for the Bard's work, Paula has been a dedicated follower of Shakespeare from a young age, when first cast in Twelfth Night in the cross dressing role of Sebastian. Since those days of high school, Paula has set about over the subsequent years encouraging people of all ages to enjoy and perform the plays in an enjoyable way. Bringing her own unique style to her productions, and her skills as an artist to her scenery, masks and costumes, Shakespeare Street Theatre has gradually grown with popularity.
Historic Highlanders Living History Group
Kyle McIntosh is a Living Historian of Scottish decent. Through in depth research and study of the Scottish Highlands he strives to bring the past to life. Living History incorporates historical activities, material culture and discussion into an interactive presentation that seeks to give observers a sense of stepping back in time. Specifically his focus is on the Jacobite Risings in Scotland detailing the food, clothing and weapons of the period.