Covid 19 statement Embro Highland Games 2021
To our dear spectators, contestants, sponsors, and vendors:
After much consideration, the Board members of the Zorra Caledonian Society have made the difficult decision to cancel the 84 Embro Highland Games scheduled for July 1, 2021. We unanimously agreed that is our responsibility to offer an event that is safe for all guests, competitors and volunteers by complying to all health protocols during these unprecedented times.
Since the founding of the Zorra Caledonian Society in 1937, only once have the Games been cancelled. It was during World War II in the summer of 1942. And now, due to this global pandemic, we are cancelling for the second year in a row. Many months of planning go into the organization of this event and many of our participants who travel from far outside of our community have already sent their regrets for this summer.
In the meantime, we are closely monitoring the COVID 19 restrictions in our area and are in the process of planning some incredibly special events in order to celebrate the “Spirit of the Games” on July 1 . For those Scottish enthusiasts, the Society will be holding virtual as well as socially distanced events during the year. Please keep checking our Website, our Facebook Page and other social media platforms for exciting opportunities to celebrate our Scottish heritage and get involved with our community.
In particular, please watch for the following: • On National Tartan Day join us virtually for a fun evening of Tartan Trivia on Saturday April 3rd at 7:30 p.m.
• On July 1st watch for virtual piping and drumming online “Embro Highland Games Online”.
• And we also have a few more surprises up our kilts!
Looking towards the future, we are anxious to see everyone again in July 2022 when we can once again reunite with friends and clans on the grounds of the Embro Highland Games. Until then stay safe and healthy.
Sincerely, The Zorra Caledonian Board of Directors.
For information on the Zorra Caledonian Society visit; www.embrohighlandgames.ca