The Moncton Highland Games, this coming weekend, will serve as the 2009 Canadian Championships.
Here is a preview of the action to follow.
The 2009 Canadian Highland Games Championship
by Francis Brebner
The 2009 Canadian Championships are being held this upcoming weekend at the Moncton Highland Games in Moncton, New Brunswick.
The top 10 athletes as determined by the Canadian Scottish Athletic Federation ranking system have been invited.
The competition is one day (Sunday, June 21) and it is contesting the seven traditional events.
The lineup includes:
Greg Hadley: four-time and defending Canadian Highland Games Championship
Jason Johnston: the second-ranked in Canada and 2008 runner-up
Lyle Barron: the third-ranked in Canada; defeated Hadley in a competition earlier this season
Dirk Bishop: five-time World Masters Champion
Moncton is a young Games (in its third year), but it has risen to the challenge of hosting a major event. The 2009 competition promises to be the closest Canadian Highland Games Championship in history.
For full details, please check the official website for the Moncton Highland Games.