Games Festival: Sunday, June 9 - 15, 2019


Sunday, June 9th, 2019

Kirkin of the Tartan Service 

11am, Trinity United Church

85 Old Coach Road, Riverview

Tuesday, June 11th

12pm Flag Raising at Moncton City Hall 

7pm  Free Outdoor Concert  
Avenir Centre, Moncton (outside)
Performances by Patricia Murray, Fundy Ceilidh, local highland dancers, and the Moncton District Pipe Band

Wednesday, June 12th

12pm Flag Raising Town of Riverview

7pm  Free Outdoor Concert 

Gazebo, Riverview (outside)

Performances by Patricia Murray, Fundy Ceilidh, local highland dancers, and the  RCMP J Division, Pipes & Drums 

Friday, June 14th

5:30pm-7pm  Free Heavy Athletic Workshop

Hal Betts Sportsplex, Moncton 

Learn to throw some of the heavy events including the world famous Caber Toss

Please register in advance by emailing

Friday Night in the Ceilidh Tent

We’re bringing some of the top names from Scotland, Cape Breton, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland, and of course New Brunswick to the Ceilidh Tent this year!

Our Friday Night Ceilidh kicks off with a traditional session hosted by New Brunswick’s own Christine Melanson, who will also wrap up the night hosting an unplugged jam you won’t want to miss!

Paul McKenna is one of Scotland’s busiest exports, being hailed by the New York Times as “the best folk band to have come out of Scotland in the last twenty years.”

Drowsy Maggie is a trio of New Brunswick powerhouse traditional musicians, featuring Shelley Chase, Stacey Read, and Robin Ettles.

Miller, MacDonald, & Cormier blend Scottish lowland pipes, Cape Breton fiddle, Gaelic song and stepdance, and Acadian guitar and foot-percussion from PEI.

Three Finger Shot will ensure those who want to sing along to raucous favourites get their chance to belt out the tunes before we need to unplug for the night.

Advance tickets now available! to purchase online , or by phone at 1-888-720-5600.

Tickets can be picked up at the Moncton Coliseum box office during the week (check their site for hours open, generally 10am until 5:30pm).

The Ceilidh Tent is all ages; there is access to a beer tent for those 19 years and older. 

Tickets will be sold at the event. There is a $1 service charge for advance tickets; gate prices are higher than advanced pricing.

Friday gate opens at 5pm; live music begins at 5:30pm.
Saturday gate opens at 8:30am. Live music begins at 10am.

Advanced Prices:
Adult Single Day  $10
Student Single Day  $8
Family Pass (2 adults, 2 students) $25
Adult Two Days  $20
Student Two Days  $15
Family Pass Two Days  $50

Children 10 and under are free.

Games Day: Saturday, June 15, 2019 All activities are at Hal Betts Sportsplex


8:30am Saturday Gates Open
8:30am-noon Individual Piping & Drumming Competitions
8:30am-4:30pm Highland Dance Competitions
9am – 5pm Various workshops, demonstrations, & displays
10am - 5pm Heavy Events Competitions * see detailed list below
10am – 8pm Ceilidh Tent Live Entertainment
12pm – 1pm Official Welcome with Massed Bands
12pm Tartan Run (5km)
1:30pm – 5pm Pipe Band Competitions
6pm Closing Ceremonies with Massed Bands
6pm – 8pm Ceilidh in the Tent


Christine Melanson (NEW BRUNSWICK)

Alan Ricketts (NEWFOUNDLAND)

Ivan & Vivian Hicks & The Sussex Ave Fiddlers (NEW BRUNSWICK)

Paul McKenna (SCOTLAND)

Miller, MacDonald & Cormier (CAPE BRETON / PEI)


The Lumber Jills (NEW BRUNSWICK)

Drowsy Maggie (NEW BRUNSWICK)

Gate Tickets

Friday Ceilidh Single Adult $20

Friday single student $15

Friday Family $45

Saturday Single Adult $15 

Saturday single student  $10

Saturday Family  $35  

Weekend Single Adult  $30

Weekend single student $20

Weekend Family $65


Saturday June 15, 2019 Heavy Events Schedule


Daily schedule of Events

9:30am  Women's/Juniors/Ams

Open Stone  (8.2lbs, 14.6lbs, 16.8lbs)

10:00am  CSAF U200 Canadian Lightweight Championships

Open Stone (16.4lbs)

10:30am Women's/Juniors/Ams

Heavy Weight for Distance (28lb, 42lb, 56lb)

11:00am CSAF U200 Canadian Lightweight Championships

HeavyWeight for Distance (42lbs -  3 Stone weight)

11:30am  Women's/Juniors/Ams

Light Weight for Distance (14lbs, 28lbs, 28lbs)

12:00pm  Opening  Ceremonies  

12:30pm   Women's/Ams

Heavy Hammer (16lbs, 22lbs)

1:00pm CSAF U200 Canadian Lightweight Championships

Light Weight for Distance (28lbs - 2 stone Weight)

1:30pm  Women's/Juniors/Ams

Light Hammer (12lbs, 16lbs, 16lbs)

2:00pm  CSAF U200 Canadian Lightweight Championships

Heavy Hammer (22lbs )

2:30pm Women's/Juniors/Ams

Weight over Bar

3:00pm   CSAF U200 Canadian Lightweight Championships

Light Hammer (16lbs)

3:30pm Women's/Ams

Sheaf Toss (12lbs, 20lbs)

4:00pm CSAF U200 Canadian Lightweight Championships

Weight over Bar

4:30pm Women's/Juniors/Ams

World Famous Caber Toss

5:00pm CSAF U200 Canadian Lightweight Championships

World Famous Caber Toss

5:30pm CSAF U200 Canadian Lightweight Championships

Challenge event - Sheaf Toss

6:00pm Closing/Award  presentations 

Main Stage

*Please note event times are approximate and are subject to change at any time to maintain schedule.