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UPCOMING EVENTS August 27, 2016Cowal Pipe Band ChampionshipCowal Park, Dunoon

August 27, 2016Foothills Highland GamesFoothills Composite High School in Okotoks, Alberta.

August 27, 2016The North Lanark Highland GamesN.L.A.S. Fairgrounds, Almonte, Ontario

September 3, 2016Calgary Highland GamesSpringbank Park

September 3, 2016CANMORE HIGHLAND GAMESCanmore, AB

TIP OF THE DAY
When choosing sticks, try for light-coloured maple with the straightest grain.
Doug Stronach, Toronto Police

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