"A Scottish clan (from Gaelic clann, "children") is a kinship group among the Scottish people. Clans give a sense of shared identity and descent to members, and in modern times have an official structure recognised by the Court of the Lord Lyon, which regulates Scottish heraldry and coats of arms. Most clans have their own tartan patterns, usually dating from the 19th century, which members may incorporate into kilts or other clothing." Wikipedia

Due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic as well as the recommendations made by the Government of Alberta, Alberta Health Services and the City of Calgary, sadly the CUSGA committee has made the decision to cancel this years Calgary Highland Games. We thank you for your continued support and we look forward to seeing you all in 2021. ​

Clan Registration is now open! Be sure to contact Lisa at; lisa@vibranteventmanagement.ca to receive your discount code before registering.

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If you would like to know more about clans history, heritage and tartan, The Calgary Highland games welcomed the following clans at the 2019 Games: 

Gaelic Name: MacLeòid
Motto: Hold Fast
Badge: Juniper
Lands: Skye and Harris
Pipe Music: MacLeod’s Praise
Clan Chief: Hugh MacLeod of MacLeod

Gaelic Name: Mac Garaidh
Motto: Serva jugum (Keep the yoke)
Badge: Mistletoe
Lands: Aberdeenshire and Tweeddale
Origin of Name: French, hail (a hedge)
Clan Chief: The Rt. Hon. The Earl of Erroll

Gaelic Name: MacNeacai
Crest: A hawk’s head erased Gules
Motto: Sgorr A Bhreac
Lands: Skye
Historic Seat: Scorrybreac Castle
Clan Chief: John MacNeacail of MacNeacail and Scorrybreac

Gaelic Name: MacCoinnich
Motto: Leceo Non Uro (I shine, not burn)
Badge: Stagshorn clubmoss
Lands: Ross and Cromarty, Isle of Lewis
Origin of Name: Gaelic, ‘Son of the fair’
Pipe Music: Caber Féidh
Clan Chief: John Mackenzie, 5th Earl of Cromartie

Gaelic Name: Mac a’ Phearsoin
Motto: Touch not the cat but a glove
Badge: White heather
Lands: Badenoch
Origin of Name: Gaelic, Mac a’ Phearsoin (Son of the Parson)
Pipe Music: MacPherson’s March
Clan Chief: The Hon. Sir William MacPherson

Gaelic Name: MacRath
Motto: Fortitudine (With fortitude)
Badge: Fir club moss
Lands: Beauly and Kintail
Pipe Music: The MacRae’s March
Clan Chief: None, armigerous clan

Gaelic Name: Ullas
Motto: Pro libertate (For liberty)
Badge: Oak
Lands: Ayrshire and Renfrewshire
Origin of Name: From Volcae, a tribe in North Gaul
Clan Chief: Ian Wallace Of That Ilk


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