Heavy Events, also referred to as Scottish heavy athletics, have been part of Highland Games for centuries. King Malcolm III of Scotland used the contest to select the strongest men to serve as his personal bodyguards. There are eight traditional events and all show a feat of athleticism, skill and strength. Some of the events you will see at our Games, are as follows:
The 106th Calgary Highland games will host the Canadian Scottish Athletic Federation Canadian Heavy Events Championship, welcoming the top 10 heavy events athletes of the country. As a result, sheaf will not be a contested event as it is not part of the championship.
In addition to the CSAF Canadian Championships, the Calgary Highland Games is pleased to host 3 of Canada's Top Female Heavy Events Athletes. Records are sure to fall!