TO KILT FOR: Heavyweights dominate at Glengarry Highland Games

Published on August 1, 2014
TO KILT FOR: Heavyweights dominate at Glengarry Highland Games

Published on 01 August 2014

Dirk Bishop competes at the Glengarry Highland Games in Maxville on August 1.

Photos by Adam Brazeau

TO KILT FOR: Heavyweights dominate at Glengarry Highland Games

Published on 01 August 2014

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TO KILT FOR: Heavyweights dominate at Glengarry Highland Games

Published on 01 August 2014

Dirk Bishop throws his weight around during the caber toss event. Bishop competed in the masters heavyweight event at the 2014 Glengarry Highland Games.

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TO KILT FOR: Heavyweights dominate at Glengarry Highland Games

Published on 01 August 2014

Athlete Josee Morneau, of Winnipeg, Manitoba, won top spot in the professional womens heavyweight event at the Glengarry Highland Games on Friday. Andre Pommier, owner of Pommier Jewellers in Cornwall, presents Morneau with a congratulatory necklace and pendant.

Photos by Adam Brazeau

TO KILT FOR: Heavyweights dominate at Glengarry Highland Games

Published on 01 August 2014

Athlete James Peppard, of Middleton, Nova Scotia, makes his mark at the Glengarry Highland Games.

Photos by Adam Brazeau

By Adam Brazeau 
CORNWALL, Ontario - The 67th edition of the Glengarry Highland Games is well underway in Maxville.

Dozens of athletes, 200 Celtic dancers, and over 50 pipe bands, both amateur and professional, from around North America are competing at the event this Friday and Saturday.

The focus is on heavyweights at this year's Highland Games.

Roaring with effort, Dirk Bishop, 50, power launched a 28-pound ball across the fairgrounds in front of hundreds of spectators Friday. Before it even landed, the judge's face and the crowd's silence indicated this athletic achievement was a first-ever.

Bishop, a resident of Perth Andover, Nova Scotia, broke his previous national record and world record in the 28-pound 'Weight for Distance' category.

More to come.