Canmore is a beautifully situated town nestled at the base of the Rockies - a few kilometres from the entrance to Banff National Park, Alberta and luckily for me, it's only about a 50 minute drive from home.
During our recent Labour Day weekend, they held their 22nd Annual Highland Games.
Big people and little people prepared for the opening ceremony.
Little people danced their hearts out.
Big people threw almighty great cabers around - if it lands at "12 o'clock", you're onto a winner.
And my people made essential purchases - Curly Wurly's are definitely an irresistable favourite British chocolate.
Art and craft stalls selling evocative items...
...and essential metal-ware for any
And approximately 14 Drum and Pipe bands from around Western Canada made the journey to battle one another in competition.
They came from Edmonton and Calgary in Alberta, there was a band from Kamlooops in British Columbia, another from Saskatoon in Saskatchewan and at least one band made it from Winnipeg in Manitoba - now that is long drive!
We spotted the Calgary Police Pipe Band, and my husband recognized one of their drummers, so we gave them an extra cheer.
A lovely, albeit noisy way to spend the afternoon,
as our Alberta summer comes to a close.
Linking to Scenic Sunday and
OurWorld Tuesday. Have a lovely week.