Alloa Advertiser 2 Sep 1882 p3

Caledonian Games at Galt, Ont

The fourth annual games of the Galt Caledonian Society came off on the 10th August, and were very successful, although the weather was rather unsettled.  The competitions were far above the average and created great interest.  Donald Dinnie, of course, carried everything before him in the heavy weight contests, but the other athletes made good records, as the following abstract of the prize list shows: –

Putting heavy stone, 21 lbs – 1. Donald Dinnie, 37 ft 6 in; 2 Archibald Scott, Brussells, 35 ft 8 in; 3 M Macdonald, Toronto, 32 ft.

Running High Jump 1 A Scott, 5 ft, 5 in; 2 A Watson, Ratho, 5 ft 3 in; 3 M Macdonald 5 ft

Strathspeys and Reels – 1 H Henderson, Alliston; 2 John Monroe Buffalo, 3 Donald Dinnie

Putting light stone -1 Donald Dinnie 45 ft 2 in; 2 A Scott, 41 ft; 3 M Macdonald 40ft 6 in

Throwing heavy hammer – 1 Donald Dinnie 100 ft 3 in; 3 M Macdonald 89 ft 5 in; 3 A Scott 102 ft 3 in

Tossing caber – 1 Donald Dinnie 38 ft 5 in; M Macdonald 36 ft 10 in; 3 T Shields 34 ft 10 in

Reel of Tulloch – 1 John Munroe; 2 H Henderson; 3 Donald Dinnie

Best dressed Highlander – Dr M Michael, Buffalo.

Sword dance 1 H Henderson; 2 John Munroe

Best Piper, march and quicksteps – Smith and Munroe, equal.

Highland Fling – 1 H Henderson; 2 Donald Dinnie

Best pibroch player – G Smith

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