Glengarry News, 29 May 1896, page 3

Caledonian Games at Williamstown

The village of Williamstown was enfete on Monday, the occasion being the holding of grand Caledonian Games, under the auspices of Glengarry Camp no 162, Sons of Scotland.  The attendance was large considering the numerous events that were taking place in other places, and much credit is due the Sons of Scotland for the excellent way in which the sports and concert were carried out.  The following is a list of the sports and the different winners in each event:-

Throwing 12 lb hammer, amateur – 1st WJ McDonald, 113 ft 7 in; 2nd A McDonald 104 ft 4 in.

Putting 16 lb shot- professional – 1st RJ McDonald, 39 ft 1 in, 2nd AJ McDonald, 35 ft 9 in

Putting 14 lb shot – amateur – 1st A McDonald 41 ft 7 in; 2nd WJ McDonald, 36 ft 6 in

Throwing 36 lb weight – professional – 1 L Merpaw 20 ft 3 in, 2nd AJ McDonald 26 ft

Bag-pipe competition, open to all – 1st D McInnis, 2nd Ferguson, 3rd F Riddel

100 yds dash – amateur – 1st HP McDonald, 2nd JJ Watson

Highland Fling in costume, open to all – 1st Ferguson, 2nd F Riddel

Sword dance for boys and girls in costume – 1st Miss Georgie McConnel, 2nd H Niven

Running Broad Jump, amateur – 1st HP McDonald, 19 ft 1 ½ in, 2nd R McLennan 18 ft 4 ½

Running hop, step and jump amateur – 1st HP McDonald 39 ft 4 in; 2nd R McLennan 29 ft 4 in

Sword dance in costume, open to all – 1st F Riddel, 2nd McKewin

Highland fling for boys and girls in costume – 1st HA Niven, 2nd Miss Georgie McConnel

Bicycle race, one mile, amateur open – 1st Halladay 2nd A Cameron

Running high jump, amateur – 1st R McLennan 5 ft 2 in, 2nd A McDonald, 5 ft

Bicycle race, three miles, amateur open – 1st Carman, 2nd A Cameron

Half mile race, amateur open -1st JJ Wason, 2nd H Christie

Bicycle race, five miles, amateur open – 1st Carman, 2nd Cameron

Tug of War, between Ossians Camp, Martintown, and Glengarry Camp, for a silver cup presented by Major RR McLennan MP, won by Glengarry Camp no 162

The concert given in the evening in St Andrew’s Hall, was a decided success, the hall being filled to the doors by a most enthusiastic and appreciative audience who listened with marked attention to Mr Harold Jarvis of Detroit, and to Miss Agnes Dunlop of Hamilton, who on several occasions had to respond to an encore, also Prof FW Norman, of Montreal, who took the hall by storm by his clever dancing.

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