Heavy Events, also known as Highland Games Heavy Events or Scottish Athletics, have been part of Highland Games for centuries.  The Scottish Athletic Heavy Events Competition will take place on the Main Field under the guidelines of the Canadian Scottish Athletic Federation. Male and female athletes will compete in various events that will include the world-famous caber toss along with weights for height and distance. 

At the Kingsville-Essex Highland Games on June 22nd, 2024 there will be eight events:

  9:00am Braemar Stone
  9:30am Open Stone
10:00am Heavy Weight for Distance
10:30am Light Weight for Distance
11:00am Heavy Hammer 
11:30am Light Hammer
12:00pm BREAK
  1:00pm Caber Toss
  2:00pm Weight for Height
  2:30pm AWARDS

Please complete this on-line application form (click to open). You will be contacted once your application is received. Applications are to be completed and returned to the Athletic Director, Celine Gibb at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later than May 25th, 2024.


When you check in to participate for the event on June 22nd, 2024, you will be required to sign a copy of the waiver attached to the application form. This is mandatory and participation will not be permitted without it.