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Thurso Town Improvements Association
Thurso Gala 2008
2nd - 10th August 2008
See Also Thurso.org


Gala Queen and Court
Gala Queen Laura Gow
1st Attendant Carly Begg
2nd Attendant Kirstine Craig
Flower Girl Erin Britton
Flower Girl Katie Bremner
Page Boy Murray Plowman

Programme   Print Version HERE

Saturday 2nd August
Gala Night MC Bob Johnson from Caithness FM. Guard of Honour Thurso Sea Cadets.
Guest Speaker Councillor Bill Fernie.
5.00pm Childrenís Fancy Dress judging in Sir Johnís Square. Under 5 years to 12 years, entry free
5.45pm Adult Foot Collectors judging, Sir Johnís Square, 13 years and above, entry free
6.30pm Judging of Floats & prize presentation, Traill Street
6.30pm Mina MacKayís Highland Dancers Display in Sir Johnís Square.
7.00pm Gala Queen Ceremony, Sir Johnís Square then the Gala Parade including Caithness Rhythmic Gymnastics and is led by the Caithness Junior & Thurso Pipe Bands.
10.00pm Gala Dance Skinandis, see posters for details.

Sunday 3rd August
2.00pm Baby Show in The Thurso Club, Birth Ė 2years, entry £2 per baby.
6.30pm Car Treasure Hunt, starting in Janet Street & returning to the Janet Street Club for results, entry £5 per car

Monday 4tth August
2. 2.00pm Double Dutch Skipping. Salvation Army Hall. Please bring a skipping rope for warming up exercises. £2
7.30pm Family Bingo in the Royal British Legion, books are usual prices, entry £1

Tuesday 5th August
2.00pm Under 7 years Teddy Bears Picnic & childrenís games in Thurso Club, prizes for best dressed teddies, entry £2
7. 7.30pm Fashion Show in the Royal British Legion, clothes courtesy of Mackays & Hush entry £3

Wednesday 6th August
2.00pm Childrenís Story. Under 5 years. Thurso Club, Janet Street entry £2 per child.
3.00pm Childrenís Story. 5 Ė 7years. Thurso Club, Janet Street entry £2 per child
7.00pm Beach Party, weather permitting, Race of Tasar & Laser Yachts. Hee-Haw Donkeys, Beach competitions.
BBQ, Canoeing, Jet Skiing, Kite Surfing, Surfing & water-skiing Demonstrations.

Thursday 7th August
2.00pm Party at the swimming pool. Under 8 years must be accompanied with an adult, entry £2 per child
3.00pm Party at the swimming pool Over 8 years, entry £2 per child.
7.30pm Whist Drive, Scout Hall Riverside, entry £1.
7. 7.30pm Adults Race Night. Central Hotel.

Friday 8th August
2.00pm Family Treasure Hunt varied starting times starting from the boating pond, courtesy of the Highland Council
Country Rangers
7.30pm Quiz Night in the Thurso Club, £5 per team.

Saturday 9th August
10.00am Coffee Morning in Royal British Legion, Mina MacKayís Highland Dancers display, entry £1
2.00pm The Big Gig with various local bands, Sir Georgeís Park (The Dammies) entry £3.

Sunday 10th August
1 11.00am Car boot Sale £5 per car, Sir Archibald road contact Chamb1511@aol.com.
12-midday Itís A Knockout competition, family fun in the Dammies, Kuk Sool Won Display, car boot sale & a fun dog show.
Extras: Thurso Bowling Club, Gala week pairs competition. Forms: K Boden 31 Heathfield Rd 894635. Names must be in by
Friday 01/08/08 entry £4 per pair. Sea Boat fishing competition 09/08, contact Harpers Fishing Tackle shop for information.
All competitions e.g. colouring, red herring must be returned by midday 8th August
Collecting cans and buckets can be obtained from Don Sinclair & Co Shoe shop Friday 1st August 6pm-8pm,  Saturday 2nd August 12pm-2pm and the 4pm-8pm. www.thurso.org

The Big Gig

It's A Knockout

It's that time of year again when we are recruiting teams for the Thurso Gala 2008, It's a Knock Out Event. Teams of up to six people are being invited to apply to compete in this years competition to be staged at the Dammies, Thurso on Sunday the 10th of August, from midday onwards.

The same three charities will be hosting the event, Thurso Town Improvements, Thurso Football Club, along with ourselves at Scallywags Nursery.

The equipment on the day will consist of a bouncy boxing ring, gladiator joist, bungee run, sumo suits, tug of war and an inflatable assault course finale. We hope to also stage a mini knock out competition for the kids, children's races and a penalty shoot out. Other attractions on the day will be a licensed bar, barbecue, face painting, bouncy castle, Hee Haw donkeys and more to be confirmed.

If your group or your organisation would like to take part in this fun event, please do not hesitate to contact me on 01847 851 841 or via email on mackenzie@inkstack.fsnet.co.uk  Come along and support your local community whilst having a laugh at the same time. Thurso Fire Station took part last year and won £100 for their own charitable fund, you could do the same. I'll looking forward to hearing from you all.

Jacqueline Mackenzie
Scallywags Nursery