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Wick Gala 2008
26 July - 2 August 2008

Annual Gala Art Exhibition will be held in the Youth Club. Doors open at 2.00pm on 19th July.
Exhibition ends 2.00pm 24th July

Saturday 26 July

Assembly Rooms
Coffee Morning

Entertainment - Majorettes, Highland Dancing, Mini Talent Show, Baking Stall, Rafffle, Floral Arrangements welcome to compete for beautiful Crystal Trophy.

10.00am - 2.00pm
Harmsworth Park
Liam Henderson Memorial Primary School Football

Gala Walking entrants in Market Square
Judging At Riverside Rose Gardens
Crowning Of Gala Queen
Guest Speaker Jamie Stone MSP
Followed By Procession of floats

Presenting of Prizes at Assembly Rooms
Master of ceremonies Willie Mackay MBE
Hot Sausage Rolls, pies, crisps juice on sale from the kitchen

Sunday 27th July
Wick Harbour
Blessing of the fleet by Mr John Flett of the Salvation Army
Mackays Hotel
Cinema For Thurso Group Presents "The Big Gig" Film and Music Festival
Doors Open 6.00pm for feature at 6.30pm
"Monster of the ID" (cert 12)
Children 1.50 Adults 3

Monday 28th July
2pm Children's Pet Show, Assembly Rooms- entry 50p
7pm Children's Cycle Races and Gymkhana at Riverside.
7.30pm Wick Players, Assembly Rooms- admission 5

Tuesday 29th July
2pm Baby Show, Assembly Rooms- admission 50p, raffle.
2-5pm Badminton in High School Games Hall, registration 1.30pm. Under 13, Under 15, Singles and Doubles, partners sorted on day, contact Patti Coghill, Upper Dunbar Street, Wick.
7pm Childrens Fancy Dress at Braehead followed by disco in Assembly Rooms- games, lucky dip, chocolate fountain- children free, accompanying adults 1
7.30pm Whist Drive, Assembly Rooms, admission 1, raffle/ refreshments.
8pm Darts, Francis Street Club, Colin Perry Memorial Cup, Open Gents Pairs (early round round robin format) 6 pair. Alice Coghill Memorial Trophy, Open ladies Darts 3, All money returned.

Wednesday 30th July
2pm Children's Walking Treasure Hunt with Caithness Ranger Service at Riverside..
7pm Dog Show, Assembly Rooms.
7.30pm Pampered Chefs "Can't Cook Won't Cook" Family Centre, Lower Pulteny, admission 3, including wine & food tasting.
8pm Concert, Pipe Band Hall, admission 5, OAPs 3, Coffee, Tea and biscuits included.

Thursday 31st July
Gala Golf Competition all day at Reiss.
10am - 4pm Caithness Quilting Exhibition in Assembly Rooms. WRI will provide teas & home baking, admission 2.
1pm to 4pm Barbeque on Reiss Beach, Children must be accompanied by an adult, bring along your buckets and spades- prize for best sandcastle. Hee Haw Donkeys (weather permitting)
7pm Deal or No Deal - Assembly Rooms, top prize 250, contestants choosen at random from audience- admission 3, OAPs 2 - Licensed Bar.
7pm Countryside Rangers's South Head Walk, meet Wick Harbour Mart.
9pm Gala Golf Competition Prize Giving: Gala Queen in attendance.

Friday 1st August
2pm Teddy Bears Picnic: find a teddy bear and have a picnic. Meet at Swing Park, Riverside, entry 50p
7.30pm Concert in Assembly Rooms with Addie Harper and Guests. Master of Ceremonies: Eric Farquar- admission 5, conc 3, includes supper, raffle and refreshments.
8pm Quiz Night at Nethercliffe Hotel- all welcome.

Saturday 2nd August
12md to 4pm Fun for all the Family at Riverside, admission free: Mini Sports Event- children under 14 years- featuring three legged race, sack race, egg & spoon (bring your own egg), Mums versus Dads and many more activities including Stall. Tossing the Haggis, Find the Nail in the Bale, Children's face painting, Raffle with great prizes, and refreshments on sale. Come along for a fun filled afternoon. Hee Haw Donkeys - live music.
8pm Barbeque at Riverside.
10pm Watch the Musical Fireworks Display whilst enjoying a tastey kipper. Hot Dogs, crisps and soft drinks all on sale from newly refurbished Boating Shed.

Wick Gala Queen
Anne Hart
Ailsa Cowie & Madison Innes
Chloe Coghill, Morven Coghill, Briony Munro, Kaitlin Campbell
Ross Gunn



The Association take this opportunity to thank all the shopkeepers and tradespeople of Wick who so generously donated prizes. Our thanks also go to you, the public, for your continued support and never ending generosity.

Collecting Tins
Collecting tins to be picked up from Assembly Rooms on Friday 25th July between 6.00 - 8.00am

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