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Wick Gala 2003

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Wick Gala Week Ends With A Bang 4 August
The traditional Riverside Barbecue of Kippers or Hamburgers with Bonfire and Fireworks brought Wick Gala Week to an end on Saturday night just as Thurso was getting going with the fun on the other side of the county.   With a record breaking £7100 collected on the opening night things are looking very good for a final total of fund raising from the week.  A few straggler pictures yet to come from Wick Gala.....

A Few Gala Open Golf Winners 1 August
The ever popular Wick Gala Open Golf was played in excellent conditions from early morning until late evening.   If you are in Caithness next year at Gala time and have the golf clubs handy then why not enter.   The two new fairways are still bedding in but the course was looking in excellent condition this week.  John Hunter announcing the winners for the day paid tribute to the green keeper and his new apprentice for the great state of the course and the greens.

Wick Gala - Fancy Dress Football Match 31 July
The Fire Brigade played the Lifeboat team in a fun football match that ended in a penalty shoot out to decide the winner.  Can anyone say who won in the end?

Wick Gala Braehead Fancy Dress 29 July

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Wick Gala Baby Show 29 July

Wick Gala - Cycle Races At Riverside 29 July

Boys Brigade Float Pictures In Wick Gala - Builder Carries On After Accident 28 July
 New pictures just in from Marc Macdonald of Wick Boys Brigade.  And  The float was built by James Steven and Keith Da Paola with help from some of the boys and friends of Wick BB Company.  The names of the Boys in the group photo are from the left; Alan Coghill, Eddie Beattie, Greg Thomson, John MacDonald, Chris Hartley and Marc MacDonald.  Keith Da Paola unfortunately couldn't come on the float as he had an accident on the morning of the gala.  He fell off a ladder whilst painting the side of the float.  He was taken to hospital by ambulance.  Later in the day, after having 4 stitches in his head, he came back and finished what he was doing.   Well done Keith and hope the head is on the mend.

Three Pigs Nearly Missed The Web Site 28 July
In the rush to get record numbers of pictures on the web site we managed to miss out on this one of three pigs.   Apologies to anyone we did not manage to get a picture of.  In one of the busiest Gala nights ever it was likely someone would be missed.  We processed 480 pictures of the Gala and Halkirk Highland Games yesterday - a record even for us.  And yesterday was a big day on the web site as folk came in to see the pictures pushing visitor numbers higher than ever.   The hit rate has taken off yet again and with only a few days left till the end of the month it looks almost certain Caithness.org will smash through the 6 million hits barrier for one month.  We recently signed up for a new deal to allow us an even higher traffic level as we were almost bursting our traffic limits each month.

Wick Gala 27 July
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Wick Gala 27 July
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Wick Gala 27 July
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Wick Gala 27 July
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Wick Gala
26 July - 2 August

Bin Ends Special Gala Week Offers
Bottle of Old Pulteney £15.99 for Gala Week
Old Pulteney Liqueur £9.99 for Gala Week.

Seaforth Highlanders Club
Sat 26 July 2003
Mike Samms
Sat 2 August 2003
Radio Active

Live Music in Ebenezerís, Wick
Friday 25th
July with After Hours
Gala Week Special Thursday 31st with the Outlanders

Saturday 26 July
10.30am Assembly rooms - coffee morning with entertainment £1
11.00am Assembly Rooms "Mr Boom" - Admission £1.50
7.00pm Riverside - Crowning of Gala Queen
Guest Speaker Mr David Flear, county Convenor
Procession of Floats
9.30pm - Assembly Rooms - Presntation of Prizes

Sunday 27 July
6.30pm Salvation Army Hall - Songs of Praise
Monday 28 July
7.00pm Riverside children's Cycle Races
7.00pm Assembly Rooms - Dog Show - entry fee £1 per class
7.00pm Riverside Gymkhana

Tuesday 29 July
2.30pm - Assembly rooms - Baby Show - entry Fee 50p Admission 50p children 25p
7.00pm Braehead - childrens's Fancy Dress Parade, Pipe Band in attendance
8.00pm - Whist Drive £1

Wednesday 30 July
10.00am - 4.40pm Assembly Rooms - come to see Caithness Quilters quilting and enjoy a cuppa with home bakes - £1
1.30pm Over 50's Fun On the bus - leaving from Assembly Rooms, book your seat by telephone 603507
2.00pm Grizzly Park, Wellington Avenue - Fun Day by Youth Club
6.30pm Caithness Glass Car Park - Auto Tests By Car club
7.00pm - Riversdie - Fancy Dress Football Match - fire Brigade v Lifeboat Crew
7.30pm - Assembly Rooms - Bridge Evening
7.30pm Assembly Rooms - Fun night & auction - cheese and wine (proceeds to Christmas Lights maintenance)

Thursday 31 July
2.00pm - Swimming Pool Fun Day for children
7.00pm airport Criterium Cycle Race round industrial estate.
Senior Race - Royal burgh of wick Centenery Rose Bowl
Junior Race - Wick wheelers Criterium Shield
8.00pm assembly Rooms - Old Time Dancing and Ceilidh for Heart Support Group - Admission £3 tea and sandwiches
Golf final At Reiss

Friday 1 August
2.00pm Riverside fun for juniors up to 12 years
7.00pm Assembly Rooms Car Treasure Hunt - £5 - tea and sandwiches served at finihs
7.30pm - Assembly Rooms - Wick Players present 3 One Act Comedies - Tickets £5 (Conc £4) on sale Polteney News and D R Simpson.

Saturday 2 August
10.00am Assembly rooms coffeee morning
Lego competition - Bring Your Own Lego. Article must be made in Assembly Rooms
children's Cmpetitive Book marks - any materials Age 5 and under, ages 6 - 9 , 10 and over
Pictures made with potatoe prints same age groups
2.00pm Fayre in the Square
8.00pm Riverside Barbeque - Kippers etc
10.00pm Riverside Bonfire and Fireworks

Wick Gala 2002
Wick Gala 2001 Pictures
Children's Fancy Dress 2000