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Caithness Galas Index



Wick Gala 2006
Wick Town Improvements Association
22 July - 29 July 2006

Saturday 22 July GALA DAY
10.00am Come and join us for coffee in the Assembly Rooms. Fee 1 - entertainment, Bouncy Castle
children's Corner
Floral Art Competition

Hand in entries at Wick Youth Club
Art Exhibition - Wick Youth Club
Opened by Lady Thurso
Exhibition open throughout the week Sat Sun 2.00 - 5.00pm
Mon and Wed 11.00am - 5.00pm
Tues - 11.00am - 8.00pm
Thurs 2.00 - 11.00pm

Gala Walking entrants - Judging at Market Square

Crowning Of Gala Queen at Riverside
Guest speaker Lord Lt Anne Dunnet
Followed by procession of floats

Presentation of Prizes
at Assembly Rooms
Master of ceremonies - Mr Willie Mackay

Fusion Playing At Seaforth Club

Collecting Cans For Wick Gala
To be picked up on Friday 21st July between 6.00  - 8.00pm at Assembly rooms

Sunday 23 July
Trinkie Open Day

Blessing Of the Fleet - Wick Harbour

2.00 - 4.00pm -
Wick Model Yacht Club & Pentland Model Boat Club
Assembly rooms, Wick

2.00 - 4.00pm
Vintage Cars
Assembly Rooms Car Park

Monday 24th July
Gala Bridge Pairs Competition
Seaforth Club

Talk by Nan Bethune - Assembly Rooms
"Caithness Folk the Way We Were"
Tea and biscuits - 1 Child/OAP 50p

Open Pool Tournament
Francis Street Club
entry 5

Tuesday 25th July
Baby Show - Assembly rooms

Whist Drive
Assembly Rooms -Admission 1

Prize Bingo Christmas Lights
Francis Street Club

Wednesday 26th July
Caithness Car Club Auto Test
Wick Airport

New Look Fashion Show
Assembly rooms
Cost 3.50 OAP 2.50
Compere - Jenny Stewart
Wine and shortbread included

Scottish Variety Show
Pipe Band Hall
Admission 3 includes Tea and biscuits

Ladies and Gents Darts
Francis Street Club

Thursday 27th July
Gala Golf competition  - all Day -
Wick Golf Club, Reiss

10.00 - 4.00pm
Caithness Quilters Exhibition
Assembly Rooms
entry 1.50 - inc tea and coffee
Art Exhibition
all pictures to be collected by 2.00pm.  Unsold by 3.00pm
Gala Golf Competition Prize Giving - Golf club

Friday 28th July
Car Treasure Hunt
entry 5 starting from Assembly Rooms

Wick Players
Assembly rooms
3 plays - Tickets 5 from Polteney News, Dempster Street or pay at the door
Last Tango In Polteney
By David Trisram
Profit and Loss
By A wilson and D Grant
Sketches by Junior Players
By E Farquhar and Marnie Brims

Opening Of the "Salt Stores"
Harbour area beside the stores.
Music and entertainment and barbecue

Saturday 29th July
Fayre in Market Square
Live Bands
2.00 - 4.00pm
Wick College Open Fun Day
Pipe Band Parade and highland Dancers
Market Square
Barbecue At riverside
Kippers etc
For the whole Family



Isabelle Fortuna
The Boat Club Of Wick Society
Open Daily Throughout Gala Week 10.00am - 4.00pm
Fish Mart - Herring Film Shows

Collecting Cans For Wick Gala
To be picked up on Friday 21st July between 6.00  - 8.00pm at Assembly rooms

Full programme for the Gala will appear here on Thursday evening 20 July

22 - 29 July
Wick Gala Art Exhibition will once again be held in Wick Youth Club From Sat 22 July until Thursday 27 July.  Items for display to be handed in on 20 July.  Details will be sent to previous exhibitors but new exhibitors should contact Marjory Mackenzie, 19 Smith Terrace, Wick.

Wick Gala Floral Art Competition
Saturday 22 July 2006

1 - Floral Gift for the Queen's 80th birthday
2 - A modern design for an art gallery
Juniors - A Caithness Beastie using fruit or veg or both
Age Groups
6 and under
7 - 10 years
11 - 15 years
Entries to be handed in to the Wick Youth Club, Black Stairs, Wick on Saturday 22 July at 11.00am
Prize winners will be announced on Saturday afternoon at 2.00pm

Wick Gala Art Exhibition 2006
The 2006 Wick Gala Art Exhibition to be held in wick Youth Club will be opened by Viscountess Margaret Thurso on Saturday 22 July at 2.00pm
The Wick Gala Art Exhibition will be open as follows -
Sat 22 July 2.00 - 5.00pm
Sun 23 July 2.00 - 5.00pm
Mon 24 July 11.00 - 5.00pm
Tue 25 July 11.00 - 8.00pm
Wed 26 July 11.00 - 5.00pm
Thur 27 July 11.00 - 2.00pm

Artists can hand in paintings etc for display on 20th July between 2.00pm and 5.00pm

Queens Court
Gala Queen - Chloe Bunch
Attendants - Fiona Pollard, Lisa Wetherburn
Court - Jodu Black, Megan Sutherland, Katie Gunn
Herald - Jaimie Green


Trophy to be awarded for best dressed shop window

Jenny Stewart Trophy for best slogans on floats

Dates for the 2007 Gala
Saturday 21st July - 28th July

Children's Corner
Saturday 22nd July

Assembly rooms
Lego , Playdo
Plasticine.  Bring own materials
Inter Primary Schools Football
Liam Henderson Memirial Fund Tournament
Harmsworh Park
Various stalls and refreshments
Zenwig Puppets
Market Square.
children bring a cushion.  If weather inclement this will move to the Assembly rooms.

Monday 24th July
Pet Show
Assembly Rooms 50p
Children's Cycle Races and Gymkhana

Tuesday 25th July
Children's Fancy Dress
Pipe Band

Wednesday 26th July
Walking Treasure Hunt
Must be accompanied by an adult

Thursday 27th July
Beetle Drive
Assembly Rooms

Saturday 29th July
Mr Boom
Assembly Rooms

Cycle Races At the Riverside For Wick Gala

Wick Gala Gymkhana

Lady Thurso Opened The Art Exhibition For Wick Gala Week
Lady Thurso opened the art exhibition for Wick Gala Week.  The exhibition is on until Thursday at Wick Youth Club.  The exhibition is now in its third year. Lady Thurso recalled her "Weeker" connections from her days at school and earlier art exhibitions from her past.  Many of the works on display are for sale and can be collected at the end of the exhibition. Well worth a look to see what great work local artists produce.

Floral Art and Veggie Beastie Winners In Wick Gala Week
The two competitions were judges on Saturday as part of Wick Gala Week and the winners were on display at the Art exhibition at Wick Youth Club


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