Two Fergus events in Top 100 festivals

The Fergus Truck Show and the Scottish Festival and High­land Games were named  one of the Top 100 Ontario Festival 2009.

It was the fifth year in a row for the Truck Show and sixth time overall. It was the eighth year in a row for the Fergus Scottish Fes­tival and Highland Games.

The announcement was at the Ontario Festivals and Events annual conference in Burlington March 4 to 7.

The Top 100 designation was once the Top 50. The best festivals are selected by festival orga­nizers nominating them­selves and meeting a set of criteria. Ontario is host to over 3,000 festivals and events in Ontario each year ranging from one-day street fairs to internation­ally renowned celebrations.

Fergus Truck Show Chief Operations Officer Wayne Bill­ings said, “It is once again such an honour to receive this recognition.

“This … is the direct result of the devotion and dedication of so very many people – co-sponsors; event spon­sors; sponsors; trade show and Show and Shine partici­pants; truck pullers and the spectators.

The 24th annual show will be held July 23 to  26 at the Centre Wellington Sportsplex.

For more information call 519-843-3412 or visit www.­fergus­

The board of directors of the Fergus Scottish Festival and Highland Games thanked their sponsors and the hundreds of enthusiastic community vol­unteers who make the festival possible and congratulated every­one involved on their role in making the achievement of this prestigious award possible.

The Fergus Scottish Festi­val and Highland Games aims to present, promote and pre­serve Scottish culture and will host the 64th festival from Aug. 7 to 9.