Specific-ish details about the governing body for Scottish Athletics in Alberta.
The Alberta Scottish Athletic Association is a non-profit society
for those athletes in and around Alberta who have shown a more dedicated
interest in Scottish Heavy Athletics and the promotion of the Games.
The Alberta Scottish Athletic Association was officially formed in
1998 when we noticed that we were getting a good core of athletes travelling to
the relatively few Highland Games that take place around Alberta.
As the level of the athletes around Alberta increased, the
possibility of records being set and broken increased. To facilitate this,
official weights and implements needed to be used and maintained. This also
helped protect the athletes from using sub-standard equipment at some of the
games, by having official (and hence safer) equipment to use. As well, by
having the individual highland gatherings pay a nominal fee to assist in
transport of equipment, as well as subsidizing some of the athletes who had to
travel for hours to get to a games, the gathering was freed of the
responsibility of running the Heavy Events, as we would judge, announce and
cleanup the events area.
This is a list of the lovely people who are helping to keep up
the level of the Heavy Events here in Alberta: