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Waimate’s Victoria Park will host the 139th Caledonian Games on Saturday with organisers hoping for the fine weather and a repeat of last year’s success.

The event will open at 9am and competition begins at 9.30am with the children’s athletics and the ever-popular gumboot throw.

The piping and highland dancing events will bring a Celtic touch to the day at 10am while the roadster, junior and senior cycling events start at 10.30am, as well as the speed skating, with grades for all ages.

There will be a 5km road running race at noon and the senior athletics events will commence at 1pm, followed by the tossing of the caber and heavy ball throw.

Waimate Caledonian Society secretary-treasurer Bernie Blackgrove said the day would be full of family fun and, should the weather disappoint, sports will be postponed until Sunday.

Admission to the park will be $5 per person, with children under 14 and cars free.

“Come and enjoy a day out in the sun, hopefully, and enjoy a day full of entertainment and exciting competition.” Mr Blackgrove said.

There will be a food van, coffee car and shop on the grounds, as well as a $100 note raffle.

PHOTO: CAROL EDWARDS – Oamaru’s Regan Holland (15) during last year’s Caledonian Games.