Announcements: Highland on the Rideau, Pipers Rendezvous, and Today’s Youth, Tomorrow’s Heroes!

Highland on the Rideau 2019 Cancelled


The Smith Falls Gordon Pipe Band have decided to cancel the 2019 Highland on the Rideau. Registered competitors will be refunded their registration fee. The announcement was made here http://www.gordonpipeband.com/hotr/

For details please contact the Smith Falls Gordons at manager@gordonpipeband.com

With this latest cancellation the number of Eastern Ontario Champion Supreme events for soloists of all ages is down to

  1. the Kemptville Indoor Games on May 4,

  2. the Kingston Scottish Festival (drummers only) on May 25,

  3. the Glengarry Highland Games on August 2 and 3,

  4. the North Lanark Highland Games on August 24.

Pipers Rendezvous September 27, 28 and 29, 2019


Registration and an Early Bird deposit price of 150$ca per person before May 1st will secure a place at the 2019 Rendezvous at Orford Musique, on the 27, 28 and 29 of September. A minimum of ten participants are required to register and pay the 150$ca deposit by 1st May. The event is self financing as there is no financial support available from Lowland and Borders Piping Society or other agencies this year.  Full refunds will be given if there is insufficient support.

This event is a friendly, inspiring and supportive Canadian Scottish teaching weekend for Scottish small pipes and Border pipes and their music, tutored by tradition bearers to high standards, and passing on tunes and techniques. It is a relaxing and co-operative time in a beautiful place; close to nature yet provided with modern facilities, great food and accommodation.Those attending will be encouraged to participate and have the opportunity to play with others and to perform if they so wish.

To reserve a place at the Pipers Rendezvous 2019 go to www.oddscotland.com/pipers-rendezvous-2019

Today’s Youth, Tomorrow’s Heroes! – June 2, 2019


The Ottawa Caledonian Pipes and Drums Band will be hosting its second annual Youth Highland Competition – Today’s Youth, Tomorrow’s Heroes! It will be held June 2, 2019 on the grounds of the Ottawa Technical Secondary High School 485 Donald Street Ottawa, ON. To register for this event go to  https://www.ottawacaledonian.ca/registration

Visit their website for more details at https://www.ottawacaledonian.ca/event-info or write to them at

2nd Annual Youth Highland Competition – June 2, 2019 Ottawa Technical Secondary High School 485 Donald Street Ottawa, ON

They look forward to seeing you at the Gathering!

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