#4: Connie Blaney


History Series: Connie (Kippen) Blaney of Maxville, Ontario, was best known for her immeasurable impact on the Glengarry Highland Games, beginning as a competitor to finally in 1991 becoming the President of the Games Committee. She was born in Ottawa but is best known for spending most of her life in Maxville, along with her two sisters and a brother. She grew up in a very musical family; her brother a drummer, one sister a dancer, her mother a singer and her father a piper. So it was not unexpected that Connie would be an accomplished musician herself, with piping coming quite naturally.



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