The first Branch event of the fall was a great success, with a large crowd entertained by 22 performances across four Knockout categories. Thomas Bruce was the winner in A Piping. A Drumming was won by Rita DeNobriga, with B Drumming won by Brandon Nadeau, and 40+ Drumming won by Thomas MacKenzie. Congratulations to all competitors!
The next Branch event is on Saturday, October 29th for B Piping and 40+ Piping. Register here!
Annual General Meeting
The evening began with elections for the Branch executive, with the process overseen by Brian Williamson. The Branch executive for 2016-17 is:
President: Jacob Dicker
1st Vice President: Ron Graham
2nd Vice President: Andrea Boyd
Secretary: Ryan Ross
Treasurer: Alric Boota
The Branch extends its sincere thanks to outgoing executive members Neil Bell (Treasurer), and Jim Bush (2nd Vice President), both of whom made great contributions during their years on the committee.
Members present also discussed four motions and one resolution, all of which passed. These have now been passed on to the PPBSO main body for consideration and inclusion in the PPBSO AGM, which takes place on November 12th in Brantford.
A Piping (Two 6/8s)
Judge: Brian Williamson
Finley van de Ven
Some of the evening’s contestants (left to right): Walter McLeish, Brandon Nadeau, Thomas Bruce, Rita DeNobriga, Shahna Summers
A Drumming (Two 6/8s)
Judge: Brendan Kelly
B Drumming (2/4 March)
40+ Drumming (2/4 March)
Full Knockout standings can be found here. These will be updated as the series progresses.
The evening concluded with presentations to 2016 Eastern Ontario Champion Supreme winners. Congratulations to all winners!
The Branch extends its sincere thanks to The Scottish and Irish Store for donating plaques for each Eastern Ontario Champion Supreme winner.