Online Knockouts, PPBSO 2020 AGM & 50th Anniversary History Series

Online Knockout Series

Sign up and share your videos for the first event by November 7th





The Ottawa Branch Knockouts have been a staple in the region for decades. In light of COVID-19, this will be hosted online this season.


NEW for 2020-21


Celebrating fifty years! Competing is FREE for Branch members: The 2020-21 season marks the 50th anniversary of the Ottawa Branch. To mark this milestone, participation will be FREE for all Branch members that have paid their membership dues.


Bass and tenor categories are now part of the Knockouts: Following the success of the bass/tenor contest last season, we are including bass/tenor categories in the Knockouts!


Previous Branch event judges from across Eastern Ontario will be judging the events. Distribution will be determined based on entry levels.


Learn more and register





Contribute to the 50th Anniversary History Series





We will be highlighting the history of piping and drumming in our region throughout our 50th year. You can contribute by submitting bios for individuals and organizations! If you are interested in contributing, please write to Graeme Ogilvie at graeme.ogilvie@sympatico.ca.


The following is a list of what we already have.

  • Archie Cairns

  • Allan Quinn

  • Jim Fryer

  • Sam Scott

  • Harry Blair

  • Connie Blaney

  • JT MacKenzie

  • Jack Coghill Sr

  • Bill Gilmour

  • William Stirling

  • Amy Garson

  • Ken Thornton

  • Jack Yourt

  • Ed Bush

  • David Clyde

  • Scott and Carol-Anne Bell

  • Jim Sutherland

  • Ross Brown

  • Nathan McLaren

  • Pat Hayes

  • Bill Williamson

  • Don Killin

  • Roy Drouin

  • Sheila Gilmour

  • Paul Fleming

  • Doug Craig

  • Leslie McCarthy

  • Rae MacCulloch

  • Chris Munroe


Branch AGM


The Ottawa Branch will hold an AGM on November 17th at 7:30pm via Zoom. The meeting will cover:

  • Report on activities since the last AGM

  • Financial update

  • Nomination and election of executive slate for the next year

  • Thinking forward: Report on plans and priorities for the Branch amidst COVID-19.

  • Broader discussion: Action items for the PPBSO main body to consider

To access a link for the Zoom meeting, please register here.


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