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September 28th Knockout Results and Edinburgh Tattoo Film

Knockout Results

The first event of the 2019-20 Knockout Series took place on Saturday, September 28th at the HMCS Bytown Naval Officers’ Mess in downtown Ottawa. Hugh Metcalfe won the piping event (two 6/8s), and Gabriel won the drumming (B 6/8 march).

Joe Kiah judged the drumming events, with piping judged by Ed Bush. Ed also played some great tunes after the contest!

A Piping winner Hugh Metcalfe.

“A” Piping

  1. Hugh Metcalfe

  2. Liam Melville

  3. Sean Burgess

  4. Ross Davison

  5. Olivier Rommelaere

“B” Drumming

  1. Gabriel Benay

  2. Owen Yateman

  3. Megan Grant

Check out the Branch Facebook group for more photos from the evening. Thank you Cindy McGillivray-Ritchie for taking them!

The next Knockout contest (and Branch AGM) will take place on October 26th. Click here to learn more about the Knockout. Series.


Edinburgh Tattoo Film

The Cineplex Odeon Theatre at South Keys in Ottawa will be screening The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo at three times this month (Oct. 6th, 7th, and 10th).

The film “will capture the imagination of our audience in Kaleidoscope. Exploring colour, music and light, the 2019 Tattoo is inspired by the optical invention created by Scottish physicist Sir David Brewster in 1816. Celebrating glorious symmetries through precision-led performances, with the British Army at the fore, military and cultural acts from across the globe will be joined by the iconic Massed Pipes and Drums, Pipers Trail, Tattoo Dance Company and Hjaltibonhoga. Bigger and better than ever before, The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo is an experience for the senses.”

Should you be interested in organizing a group booking, you can do so at a discounted rate by calling this number: 1-800-313-4461 or submitting an email inquiry at Note: groups must have 20+ people to access the special rate.


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