Congratulations to all prize winners at the 2018 North Lanark Highland Games in Almonte! Results are available here.
September 29th – AGM, Knockout and PDQB Info-Session
The Ottawa Branch AGM will be held before the first Knockout on Saturday, September 29th at the HMCS Bytown Naval Officers’ Mess. Items for discussion include elections and motions for the PPBSO AGM this fall. Those present at this meeting will discuss a range of issues related to the management of the Society, including motions from member branches for rule changes to the PPBSO Rule Book.
If you would like to propose changes to the PPBSO Rule Book please forward a proposed motion to firstname.lastname@example.org. Following initial vetting by the Branch executive, draft motions will be discussed and voted on at the Branch AGM and then forwarded to the main PPBSO office if approved.
From the PPBSO main office: “All branch motions for the AGM must go through the PPBSO Board’s Governance Committee for vetting before being submitted to the Board of Directors for approval to appear on the AGM agenda. As in year’s past, the purpose of this vetting and approval isn’t to make a value judgement on the content of the motions themselves, but to provide clarity of wording, amalgamate similar motions from multiple branches, and to confirm consistency with applicable laws and the letters patent (and SLP) of the organization”.
Proposed Rule Book motions must be received by Friday, September 14th.
As announced previously, September 29th will be the first Knockout contest of the 2018-19 series.
As announced previously, the Branch will also host a Piping and Drumming Qualifications Board Info-Session on September 29th, as part of the Ottawa Branch and PPBSO’s efforts to support piping and drumming certification and tuition for both teachers and students in Eastern Ontario. Stay tuned for more details on this!
Julie Fowlis in Kingston! Thursday, October 4th
Julie Fowlis will forever be recognized for singing the theme song to BRAVE, Disney Pixar’s Oscar, Golden Globe and BAFTA winning animated film, set in the highlands of Scotland.
Julie Fowlis is a multi-award winning Gaelic singer nominated as ‘Folk Singer of the Year’ at the 2015 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, and ‘Best Artist’ at the Songlines World Music Awards 2015. She is a warm and engaging performer who has graced stages around the globe, including her live performance at the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games in 2014.
On October 4th, she comes to the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts at Queen’s University in Kingston as part of her North American tour!