Published: June 30, 2001

Embro Pipers Survive the Heat

Embro, Ontario – June 30, 2001 – The annual Zorra Highland Gathering at Embro, Ontario, was held for a change not on the traditional July 1 Canada Day, but the event attracted perhaps the biggest crowds yet in the young Ontario season. One estimate pegged attendance at upwards of 20,000 paying spectators.

Michael Grey of Dundas, Ontario, continued his torrid 2001 pace by taking the “Piper of the Day” award for best aggregate performances. No Grade 1 or Grade 2 bands attended.

Weather was extremely hot for the area, with temperatures hovering around the 33 degrees Celsius mark.

Professional Piping
Piobaireachd
1st Michael Grey, “Battle of Aldearn, #2”
2nd Andrew Berthoff, Toronto, “The Stewarts’ White Banner”
3rd John MacKenzie, Newmarket, Ontario
Judge: R. Worrall

March
1st Michael Grey
2nd Andrew Berthoff
3rd Rob Crabtree
Judge: R. Worrall

Strathspey & Reel
1st Rob Crabtree
2nd Michael Grey
3rd Andrew Berthoff
Judge: G. Brown

Jig
1st Rob Crabtree
2nd Michael Grey
3rd Andrew Berthoff
Judge: K. Eller

Bands
Grade 3
1st Hamilton Police,
2nd Strathroy Legion
3rd Durham Regional Police

Grade 4
1st Lakeridge
2nd Guelph
3rd St. Thomas

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