Georgetown opens Ontario outdoor season
As has become tradition, the first outdoor competition of 2007 on the Pipers & Pipe Band Society of Ontario‘s schedule will take place on Saturday, June 9, in Georgetown, about 80 kilometres west of Toronto.
Georgetown is the first of the PPBSO’s 11 sanctioned Highland games for the year, and a full slate of solo and band competitions will be on offer. All of Ontario’s four Grade 1 bands – the Peel Regional Police, the Scottish Lion-78th Fraser Highlanders, the Toronto Police and the Windsor Police – are entered, and a total of 32 bands will compete.
Approximately 150 solo competitors, including 12 in the Professional Piping category, have entered for the morning competitions.
Not having “Champion Supreme” status, Georgetown is one of the smaller Ontario events, but it is seen by many as one of the more successful and family-friendly Highland games of the year with a park well suited to containing a minor contest.
The weather forecast for the day is sunny with a high of 23 degrees.
Stay tuned to pipes|drums for results from Georgetown as they become available.
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