Hamilton games off again
The Hamilton Highland Games, a Champion Supreme event of the Pipers & Pipe Band Society of Ontario, has been cancelled due to financial problems. The June contest was restarted in 2005 after a hiatus of several years, shutting down in the late 1990s for the same financial reasons.
The contest had been popular with competitors. The 2006 event drew a sizable entry from soloists and bands, and had gained the title “Canadian Championships.”
The 2006 Games had been scheduled to take place on June 23. According to sources, event organizers hope to resume holding the contest in 2008.
After being cancelled in 2006, the Sarnia Highland Games is to resume as a Champion Supreme event on June 16 in Sarnia, Ontario, moving from its previous August time-slot. The Sarnia contest had suffered from a smaller entry due to many Ontario bands focusing on the World Pipe Band Championships.
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