September 30, 2000

Livingstone Wins Canadian Police Piping Competition

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada – September 23, 2000 – Bill Livingstone of Whitby, Ontario, won the aggregate award at the annual Canadian Police Invitational Professional Piping Competition by winning the Piobaireachd event with a performance of “Lament for the Children.”

Ian K. MacDonald of Aurora, Ontario, won the March, Strathspey, Reel, Hornpipe & Jig event. While aggregate points for the overall prize were tied between Livingstone and MacDonald, the piobaireachd event took precedence.

The competition, now in its fourth year, has become a favourite with competitors and attracts many of North America’s best pipers. The event is held in conjunction with a national day of tribute to police and safety officers who have sacrificed their lives in the line of duty. Proceeds from the competition go to the families left behind by officers killed on the job.

1st Bill Livingstone, “Lament for the Children”
2nd Andrew Hayes, Nepean, Ontario
3rd John Cairns, London, Ontario

Light Music
1st Ian K. MacDonald
2nd James MacHattie, Toronto, Ontario
3rd Andrew Hayes

Both events were judged by Michael Cusack of Houston, Texas, USA. Also competiting were Andrew Berthoff, Toronto, Ontario; Ed Neigh, Wellesley, Ontario; and Andrew Rogers, Fredericton, New Brunswick.


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