September 30, 1999

MacDonald Wins Police Memorial Contest

Ottawa, Ontario – September 25, 1999 – Iain MacDonald of Toronto, Ontario, won both the light music and the piobaireachd events at the third annual Memorial Piping Competition here today.

The event is held each year in conjunction with Canada’s national police memorial weekend, which pays tribute to police officers slain or wounded in the line of duty in a ceremony on Parliament Hill.

Andrew Hayes of Ottawa was second in each event, while Matt MacIsaac of Halifax, Nova Scotia, and Robert Crabtree of Toronto were third in the piobaireachd and light music, respectively.

Also competing were Michael Grey, Toronto, and Andy Rogers, Fredricton, New Brunswick.

Four invited competitors, John Cairns, Andrew Berthoff, Bill Livingstone, and Fraser Clarke were unable to attend due to prior commitments or illness.


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