Ontario Outdoor Contests Circuit Confirmed
The Pipers & Pipe Band Society of Ontario (PPBSO) has nearly finalized its schedule of sanctioned outdoor events for the 2001 season. The list comprises 12 contests, with another possibly being added very soon.
9th – Georgetown, Ontario
16th – Fort Erie, Ontario (Canadian Championships, Champion Supreme)
1st – Embro, Ontario
7th – Kincardine, Ontario
14th – Chatham, Ontario (Champion Supreme)
21st – Cambridge, Ontario (tentative)
28th – Barrie, Ontario (Champion Supreme)
4th – Maxville, Ontario (North American Championships, Champion Supreme)
5th – Montreal, Quebec
11th – Fergus, Ontario (Champion Supreme)
18th – Sarnia, Ontario (Champion Supreme)
25th – Almonte, Ontario
The Fort Erie games have also indicated that prize money for bands and soloists will be raised substantially this year. It is alleged that they will commit and additional $1000 to pipe band events in each grade.
Possibly also on the schedule is the Uxbridge, Ontario, Highland Games on July 29th. It is undetermined whether the PPBSO will be involved with the piping and drumming events at the event.
The event held in Hamilton, Ontario, last year is not scheduled for 2001.
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