Toronto Indoor Games cancelled
The Toronto Indoor Games, scheduled for April 7, has been cancelled due to lack of entries. The event was being organized by the Toronto Branch of the Pipers & Pipe Band Society of Ontario.
The 2006 Toronto Indoor was held with much interest, with more than 100 competitors taking part in the event. The event was the first year of the once-popular contest after more than a decade.
PPBSO Toronto Branch President, Gary Moore cited low entries as the reason, making holding the contest financially risky. The 2007 Toronto Indoor, as with the 2006 event, was to be held on the Easter weekend. “For next year, we will try it again,” he said. “Certainly the weekend it is held will be under review, as will the format – quartette versus mini bands? – and the venue.”
The competition was to be held at Denison Armoury in Downsview, Ontario, in the northern part of Toronto.
In the 1970s, the competition was seen as one of the major events of the year for the Ontario season. The band competition was eagerly anticipated by many, as the top bands would unveil new medleys.
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