January 31, 2006

Toronto Indoor Games to re-start in spring

The Toronto Indoor Games, once one of the highlights of the Ontario season, is to start again after a hiatus of many years, with the event scheduled to take place on April 15 at Denison Armoury in the north Toronto suburb of Downsview.

A full slate of professional and amateur solo events will be held, and Quartet, Drummers’ Fanfare and a “Ceilidh Contest” will also be introduced.

“The Toronto Indoor was for many years the start to the Ontario season,” says Gary Moore, president of the Toronto Branch of the Pipers & Pipe Band Society of Ontario. “It was a way to dust off the cobwebs, try new tunes, new arrangements, and catch up with old friends.”

Moore has made resurrecting the event as a priority in his first year as President of the PPBSO’s Toronto Branch.

Moore confirmed that PPBSO Champion Supreme points will be allocated for prize-winners in the solo events. Requirements for the Quartet contests are still to be finalized, but there will be a combined grades 1 and 2 event and a combined grade 3, 4 and 5 contest.

Moore continues, “For many players [the Toronto Indoor] was the first contest ever. It was an opportunity for instructors to get their students introduced to the competition world. The Toronto Indoor Games is a tradition that needed to be revived as it was felt by countless people to be just as important an activity today as it was 20 years ago.”

Further details on the contest are available from Gary Moore.


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