Published: December 28, 2018

The 20 most-read pipes|drums news stories of 2018

World’s 2018 down to one Gr1 Ontario band

Late January 2018 brought the rather sad reality of only one Grade 1 band based in Ontario entering the World Pipe Band Championships, with only the 78th Fraser Highlanders representing the once-mighty piping and drumming province of Canada. With the Toronto Police electing to give the event a pass, the downgrade of the Peel Regional Police, and the Ottawa Police facing challenging times, the lone Ontario band in the top grade would be the 78th Frasers.



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