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UPCOMING EVENTS August 26, 2016Cowal Highland Games – Solo EventsCowal Park, Dunoon

August 27, 2016Cowal Pipe Band ChampionshipCowal Park, Dunoon

August 27, 2016Foothills Highland GamesFoothills Composite High School in Okotoks, Alberta.

August 27, 2016The North Lanark Highland GamesN.L.A.S. Fairgrounds, Almonte, Ontario

September 3, 2016Calgary Highland GamesSpringbank Park

TIP OF THE DAY
Play Piobaireachd. This music, though difficult to play well, will provide you with a complete piping workout, allowing your hands, and stamina to benefit, as well as your consciousness of tuning and expression.
Lionel Tupman, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario