|The 17th Annual|
GEORGE SHERRIFF MEMORIAL INVITATIONAL COMPETITION
About the Event |
Saturday, November 17, 2012
St. Paul's Presbyterian Church
70 James St. S., Hamilton, Ontario
Venu information and directions
Admission: $10 ($5 for students)
with Master of Ceremonies
Willie Morrison (Scotland), Andy Rogers (New Brunswick) and Michael Grey (Ontario).
10 top Grade One Pipers from across Canada and the United States have been
invited to this event:
- Aidan Bowan (Ontario)
- Kirk Brunson (New Hampshire)
- Andrew Donlon (Maryland)
- Callum Harper (Ontario)
- Jamie Kubasiewicz (Manitoba)
- Alexander Schiele (Washington State)
- Sarah Simpson (PEI)
- Joe Stewart (Washington State)
- Nick Theriault (California)
- Dylan Whittemore (Ontario)
6/8 Marches: 10:00 a.m.
Piobaireachd: 12:30 p.m.
March, Strathspey & Reel: 7:30 p.m.
Awards: 10 p.m.
HISTORY OF THE EVENT
On April 21st, 1995 the Ontario piping community lost an ardent supporter and good friend.
coming to Canada in 1947, George resided in Glasgow, where he started
piping with the Boys Brigade. He played with a number of bands in
Scotland. These included the Cabar Feidh, Stewart & Lloyd's and
Clan MacRae Pipe Bands.
After emigrating to Canada he joined the Dofasco Pipe
Band. He later joined the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders of
Canada, under P/M John Wilson, where he rose to the rank of Pipe
Sergeant. He retired from the band in 1967.
George was well known in Ontario as a dedicated
teacher of the pipes and a composer of many pipe tunes. He was a loyal
supporter of the Niagara-Hamilton Branch of the Pipers' & Pipe Band
Society of Ontario.
George will be remembered fondly by his many friends
and pupils. His keen with will be unforgettable to those who knew him.
He was never without a story or wee joke.
George Sherriff's unfailing support of many
generations of young players has helped contribute to the legacy of
successful piping from Ontario. This contest is named in his honour.
We need a great deal of financial support in order to sustain this
prestigious event. Pipe Band Associations, PPBSO Branches, Retailers,
Manufacturers, Highland Games Associations, Pipe Bands and Individual
Donors have all helped make this contest a reality. Once again, we are
asking for your help. All sponsors will be listed in the programme and
on the PPBSO website. In addition, they will get complimentary admission
to the contest. We will give complimentary admission to all members of a
band which contributes $100 or more to the contest.
Bands, organizations, individuals, companies
wishing to sponsor this event may do so by forwarding their donation to
Bob Worrall at 1316 Monmouth Drive, Burlington, Ontario L7P 3J6,
Please make cheques payable to:
The George Sherriff Memorial Invitational