News and Notices
Monday September 16th, 2013
Tickets for the annual PPBSO Highland Gala are now available on the Niagara Hamilton Branch website.
Wednesday August 14th, 2013
Pipers and Drummers at the Fergus Highland Games on Aug. 10th and 11th honoured Bruce Jones of London Ontario with Amazing Grace. Photo courtesy of John Riddell and Adam Gagnon.
Bruce passed away following the Forest City Celtic Pipe Bands competition at the Glengarry Highland Games in Maxville on Sat. Aug. 3rd. Coming off the field, Bruce was excited by the Band’s performance and commented to band members that he had never played better. Soon after he did not feel well and sought help from nearby Paramedics at the Games. He was immediately rushed to Alexandria Hospital, approximately 20 minutes away; however both paramedics and Hospital staff were unable to revive him.
Thursday August 8th, 2013
Maxville, Ontario was again the site of the Glengarry Highland Games, the crown jewel in the PPBSO’s competitive pipe band season. Fifty five bands in five grades competed for the title of North American Champions, on what was a mainly sunny day, interrupted only briefly by some short-lived showers. A full field of bands playing in front of a packed grandstand and crowded berm on the Maxville fairgrounds is indeed a sight and sound that may not be equaled anywhere in the world.
Monday July 22nd, 2013
The Ontario Highland Games circuit continued its string of great weather this past weekend as the Cambridge Highland games were held under sunny skies, and in front of a large crowd. It was a great day for law-enforcement, as police-sponsored bands picked up the top prize in every grade, except for the premier grade, which was won by the 78th Fraser Highlanders. The 78th now sit tied for 1st place with Peel Regional Police in pursuit of the Champions Supreme title for 2013.
Tuesday July 9th, 2013
Picturesque Kincardine, Ontario on the shores of Lake Huron was the scene of the 4th stop on the 2013 PPBSO outdoor calendar. Beautiful, hot weather greeted the competitors and attendees, making it a most enjoyable day for players and spectators alike.
Friday July 5th, 2013
The Results for the Embro Highland Games have been posted on the ppbso.org website and on the new ppbso.ca site.
Congratulations to all participants!
Thursday June 20th, 2013
The PPBSO’s return to Cobourg after a 14 year hiatus saw Boghall & Bathgate Caledonia, one of the World’s top Grade 1 bands, claim the top prize in the Grade 1 MSR contest. Ottawa Police utilized the new “challenge up” rule to augment their winning Grade 2 medley performance with a very solid showing in the Grade 1 contest.
Tuesday June 11th, 2013
The first competition of the 2013 PPBSO season held on Saturday, June 8 2013 in Georgetown saw Peel Regional Police march off the field first, having claimed 1st place in the flagship Grade 1 medley contest.