- The results for the Georgetown Highland Games are now available at https://t.co/jVztu7xenp. We look forward to seeing everyone at Cobourg.
- The 2016 Rule Book has been released. A summary of the changes can be found at https://t.co/DaEdNIdI4J. #ppbso
- The deadline for submitting solo regrading requests is March 1st, 2016. All appeals must be filed by March 31st, 2016.
- The PPBSO would like to congratulate all of the competitors and organizers for a fantastic contest. #Sherriff2015 #ppbso
- Sherriff Overall Results; 1. Austin Diepenhorst 2. Kevin McLean 3. Ryan Praskovich 4. Tyler Bridge 5. Andrew Hutton #Sherriff2015 #ppbso
- Sherriff MSR Results: 1. Austin Diepenhorst 2. Ryan Praskovich 3. Christian Rhoads 4. Jack Toohey 5. Kevin McLean #Sherriff2015
Tom Brown Cup Awarded Friday November 24th, 2017
This Saturday, November 25th, the Ottawa Branch of the PPBSO will dedicate a new trophy in memory of Tom Brown.
The Pipe Major Tom Brown Memorial Cup, will be presented as part of this month’s Knockout and Branch Awards ceremony. It will be awarded to “The Most Successful Pipe Band, Eastern Ontario – All Grades”. The trophy has been donated by the members of the RCAF Pipes and Drums, Ottawa, with generous support from their alumni. The award features insignia from all six bands that Tom had competed with from Grade Four through Grade One. The inaugural recipient is the Glengarry Pipe Band – Grade Five, under the leadership of Pipe Major Erin Bell and Lead Drummer Jim Bush. The “Tom Brown Cup” will be presented by Tom’s wife Michele, and their daughter Abigail.
In the six months since his passing, Pipe Major/RCAF Tom Brown has been sorely missed, especially by his family and close friends and his loss has been deeply felt in our piping and drumming community. During the recent Remembrance Ceremonies at the National War Memorial Cenotaph in Ottawa, the Massed Pipes and Drums of the RCAF and the Cameron Highlanders played a new quickstep in their march-on set, entitled Pipe Major Tom Brown – RCAF. The Mistress of Ceremonies of the Royal Canadian Legion-organized annual event also made special mention of Tom, noting that he had played “The Lament” on the nationally televised event in five of the previous six years.