Wednesday, May 26, 2010

May 2-4

Another long weekend long gone....
Congrats to James P. for gaining a 2nd and 3rd in the Pro contest at the Victoria Highland Games!
This Games has seen significant improvements over the years and this year was no exception. The attendance picked up dramatically in part to the Games being billed as hosting the World Heavy Events Championships this year. Mega huge guys from around the world throwing and chucking mega huge weights, breaking all sorts of World records...a sight to behold...along with music all day in the Entertainment Tent, the whisky school, high class vendors and of course, the pre-requisite highland dancing, piping and drumming. The two day event has risen as a high profile event within the community and huge recognition goes out to Jim Maxwell for his tireless efforts to gain such ground in so little time.
The Greater Victoria Police Pipe Band was grateful to participate in Saturday's activities. As a non-competing band, this was a great way for most of the members to gain performance experience as well as be part of such a great community effort. Here's a snippet of their performance:


Sunday, May 9, 2010

UPDATED: Livingstone Invitational 2010

The winner of this year's Livingstone Invitational is Bruce Gandy - just like family and a great endorser for JWT Reedmakers.
Check out his winning MSR performance, thanks to pipes|drums and the lovely Andrew Berthoff.
James P. was back for a second year and received 3rd place in the MSR. His MSR performance can be found on the pipes|drums page along with 2nd place MSR winner, Michael Grey.
Congrats to all of the competitors and prize winners!