©Photo  by Lois Siegel
Louis Schryer
4-Time Champion

Centrepointe Theatre

Canadian Grand Masters
Fiddling Championship

2007

In the late 1980s, the Canadian Grand Masters Fiddling Championship
 was conceived by a group of people
 interested in preserving Canadian Old-Time Fiddling
 and giving recognition to the excellent fiddlers
 found across Canada. The first competition was held in 1990.

  
Photo of Lois by Bill Blackstone

Event Photos
©Photos by Lois Siegel


Grand Master 2007, Louis Schryer
Chapeau, Quebec
Centrepointe Theatre


Chuck Joyce ( 3rd Place), Louis
Schryer (1st Place), Mathew Johnson, (2nd Place)


Al Mazur, President Canadian Grand Masters Fiddling Championship
 Ivan Hicks
 
Ivan Hicks receives a Lifetime Achievement Award
 in recognition and appreciation
 for his outstanding contribution to Old-Time Fiddling

The Contestants


Sarah Romanuck
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan


Cammy Romanuck
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan


Tyler Beckett
Kemble, Ontario


Sydney Wilson
Prince George, British Columbia


Rebecca Smith
Surrey, British Columbia


Kerri Bogle
Shubenacadie, Nova Scotia


Karrnnel Sawitsky
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan


Jacques Mainville
Scoudouc, New Brunswick


Yvon Cuillerier
Saint-Bruno, Quebec


Anthony Rissesco
Halifax, Nova Scotia


Danny Perreault
St. Paul d’Abbotsford, Quebec


Mathew Johnson
Waterdown, Ontario


Melanie Ostash
Brandon, Manitoba


Andre Brunet
L'Epiphanie, Quebec


Katlyn Hustins
Lantz, Nova Scotia


Trent Freeman
Comox, British Columbia


Kellie Tanner
Beaver Bank, Nova Scotia


Alex Randall
Langley, British Columbia


Courtney Hogan
Cornwall, Prince Edward Island


Michel Mallette
Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Quebec


Chuck Joyce
London, Ontario


Germain Leduc
St-Stanislas-de-Kostka, Quebec


Pamela Yakabuskie
Pembroke, Ontario


Louis Schryer
Chapeau, Quebec


Greg Henry
Sombra, Ontario

Roma McMillan Award


Roma McMillan
July 5, 1911- July 4, 2007

Roma taught hundreds of students at the Ottawa Folklore Centre.
In 1988, she won the “Most Entertaining Fiddler” award
 at the Canadian Open Fiddle Contest.


Sam Romijn wins the Roma McMillan Memorial Award
and a scholarship to attend the Canadian Grand Masters Fiddle Camp

Junior Showcase


Sam Romijn
Goderich, Ontario


Sierra Noble
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Performed at the 2010 Winter Olympics
Opening Ceremonies, Vancouver


Aimée Fauteux
Abbotsford, British Columbia


Arthur Ross
Appin, Ontario


Sierra Noble
Performed at the 2010 Winter Olympics
Opening Ceremony, Vancouver


Aimée Fauteux


Trent Bruner
Piano


Trent with Sydney Wilson


Ian Clark
Guitar


Martine Billette
Piano

The Judges


Mark Sullivan (Bowmanville, Ontario),  Keith Wilson (Abbotsford, British Columbia)
Ivan Hicks (
Upper Coverdale, New Brunswick)


Ivan Hicks, Keith Wilson, Mark Sullivan


Mark


Keith


Ivan

 Guest Artist
Calvin Vollrath


Calvin composed five fiddle tunes for the Opening Ceremonies of the 2010 Winter Olympics
 in Vancouver, Canada for the  fiddle segment "Rhythms of the Fall."
He was sitting on a chair with the symphony orchestra playing his fiddle proudly.

Jamboree


Gary Ballagh
Master of Ceremonies

 Midnight Jam at Marshy's Bar and Grill


Alex Randall


Sam Romijn and Sydney Wilson

Music Accessories


Mathew Johnson
with his clothes bag expertly created by his mother


Mel McDougall's Musical Tie


Trent Bruner's Vest

Best Hair


Alex Randall
Langley, British Columbia


Ottawa Rocks


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