©Photo  by Lois Siegel
Louis Schryer
4-Time Champion

Centrepointe Theatre

Canadian Grand Masters
Fiddling Championship


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

Trent with Sydney Wilson

Ian Clark

Martine Billette

The Judges

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

Ivan Hicks, Keith Wilson, Mark Sullivan




 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.


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

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