Peer Norgaard, President - Canadian Grand Masters Fiddling Association (left)
Bruce Armitage (right)
Grand Master 2009
Julie Fitzgerald
Bancroft, Ontario

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

 Julie Fitzgerald
1st Place

 2nd Place André Brunet

3rd Place Patrick Wieler

André Brunet (2nd Place), Grand Master 2009 Julie Fitzgerald, Patrick Wieler (3rd Place)

Gordon Stobbe received a Lifetime Achievement Award
in recognition and appreciation
 for his outstanding contribution to Old-Time Fiddling

Presentation to Marg Coté
Executive Board Member

The Contestants

Grand Master 2009
Julie Fitzgerald
Bancroft, Ontario

André Brunet
L'Epiphanie, Quebec
2nd Place

Patrick Wieler
Brampton, Ontario
3rd Place

Mathew Johnson
Waterdown, Ontario

Kyle Charron
Barrie, Ontario

Trent Freeman
Comox, British Columbia

Troy MacGillivray
Lanark, Nova Scotia


Stéphanie Lépine
Lanaudiere, Quebec

Karrnnel Sawitsky
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Rosanna Burrill
Upper Musquodoboit, Nova Scotia

Aimée Fauteux
Abbotsford, British Columbia

Adam LeBlanc
Memramcook, New Brunswick

Alex Randall
Langley, British Columbia

Kathleen Gorey-McSorley
Fredericton, New Brunswick

Braden Gates
Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta

Dan Mighton

Hanover, Ontario

Danny Perreault
Granby, Quebec

 Yvon Cuillerier
Saint-Bruno, Quebec

Michael Audette
Lorette, Manitoba

Forest Borch
New Sarepta, Alberta

Alex Lamoureux
Comox, British Columbia

Anthony Rissesco
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Junior Showcase

Emily Yarascavitch
Oshawa, Ontario

Jake Charron and Emily Yarascavitch

Cassie Anne MacDonald
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Maggie Jane MacDonald

Maggie Jane and Cassie
Straw Beaters

Scherene Auchterlonie
Courtnay, British Columbia

Kieran Poile
Whitehorse, Yukon Territory

Kieran with his brother Graeme  (Guitar)

Peer Norgaard, President - Canadian Grand Masters Fiddling Association
Emily Yarascavitch, Cassie Anne MacDonald, Scherene Auchterlonie, Kieran Poile

Friday Night Reception
Travelodge Hotel

Cassie Anne MacDonald

Step Dancer Cassie Anne MacDonald
Rosanna Burrill
Troy MacGillivray

Step Dancer Julie Fitzgerald
Patrick Wieler, Dan Mighton, Mathew Johnson, Kyle Charron, Martine Billette (piano)

Martine Billette (piano)

The Judges

Calvin Vollrath (Alberta), Jacquelin Guerette (Quebec), Gordon Stobbe (Nova Scotia)

Warm-up and Preparations

Brian Hebert

Facing: Jake Charron
(piano), Dan Mighton (Fiddle), Paul Lemelin (Guitar)    
Back: Brian Hebert (Guitar)


Peer Norgaard, President - Canadian Grand Masters Fiddling Association

Joel Lamoureux ( British Columbia)
Master of Ceremonies

 Guest Artists
South Mountain

Steve Piticco (Vocals & Guitar), Jay Riehl (Drums &Vocals), Kurk Bernard (Bass & Vocals), Don Reed (Fiddle)

Don Reed

Jay Riehl

Steve Piticco

Kurk Bernard

Jay Riehl

Yamaha Fiddle Won by Dan Mighton

Yamaha Bow Won by Trent Freeman


Troy MacGillivray and Julie Fitzgerald

 Midnight Jam at Marshy's Bar and Grill

Robin Comins Unger and Christine Keenan

Marlee Gates

Scherene Auchterlonie

Peter Dawson

Meaghan LaGrandeur

Skip Gorman and Kimberley Holmes

Ottawa Rocks

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