Canadian Grand Masters
Fiddling
Championship
2011


Shenkman Arts Centre


Greg Henry, Sarnia, Ontario (3rd Place)

Daniel Gervais
Grand Master 2011
Edmonton, Alberta
(1st Place)

Julie Fitzgerald, Bancroft, Ontario (2nd Place)

Edmonton Journal

Le Franco

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 excellent fiddlers
 from across Canada. The first competition was held in 1990.

  
Photo of Lois by Bill Blackstone

Event Photos
©Photos by Lois Siegel


Gordon Stobbe
Nova Scotia

Master of Ceremonies

The Contestants


Grand Master 2011
Daniel Gervais
Edmonton, Alberta
Daniel is the first Alberta fiddler to win the Canadian Grand Masters


Julie Fitzgerald

Bancroft, Ontario
2nd Place


Greg Henry
Sarnia, Ontario
3rd Place


Karrnnel Sawitsky
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan


Kaitlyn Obedzinski
Winnipeg, Manitoba


Nathan Baker
Regina, Saskatchewan


Alex Randall
Langley, British Columbia


Émilie Chartier
Winnipeg, Manitoba


Jaylee Hebert
Lutes Mountain, New Brunswick


Michael Audette
Lorette, Manitoba


Kerry Fitzgerald
Bancroft, Ontario


Adam LeBlanc
Memramcook, New Brunswick


Sarah Tradewell
Victoria, British Columbia


Paul Dacier
Fassett, Quebec


Eric Provencher
Oshawa, Ontario


Kyle Charron
Barrie, Ontario


Jane Cory
Winnipeg, Manitoba


Billie-Jo Smith
Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta

Deni Stone
Quesnel, British Columbia


Rosanna Burrill
 Upper Musquodoboit, Nova Scotia


Braden Gates
Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta


Dan Mighton
Hanover, Ontario


Paul Lemelin
Sudbury, Ontario


Mathew Johnson
Waterdown, Ontario


Kieran Poile
Whitehorse, Yukon Territory


Dean Bernier
Prince Albert, Saskatchewan


Stéphanie Labbé
Saint-Charles-de-Drummond, Quebec


Eric Ross
Winnipeg, Manitoba


Brianne Bergerud
Edgerton, Alberta

Junior Showcase


Celine Hounjet (15)
Grandora, Saskatchewan


Christine Melanson (17)
Janelle Melanson (13)
Moncton, New Brunswick


Michaela Schlieman Mullan (14)
Ottawa, Ontario

Step Dancing


Janelle Melanson


Kelli Trottier

Accompanists


Martine Billette (Piano)


Jake Charron (Piano and Guitar)


Geoff Horrocks

The Judges


Brian Hebert (Ontario), Kelli Trottier (Ontario), Troy McGillivray (Nova Scotia)

People's Choice Award


Jaylee Hebert


Sponsored by Calvin Vollrath

Audience



 Guest Artists
Ivan and Vivian Hicks


Ivan Hicks



Sussex Avenue Fiddlers
33 years in Existence
Age Range: 9-90 Years-Old
New Brunswick


Geoff Houghton, Steve Bijakowski, Nathan Baker, Darren Jukes

Yamaha SV130 Silent Violin Won by
Nathan Baker


Nathan Baker
Regina Saskatchewan


Darren Jukes,  Geoff Houghton, Billie-Jo Smith, Steve Bijakowski

Yamaha Carbon Fiber Bow Won 
by Billie Jo Smith
Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta

 Midnight Jam at D'Arcy McGee's
Orleans


Sarah Hubbard                          Lise Rheault                    Tony Lambert




Kerry Fitzgerald, Eric Provencher






Kieran Poile, Paul Lemelin, Tom Fitzgerald


Adam Johnson


Kerry Fitzgerald, Dan Mighton


Julie Fitzgerald Bowing


Air Fiddler


Adam Johnson


Rosanna Burrill


Tom Fitzgerald


Meaghan LaGrandeur


Nathan Baker


Émilie Chartier, Jake Charron, Kyle Charron, Karrnnel Sawitsky


Paul Dacier


Jake Charron, Barrie Ontario


Alex Randall, Langley, B.C.
Cathy Sproule, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Nathan Baker, Regina Saskatchewan


Ottawa Rocks


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