Canadian Grand Masters
Fiddling
Competition
2018

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Awards

Grand Masters Champions




Jane Cory Grand Master 2018
1st Place
Winnipeg, MB


Ethan Harty
2nd Place
Strome, AB


Kyle Burghout
3rd Place
Ottawa, ON
Sponsored by the Barrhaven Fiddleheads
Presented by Ron Bourque

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

   
Photo of Lois by Bill Blackstone
Events
Photos by Lois Siegel

Lifetime Achievement Award

Scott Woods
Fergus, ON
in recognition and appreciation
 for his outstanding contribution to
Old-Time Fiddling
2018

Carolyn Woods, Piano
Scott's Mother

People's Choice Award


Duncan McDougall
Uxbridge, ON
Sponsored by Calvin Vollrath

Waltz with the
Best Old-Time "Feel"

Ethan Harty
Strome, AB
Sponsored by Ann Allen, wife of fiddler
 Ward Allen
 1922-1965

President
Grand Masters Fiddling Association


Cathy Sproule

Contestants


Michael  Burnyeat - 4th Place


Emma March - 5th Place


Paul Lemelin - 6th Place


Raymond Knorr - 7th place


Lia Gronberg - 8th place


Janelle Melanson - 9th Place


Alanna Jenish - 10th Place


Danny Perreault - 11th Place

Junior Showcase


Lucas Candelino, Barrie, ON


Shade Clark, Vegreville, AB




Anna Smilek, Waterloo, ON

Presentations


Louis Schryer, Scott Woods, Cathy Sproule


Jane Cory, Cathy Sproule


Ethan Harty, Randy Foster


Kyle Burghout, Ron Bourque


Michael  Burnyeat, Calvin Vollrath


Emma March, Calvin Vollrath


Paul Lemelin, Calvin Vollrath


Raymond, Knorr, Calvin Vollrath


Lia Gronberg, Calvin Vollrath


Janelle Melanson, Calvin Vollrath


Alanna Jenish, Calvin Vollrath


Danny Perreault, Calvin Vollrath

 Special Memorial Feature

During the Grand Masters Ceremony, it was announced
that Ned Landry had just died, August 25, 2018. He was 97.
Landry was made a Member of the Order of Canada in 1991


Calvin Vollrath,  Louis Schryer, Ivan Hicks
performed
The Ontario Swing in his honor.


Ivan Hicks

Accompanists


 Trent Bruner
Piano
Norway


Melika Lemelin Piano
with her son Paul-Jacob
Sudbury, ON  


Calvin Vollrath
 Guitar
St. Paul,
AB


Ben Knorr
Guitar
Regina, SK


Colleen Jenish

The Judges


Daniel Gervais, Mark Sullivan, Brian Hebert


Top Row: Al Mazur, Bonita Leblanc, Mel McDougall
Geoff Horrocks, Peer Norgaard, Jim Hunter Lois Siegel



Jamboree





Backstage


Kyle Burghout
Ottawa, ON


Dennis Harrington
Renfrew, ON


Janelle Melanson
Moncton, NB
 Raymond Knorr
 Regina, SK

Friday Night Reception


 Trent Bruner
Piano


Mathieu Reimer, Lorrette, MB


Felix Huot - Paul Lemelin's Banjo Player


Robin Comins Unger


Christine Keenan


Bill Smith


Fiddler Andrew Richmond, Tamworth, ON


Mel MacDougall
Former Canadian Grand Masters Director


Fabien Lefebvre


Bea LeBlanc - Grant, Harry Grant


Aylene Gracie, Treasurer
Canadian Grand Masters Fiddling Association


Paul Lemelin
Sudbury, ON


Emma March
Pembroke, ON


Michael Burnyeat
Vancouver, BC


  Eleanor Foster, Graham Sheppard
Quilt as Fundraiser for CGMFA
 Sponsored by Randy and Eleanor Foster


Mary Lynn Wood, Ron Bourque
Ottawa


Bruce & Kay Armitage, Dennis Alexander


 Vivian Hicks, Tom Kishbaugh, Judy Kishbaugh
Ivan Hicks

Ron Bourque, Dennis Harrington, Bruce Armitage
Dennis Alexander


Mary Lynn Wood

Front Desk


Lorraine Bussiere and Robert Vallee
 Support Staff Back Stage


Paul Lemelin, Sandy Schlieman
 Canadian Grand Masters Secretary


Bill Kereluk
Former Director
Canadian Grand Masters Fiddling Association

 Midnight Party & Jam Session
Mexicali Rosa's
Orleans


Booker Blakley
Saskatoon, SK


                 Drew Blakley
                  Saskatoon, SK


Mathieu Reimer
Lorette, MB


Colleen Jenish
Oshawa, ON


Colleen Jenish, Booker Blakley, Emma March


Alanna Jenish
Oshawa, ON


Emma March, Janelle Melanson, Alanna Jenish


Sylvie Reimer
Lorette, MB
Veronique Demers
Winnipeg, MB


Mark Sullivan,     Courtney Drew,    Ben Knorr


Quin Etheridge-Pedden, Landzville, BC
Michael Burnyeat, Vancouver, BC


Sylvie and Mathieu Reimer
 Lorette, MB,
Aylene Gracie


Drew and Booker Blakley
Saskatoon, SK


Rodney and Drew Blakley
Saskatoon, SK


Michele Amy


Ryan D'Aoust


Caitlin Baker
Grand Rapids, MB



Drew, Rodney, Booker Blakley
Saskatoon, SK


Ethan Harty, Emma March, Raymond Knorr,
Will March, Janelle Melanson

                 Booker Blakley, Trent Bruner                    


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Ottawa, ON



             


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