Thanks to students and teaching staff for another outstanding summer camp experience at the University of Regina! We were very fortunate to have SFU's J. Reid Maxwell, and James P. Troy, Ryan MacDonald, Iain MacDonald, and Mike O'Neil. This year, we also had live presentations from Silver Medallist Margaret Dunn and Roddy MacLeod, M.B.E. of Scotland's center of bagpipe tuition and excellence The National Piping Centre.
A diverse group of students included members of: Conservatory Pipe Band (Regina), City of Regina Pipe Band, RCMP Pipes & Drums, Estevan PPCLI Army Cadets, the 96th Highlanders (Saskatoon), the Swift Current Green Braes, Transcona & District (MB), Lord Selkirk RFM (MB), Prairie Thistle Community Youth (MB), the Mount Arrowsmith Pipe Band (BC), Cochrane Pipe Band (AB) and the Wa Wa Shrine Pipes & Drums, Regina.
At the conclusion of the school, several awards were made to outstanding students:
1. The Gordon Findlater Memorial Award (piping) - Emma Woodtke, 96th Highlanders
2. The Gordon Findlater Memorial Award (drumming) - Cyrus Felstrom-Stenka, Conservatory
3. McCallum Bagpipes practice chanter - Gabrielle Mercier, 96th Highlanders
4. McCallum Bagpipes practice chanter - Liam Zimmer, Conservatory
5. McCallum Bagpipes practice chanter - Ian Billet, Conservatory Adult Group
6. McCallum Bagpipes maintenance kit - Carol Peabody, RCMP Pipes & Drums
7. McCallum Bagpipes pipe case - Ian McNichol, Lord Selkirk RFM
8. Fred Morrison Book - Kieran Norberg, Lord Selkirk RFM
9. Terry Tully Book - Braden Norberg, Lord Selkirk RFM
10. J. Reid Maxwell sticks and pad - Fynley Calder-Rasmussen, Conservatory
11. J. Reid Maxwell sticks - Eric McLean, Estevan PPCLI Cadets
12. TyFry Custom Tenor Sticks - Aislyne Stewart, Transcona & District
13. TyFry Custom bass sticks - Cameron Clemence, Conservatory