Happy Easter from the College of Piping and Celtic Performing Arts! May your Easter egg hunts be successful and the Easter Bunny leave you with lots of chocolatey treats. Remember, chocolate is considered to be healthy! Chocolate contains the same health benefits as dark vegetables and dark chocolate contains a large number of antioxidants. Dark chocolate has even more antioxidants than strawberries! If you feel like you have overindulged in your treats, just practice a little bit longer or harder! A reminder that lessons will not be held in Charlottetown this Easter Monday (April 9th) because the church is not open.
Thank you very much to all of you who came out and supported the March ceilidh! A time was had by all! The College of Piping Dancers and Pipe Bands greatly appreciate your support. For photos from the ceilidh, please follow this link: http://www.collegeofpiping.com/photogalleries.php?id=4f7b41413d915. If you attended the ceilidh and have photos from the night, please send them in to the College so that they can be put on the website to be shared with the College of Piping community (please remember that photos will have to be approved before they are put on the website and not all photos may be website quality).
Circle the date of Thursday, April 19th. A Dance Parent committee meeting will be held. It will start at 7pm and will take place in the boardroom at the College of Piping. On the agenda is: Highland Gathering competition sponsorship, end of year party and summer activities. If you're a dance parent, please come out and give your input! Find out what the dance committee has planned for your dancers!
Congratulations to all the College pipers who travelled this past weekend to the Halifax Citadel Mini Meet #3. A contingent of six made the trek and all were very successful. Three of the six won the overall for their respective grades! For results and photos, follow these links: http://www.collegeofpiping.com/competitionresults.php and http://www.collegeofpiping.com/photogalleries.php?id=4f7b41bd323e3. Well done to all of you!
The MacIsaac Kiltmakers were recently featured on Celtic Life's online "Getting to Know You" page. For those of you who don't know who the MacIsaacs are, they are the reason why our College Pipe Bands look so spiffy and polished! The MacIsaacs own and operate a kiltmaking shop in St. Peters, Cape Breton. If you are ever looking for a brand new kilt for piping, drumming or highland dancing, these are the people to see! Not only are they extremely talented but they are also fantastic people. To read the article on the MacIsaacs, please follow this link: http://www.celticlifeintl.com/getting-to-know-you/. To find their lovely website, follow this link: http://www.mackilts.com/.
Congratulations to this week's 50/50 Gold Rush winner! Margaret Blacquiere from Rustico took home a jackpot of $204.00. Not a bad return for a toonie! Proceeds from this draw go to the College of Piping Pipe Bands. Enter now at participating locations for your chance to win!