Volunteers are needed on June 2nd to finish getting the field ready for the Highland Gathering. Check out the pipe band yard sale and then come help out back! The following tasks need to be completed: putting the half shell up in the back field, tying down the walls in the amphitheatre, putting the back panel on the amphitheatre, putting all the seats in place in the amphitheatre (after the completion of the yard sale), LOTS of whipper snipping in the back field (please bring gloves and equipment if you have them), installing the rest of the boards on the bleachers and over all tidying up in the back field. Please let Jane or Lacey know if you plan on coming. Your continued support is greatly appreciated!
Also on June 2nd, the College Pipe Bands are having a yard sale. The sale starts at 7am. Stop by and browse for fantastic deals and listen to the Grade 3 band as they gear up for their big trip to Scotland in August to compete at the World Pipe Band Championships. The practice starts at 10am. All proceeds from the yard sale will go to the College of Piping Pipe Bands. If you can't make it out to the sale but have items that have been cluttering up your basement, we will gladly accept them!
There is a volunteer orientation on June 6th for all potential Highland Gathering and Highland Storm volunteers. It is at 6:30pm and will be held in the main hall at the College of Piping in Summerside. You will also be able to pick up your very coveted volunteer t-shirt. The Highland Gathering and Highland Storm wouldn't be the successes that they are without your support!
On June 10th, the College of Piping Pipe Bands are holding a "Run to Scotland" running race. It will be comprised of a 5km and a 10km race. The 5km race will take place on the Confederation Trail and is walker friendly. The 10km will take place on the streets and trails of Summerside. Tickets to Highland Storm and the Summerside Highland Gathering go to the top three finishers (male and female). Registration on the day of the race starts at 5pm and the race starts at 6pm. Registration is now open at the College of Piping. Come and support a great cause and enjoy a great race while you're at it!
The end of year recital will take place on June 17th. It will commence at 2pm at the College of Piping amphitheatre in Summerside. Come and watch the talented students of the College of Piping as we celebrate the past year of hard work. Awards will be handed out and the John Deere winning raffle ticket will be drawn. Do not miss out on a fantastic afternoon of entertainment!
As mentioned above, the John Deere lawn tractor raffle will come to a close on June 17th. There are still tickets to be had! If you need a inspection of the lawn tractor before you buy a ticket, it is currently being displayed at the College of Piping. You can even come and sit on it to see how it feels! Tickets are 1 for $10 or 3 for $25. To purchase one, please see any College of Piping dancer or dancing instructor. Tickets can also be purchased at the College of Piping registration desk.
I will leave you now with some great advice from the Doorknob from Alice in Wonderland, "Read the directions and directly you will be directed in the right direction." Now that you have read these dates for the month of June, put them on the calendar so you don't miss any great opportunities or events being offered by the College of Piping!