Friday, November 7, 2014

Friday News

November 11th is a day of thought, reflection, gratitude, honour and most of all, remembrance.  We observe this day as a nation and it is something that unites our country.  We hear of the stories from the past and of the present and of the sacrifices made.  We pause and we reflect.  On Tuesday, November 11th, The College will be closed.  No classes will be held and the Grade 5 band practice will not take place.  Please use this time to take in service in your community and remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for their country.  

Can you believe it?!  Christmas is just over 50 days away?  Where did time go?  It feels like just yesterday that Highland Storm was on the stage and our bands were headed off to Scotland.  Time really waits for no man.  If the thought of sugar plums (what are those anyways?!), holiday decorations and Christmas baking have your stomach knot up in a big ball of stress, we can help! The College has tons of great gift giving ideas for the various people in your life.

If you want to start the holidays nice and relaxed, why not purchase a ticket for a Christmas getaway?!  You could surprise your loved one with a romantic weekend in Charlottetown and all for a great cause!  By purchasing a ticket you are supporting The College of Piping Highland Dancers Trip to the 2015 ScotDance Canada Championship Series in London, Ontario.  The prize includes: one night accommodation at the Rodd Charlottetown Hotel; breakfast for 2 at the Rod Charlottetown Hotel and a $50 gift certificate for one of the Murphy Group restaurants.  Tickets: 1 for $5.00 or 3 for $10.00.  The draw date is December 14, 2014.  Contact our Highland Dance Instructor, Kearsney Smith at for more information!

For the Robbie Burns enthusiast in your life, why not purchase a ticket to our Robbie Burns Fundraising Gala?!  A Robbie Burns Fundraising Gala is being planned for Saturday, January 24, 2015.  The reception will begin at 6:30 pm with a traditional Robbie Burns Roast Beef Dinner at 7:00 pm.  Entertainment will be provided by the faculty and students of The College of Piping. Tickets are $100.00 per person with a $75.00 tax receipt.  A table of 8 will be $800.00.  There is limited seating available so get your tickets early. Last year, the event sold out.  Do not be disappointed!!!  A complimentary shuttle service from Charlottetown to Summerside and return is available.  This is the main fundraiser for The College of Piping so your support is appreciated to help us get through the year.  As a non-profit organization, we are always looking for new and creative ways to raise the funds that will enable us to continue to provide educational programs, encourage students to learn and grow in their disciplines, and offer continued growth in the Celtic Performing Arts.