Monday, November 10, 2014

Monday News

The brisk temperatures over the weekend and the smattering of snow on the ground have reminded this blogger that winter is almost here.  It was a chilly couple of days and the winter coat came out of hibernation for another season. Snow and chilly temperatures can only mean one thing...that the Christmas recital is just around the corner!  It's on December 14th, so save the date!

The College of Piping and Celtic Performing Arts of Canada had some sad news today.  The Honourable Archie Johnstone C.D., passed away this past weekend.  He was a proud supporter of The College and was a familiar face in the Highland Storm crowd and at the Highland Gathering.  To read his obituary, please follow this link: http://www.inmemoriam.ca/view-announcement-459558-hon-archie-johnstone-c-d.html.  On behalf of the College of Piping and Celtic Performing Arts of Canada, we would like to send our condolences to his family and friends.


Please do not forget that there are no classes or Grade 5 band practice tomorrow (November 11th) as The College is closed for Remembrance Day.  Please use this time to take in service in your community and remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for their country. 



Round three of the Aviva Community Fund starts today and we need your help!  Although we had more votes in Round Two than we did in Round One, we did not receive enough votes to automatically advance to the Semi-Finals.  WE HAVE ANOTHER CHANCE AND NEED YOUR HELP.  If we successfully increase our votes through Round 3 – which runs from today through to November 24, we could advance.  The longest part of this process is going on-line and registering with AVIVA Community Fund.  From there, you can save our “idea” and easily go in each day and vote.  Voting each day, from as many unique e-mail addresses that you have, is the key.  AVIVA Community Fund is awarding winning “ideas” with the funds to proceed with fulfilling dreams.  Stage 1 of our dreams – a new roof, sides and seating in our aging theatre.  To assist in our project – voting starts in just under an hour, please proceed to the following page if you are already registered: https://www.avivacommunityfund.org/ideas/acf19453.  If you need to register, this link will take you to the registration page:  https://www.avivacommunityfund.org/users/registration/login. PLEASE HELP!!  Thank you for your time and continued support!!!!