Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Happy National Volunteer Week!

This week is National Volunteer Week and at the College, we are blessed with some of the best volunteers around! As a not-for-profit and a registered charity, volunteers are the very heart of our organization. We are extremely lucky, fortunate and privileged to have a dedicated team of extraordinary people who volunteer their time here. Over the years there have been many, many, many people who have spent time pitching in and helping to make the College what it is today. Young and old work together to help make this place better. From taking personal time to prep the grounds for the Highland Gathering and Highland Storm, to volunteering in the gift shop in the evening during the winter months, mowing the back field and front lawns, to greeting, ticket taking, assisting and serving in the concession stand during Highland Storm, to building the Highland Storm set, to putting the amphitheatre roof on…the list could go on for miles. We are truly blessed with the best volunteers in the world. A huge thank you for all that you do because we wouldn’t be able to do what we do without you! Thank you!

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Tartan Day!

Happy Tartan Day!  May your day be filled with lots of tartan!  

 The Millenium Tartan that our pipe bands wear at the College

Wednesday, April 5, 2017


A huge congratulations to Jane Michael on winning the College of Piping Pipe Band $2500 Travel Voucher Raffle! Piping instructor, Kylie MacHattie and drumming instructor, Chris Coleman present Jane with her voucher. Thank you for your support of our pipe bands! Photo Credit to Sue McGiveron.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Thank You!

Two of Summerside's finest police officers present the cheque on behalf of the PEI Police Association to drumming instructor, Chris Coleman

A huge thank you to the PEI Police Association for their sponsorship of the 2017 Atlantic Canada Piobaireachd Challenge which is in partnership with the College of Piping and Celtic Performing Arts of Canada.  This year the Piobaireachd Challenge takes place on April 29th with the workshop being held on April 30th at the College of Piping and Celtic Performing Arts of Canada in Summerside.  Returning this year is the march contest for Grade 4 and Grade 5 and an MSR contest for Grade 3 to Professional.  You can register for the workshop up until the day of (which is April 30th).  To find the workshop form, please follow this link:  This year we have the legendary Bill Livingstone as our judge and workshop facilitator. We hope to see you for a weekend of great playing and learning!

Monday, April 3, 2017

We Have A Winner!

The Winning Ticket!

The winner of the College of Piping Pipe Band $2500 travel voucher is Jane Michael! A huge thank you to the island hotels and golf course for their generous donations! Please see below for the full list of winners (and sponsors)! Thank you to everyone who purchased a ticket and supported our pipe bands. We really, really, REALLY appreciate the support! Thank you!
Grand Prize of $2500 Travel Voucher: Jane Michael
One night at the Holman Grand Hotel: Dave Buell
One night at the Delta Prince Edward + Breakfast: Carter McBean
Green Fees for two for Andersons Creek Golf Course: Chris Higginbotham
The College of Piping Gift Shop Gift Certificate: Linda Chowen
Highland Storm Tickets for four: Tina Mundy
Highland Storm Tickets for four: Ian LeBlanc
Holman's Ice Cream Parlour Gift Certificate: Nick vanOuwerkerk