Thursday, February 25, 2016

Happy Anniversary!!!

Happy College of Piping Anniversary to our fabulous Executive Director, Karen Hatcher, on six years at the helm! Thank you for your guidance, hard work, support and vision! Karen is pictured here with Prince Edward Island's Premier, Wade MacLauchlan.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Happy 4 "Monthday" Briar!!

Well, it's hard to believe that we have been new parents for four months already!!  Time flies so quickly and our little Briar is growing so much!  All joking aside, James and Kylie are great parents and we are blessed to get to see their little one on a regular basis and see how much she is changing.  Happy 4 "Monthday" Briar!!

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

The Journal Pioneer - Celtic Connection

Did you know that our piping instructor (and busy new Mom) Kylie MacHattie writes a column in the local newspaper, The Journal Pioneer?  It's always about something interesting and is worth taking a few minutes to read.
If you don't get the local paper, it usually comes out twice a month and you can find it online under the "Living" section.
If you want to check out the February 4th edition, here is a link to the column.
Happy reading!
Celtic Connection Feb 4, 2016

Friday, February 12, 2016

Islander Day, Monday, February 15th

The College will be closed on Monday February 15th for Islander Day.  We hope that those of you who live on PEI will take advantage of the day and spend some time with your family!  No classes will be taught, so it's a great opportunity to spend some time practicing, so that you can impress your instructor at your next class!  Have fun and enjoy your day!  For more information about Islander Day, here is a link to follow!

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Aeroplan Beyond Miles Charitable Pooling Program

The College of Piping is now part of Aeroplan's Charitable Pooling Program, which focuses on supporting organizations and individuals who want to improve the lives of people in their local communities. The charitable pooling option is meant to extend that philosophy to a local level, where charitable community efforts are aimed at enriching and improving community life.  Our Aeroplan account is #787 694 595 and we hope that you will consider donating some of your Aeroplan points to The College of Piping!  We are thrilled to be a part of such a recognized program.  Please share this information with your friends and family…ever point helps!  Here is a link to our profile and once you get onto our page, there is a donate now button.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

The College is Closed Today

Well, Mother Nature has declared that it is still winter here on PEI!  The College will be closed today and all classes and the Grade 5 pipe band practice are cancelled.  Take some time to practice today, so you can impress your instructors next week!

Just remember...Shubenacadie Sam said it would be an early spring...let's keep our fingers crossed!

Friday, February 5, 2016

The College of Piping closing at 1pm

Due to the treacherous road conditions, The College of Piping will be closing at 1 pm today.
Anyone who is out and about, please, drive cautiously and get home safely!

Monday, February 1, 2016

Pipe Band Fundraiser Winners!

The results are in! Congratulations to all of the winners of our annual $2,500 Travel Voucher Raffle. A big THANK YOU goes out to all of our sponsors, and to everyone who supported our pipe bands by purchasing a ticket. The winners are:
* $2,500 Tavel Voucher - Denise O'Hanley
* 1 Night Holman Grand Hotel + $100 dinner voucher ($300 value) - Ian Luddington
* 1 Night Slemon Park Hotel + $50 dinner voucher ($175 value) - Mary Jane Ready
* 1 Night Delta Prince Edward + $75 dinner voucher ($225 value) - Airlie McPhee
* $40 Sobey's Gift Card - Trent Thompson
* New Glasgow Lobster Suppers (dinner for 2 - $80 value) - Haley Clarke
* $25 Prince Edward Aquafarms gift certificate - Mary Jane Ready
* $25 Prince Edward Aquafarms gift certificate - Brett Murphy
* $50 Arsenault's Seafood gift certificate - John Blacquiere
* $50 Murphy's Group or Restaurants gift certificate - Geri-Lynn Ramsay
* Green Gables Golf for 4 ($456 value) - Caitlin Warris
* Eagles Glenn Golf green fees for 2 ($170 value) - Lynn Carr
* Eagles Glenn Golf green fees for 2 ($170 value) - Calvin Gallant
* $100 College of Piping Gift Shop gift certificate - Sue & Mike Waite
* 4 tickets to Highland Storm ($140 value) - Dave Buell
* 4 tickets to Highland Storm ($140 value) - Adam Gravina
Thank you, once again, to everyone for your continued support!