On Saturday, September 23, the Ottawa Branch of the Pipers’ and Pipe Band Society of Ontario held the Glengarry Cup, writes Karine Mayers, President. The overall winner by piobaireachd preference was Ian K. MacDonald.
New this year, a Piobaireachd contest was held in the afternoon followed by an MSR contest
in the evening. The contest drew a crowd of 100, filling the room at the Army Officers’ Mess, in Ottawa.
1 Alan B. Clark (Lament for Captain MacDougall)
2 Ian K. MacDonald (Craigellachie)
3 Tyler Harris (Desperate Battle)
4 Andrea Boyd (Rout of the Lowland Captain)
5 Scott McIntosh (Battle of Auldearn No. 1)
1 Jacob Dicker
2 Tyler Harris
3 Ian K. MacDonald
4 Daniel Carr
5 Sean McKeown
Judges for both events: E Bush, C MacLellan and B Williamson.
After a very successful event in 2022, the event was once again held to coincide with the
National Police and Peacekeepers Memorial events on Parliament Hill, which brings in police
pipe bands from outside the area.
Gathering these high caliber performers from across the province fills the Branch with pride; it is so wonderful to see these individuals come to our city to compete.
The Ottawa Branch wishes to thank Joan Matthews Khan for her generous contribution to the
2023 Glengarry Cup, in particular of the new piobaireachd event that has been added this year.
Her support made the event possible this year and insured its success as it continues to grow.
The Glengarry Cup has been awarded since the 1980s when it was donated by the
Glengarry Pipe Band. Past winners include Ed Bush, Bruce Gandy, Colin MacLellan, Michael
Grey, Andrew Hayes, Rob Crabtree, Andrea Boyd, Matt MacIsaac and many others.