Please see the attached document for the results of the Fiddling Contest held at the 2017 Festival du Voyageur.
Patti Kusturok was inducted Sunday, July 31, 2016 into the North American Fiddlers' Hall of Fame. Please see the attached news release for details on this significant accomplishment.
The results of the 48th Annual Manitoba Open are available in the attached file. Please see the slide show for some photos from the event. Congratulations to all the winners.
Thank you to all the contestants, sponsors, volunteers and others who make this event possible.
Thank you Patti Kusturok for emceeing our Championships.
Thank you to Patti Kusturok, Alex Kusturok, and Jeremy Rusu for entertaining us after supper.
Congratulations to Jan Holden with ticket #0510 of Stonewall, MB, winner of our Fiddle Raffle. The draw took place on September 17, 2016 in Portage la Prairie.
Congratulations to: Michael Audette, Brendan Chartrand, Jane Cory, and Simon Reimer.
They represented Manitoba at the Canadian Grand Masters Fiddling Competition in Morinville, AB from August 26 - 28, 2016.
We are proud to have you represent our province!
Please see the attached file for the results of the 41th Annual International Old-Time Fiddle Contest that was held June 11, 2016 at the International Peace Gardens.
World Fiddle Day, aka National Fiddling Day, was held at the St. Norbert Farmers Market on Saturday, May 21st.
The Southglen Fiddlers started their hour long performance by playing "Canada's Fiddling Day Two Step", composed by Kelli Trottier last year, in honour of this day. The Norman Chief Memorial Dancers followed and entertained the crowd accompanied by their band. The crowd enjoyed the music of many of Manitoba's fiddlers at the following Jam Session.
Thank you to the St. Norbert Farmer's Market for helping us celebrate this day!
The annual fiddle fest was held at Meadow Lea Hall with 5 first time competitors and 24 competitors in the other categories. There were 4 sets of Twin Fiddlers. It was a full day for Patti Kusturok, Brian Granger and Garnet Knight judging the competition. Registration started at 11:00am and ran until 1:00pm at which time the competitors had an opportunity to practice with one of the accompanists, Mathieu Reimer or Dorothy Granger.
The first time competitors and the 12 and under were adjudicated after they had played and the Metis Prairie Steppers entertained while the judges put their heads together to choose the gold, silver and bronze medallists. The remaining competed after the steppers and the King family entertained before supper. A roast beef supper was served at 6:00pm with an old time dance that followed with music by The Mark Morisseau Band.
Once again, Mark Morisseau entertained as Celebrity Fiddler and then did a super job of acting as MC for the competition.
A big thank you to all the sponsors and volunteers that made this event successful.
Please see the attached file for the results from the 43rd Annual Royal Fiddlers' Contest held on March 30, 2016 during the Royal Manitoba Winter Fair in Brandon, MB.