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Pipers from Powell River excel at highland gathering competition

Clansman pipe band members participate in Campbell River festival
PROUD PIPER: Ann Snow [right] received an award for finishing first at a competition showcasing Scottish heritage and traditions on Vancouver Island. She placed second and third in two other categories.

Powell River’s Clansman Pipe Band attended Campbell River’s Highland Gathering and Salmon Festival last weekend and soloists placed well in several competitions.

In solo piping, Aiden DeVilliers took first place in the grade three 2/4 march category and second place in grade three 6/8 march.

Steffan DeVilliers came third in grade three 2/4 march category and grade three 6/8 march categories.

Ann Snow took first place in the adult 6/8 march category, second place in adult 2/4 march, and third in adult piobaireachd.

Powell River’s Clansman Pipe Band performed a demonstration Quick March Medley by invitation and also participated in the massed band part of the gathering.

“In all it was a very pleasant gathering,” said Snow, “despite the second massed band being cancelled due to the deluge of rain.”

Normally a three-day event, the soft reopening was scaled down to a one-day event at Nunns Creek Park on Saturday, August 7. In addition to highland dancing demonstrations, heavy games competitions, pipe band demonstrations, solo piping and drumming competitions, and a parade, several cultural and food vendors were on hand.