Calendar of Events

2016 – 2017 Season

Regular practices are as follows. Any exceptions will be noted in the months below.

  • Beginner Chanter: Tuesdays 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
  • Drumpad and Beginner Tenor: Tuesdays 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Grade V band: Tuesdays 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Location: McDougall United Church, 8516 Athabasca Street S.E.

Monthly Association Meetings are held the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 7 pm at McDougall United Church.

Monthly Executive Meetings are held the 1st Tuesday of every month at 7 pm at McDougall United Church.

JANUARY 2017

  • Tuesday, January 3: First practice of the year.
  • Tuesday, January 17: Association meeting / drill night.

FEBRUARY 2017

  • Tuesday, February 21: Association meeting / drill night.
  • Tuesday, February 28: Practice location TBD.

MARCH 2017

  • Saturday, March 4: Full-day practice. Location TBD.
  • Tuesday, March 21: Association meeting / drill night.

APRIL 2017

  • Tuesday, April 18: Association meeting / drill night.

MAY 2017

JUNE 2017

  • Saturday, June 17: Red Deer Highland Games.
  • Sunday, June 18: Ellerslie Highland Games.
  • Tuesday, June 20: Association meeting / drill night.
  • Date TBD: Early registration for 2017-2018 program year.

JULY 2017

SEPTEMBER 2017

  • Saturday, September 2: Calgary Highland Games.
  • Tuesday, September 26: Registration for 2017-2018 program year.

OCTOBER 2017

  • Tuesday, October 3: First practice of the 2017-2018 season.
  • Tuesday, October 17: Association meeting / drill night.

NOVEMBER 2017

  • Tuesday, November 21: Association meeting / drill night.

DECEMBER 2017

  • Tuesday, January 17: Association meeting / drill night.

2015 – 2016 Season

JANUARY 2016

  • Tuesday, January 5: 1st practice of the new year, regular time/place
  • Saturday, January 9: Tentative – Grade III Band performance, Burns Dinner
  • Saturday, January 16: Grade 3 Band Practice, 11 am – 5 pm – Legion Command, 2020 – 15 Street NW
  • Tuesday, January 19: Association Meeting, 7 pm, McDougall United Church

FEBRUARY 2016

  • Tuesday, February 16: Association Meeting, 7 pm, McDougall United Church

MARCH 2016

  • Saturday, March 5: All band members (chanter, drum pad, grade 5 & 3 bands) – Practice, potluck lunch, Millarville Race Track – 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, March 15: Association Meeting, 7 pm, McDougall United Church

APRIL 2016

  • Tuesday, April 19: Association Meeting, 7 pm, McDougall United Church
  • Saturday, April 30: OLPB Competition (Heritage Christian Academy) and Ceilidh (Polish Canadian Cultural Centre).  Visit www.aspd.ca for competition registration & Ceilidh tickets.  Grade 3 and Grade 5 Bands competing.  Ceilidh – cancelled.

MAY 2016

  • Sunday, May 8: Mother’s Day Pipes & Roses Fundraiser
  • Tuesday, May 17: Association Meeting, 7 pm, McDougall United Church

JUNE 2016

  • Tuesday, June 7: End of year potluck – Sundance Lake
  • Tuesday, June 21: Association Meeting, 7 pm, McDougall United Church
  • Tuesday, June 21: Registration for 2016-2017 program year – 7-9 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 25: Red Deer Highland Games (Grade 5 Band and Grade 3 Band competing)
  • Sunday, June 26: Ellerslie Highland Games (Grade 5 Band competing; Grade 3 Band, not competing)
  • Tuesday, June 28:
    • Grade 3 Band – practice
    • Grade 5 Band pipers and new piper group – 630-730 pipe check
    • Grade 5 Band drummers and drum pad – no practice

JULY 2016

  • July 3-8 and 10-15 – Week 1 & 2:  Piping Hot Summer Drummer (piping/drumming camp), Vernon BC
  • Saturday, July 9-10: Fort Edmonton Highland Games (Grade 5 Band not competing; Grade 3 Band competing)
  • Saturday/Sunday, July 29-30: Glengarry Highland Games, North American Championships (Grade 3 Band competing; Grade 5 Band not competing).  Grade 3 Band leaving Calgary on Wednesday, July 27, returning Monday, August 1.

AUGUST 2016

  • Saturday, August 27:  Foothills Highland Games (Grade 5 Band not competing; Grade 3 Band competing)

SEPTEMBER 2016

  • Saturday, September 3:  Calgary Highland Games (Grade 3 and Grade 5 Bands competing)
  • Sunday, September 4:  Canmore Highland Games (Grade 3 and Grade 5 Bands competing)
  • Tuesday, September 27: Registration for 2016-2017 program year

OCTOBER 2016

  • Tuesday, October 4: First practice of the 2016/2017 season
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