Local band takes part in pipe band contest

The 15th an­nual Hanover Indoor Pipe Band contest will be held this Satur­day at the arena complex here – and it could be the last one for that building.

The arena will soon be de­molished.

The solo contests start at 9:45am and the bands will start competitions at 1:30pm.

This year there are 16 bands from as far away as Sudbury and Kings­ton. Other bands are from Fergus, Guelph, Hamilton, Tor­onto, and Forest.

The adjudicators are experi­enced in such competitions internationally and have con­ducted seminars across North American about piping and drumming.

The event is a non profit one, with the competitors re­ceiving cash prizes.

The event is licensed and the organizers are offering Scottish food, in­cluding pies, bridies, and saus­age rolls, plus pizza.

Admission is $5 and child­ren under 12 are free. For more information, call Mike Mackay at 519-364-6846.