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Congratulations to all of the 2017 CGM Valleyfield Winners!

The Canadian Grand Masters Fiddling Association (CGMFA) / L’Association canadienne des grands maîtres violoneux (ACGMV) hosts its annual Canadian Grand Masters Competition at the end of August each year where approximately 30 of the best fiddlers from all across Canada compete for the title of Canadian Grand Masters Fiddling Champion.
Congratulations to the Canadian Grand Masters Winners who competed in Valleyfield, Quebec August 26, 2017.

Aynsley Porchak (CGM Quebec)

Aynsley Porchak (CGM Quebec)

2017
Aynsley Porchak

Woodstock, Ontario

1st Place – 2015 GMFC in Nashville, Tennessee

 

 

Daniel Gervais (CGM Alberta)

Daniel Gervais (CGM Alberta)

2016
Daniel Gervais

Edmonton, Alberta

*Record: 1st and 2nd Alberta fiddler;
2nd & 3rd Western Canadian fiddler;
4th fiddler outside Ontario to win the CGM

© Lois Siegel

 

Greg Henry (CGM Moncton)

Greg Henry (CGM Moncton)

2015
Greg Henry

Corunna, Ontario

2nd Competition to be held outside of Ottawa

© Jim Lawrence

Paul Lemelin

Paul Lemelin

2014
Paul Lemelin

Sudbury, Ontario

© Lois Siegel

James Steele (CGM Saskatoon)

James Steele (CGM Saskatoon)

2013
James Steele

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

*Record: 1st SK fiddler;
3rd Western Canadian fiddler
outside Ontario to win the CGM

1st Competition to be held outside of Ottawa

© Cyn Photography

Tom Fitzgerald

Tom Fitzgerald

2012
Tom Fitzgerald

Bancroft, Ontario

© Lois Siegel

Daniel Gervais

Daniel Gervais

2011
Daniel Gervais

Edmonton, Alberta

*Record: 1st Alberta fiddler;
2nd Western Canadian fiddler;
3rd fiddler outside Ontario to
win the CGM

© Lois Siegel

Julie Fitzgerald

Julie Fitzgerald

2009, 2010
Julie Fitzgerald

Bancroft, Ontario
© Lois Siegel

André Brunet

André Brunet

2008
André Brunet

L’Epiphanie, Quebec

*Record: 1st Quebec winner;
2nd fiddler outside Ontario to win the CGM

© Lois Siegel

Louis Schryer – 4-time Winner

Louis Schryer – 4-time Winner

1991, 1992, 1993, 2007
Louis Schryer

Ottawa, Ontario

*Record: 1st 3-time Champion
*Record: 1st 4-time Top Champion

© Mike Sharpe

Chuck Joyce

Chuck Joyce

2006
Chuck Joyce

London, Ontario

© Lois Siegel

Mark Sullivan

Mark Sullivan

2001, 2004, 2005
Mark Sullivan

Bowmanville, Ontario

© Mike Sharpe

Shane Cook

Shane Cook

2000, 2002, 2003
Shane Cook

Dorchester, Ontario

© Mike Sharpe

Scott Woods

Scott Woods

1998, 1999
Scott Woods

Fergus, Ontario

*Record for top 3 wins:
1st – 1998, 1999
2nd – 1994, 1997, 2003, 2004;
3rd – 1992, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2002

© Mike Sharpe

April Verch

April Verch

1997
April Verch

Pembroke, Ontario

© Mike Sharpe

Patti Kusturok

Patti Kusturok

1994, 1995, 1996
Patti Kusturok

Lorette, Manitoba

*Record: 1st Manitoba winner;
1st Western Canadian fiddler;
1st fiddler outside Ontario to win the CGM;
2nd 3-time Winner

© Mike Sharpe

Louis Schryer

Louis Schryer

1991, 1992, 1993
Louis Schryer

Ottawa, Ontario

*Record: 1st 3-time Champion

© Mike Sharpe

Pierre Schryer

Pierre Schryer

1990
Pierre Schryer

Ottawa, Ontario

*Record: 1st Ontario Winner; 1st Eastern Canadian fiddler; 1st fiddler to win the CGM

© Mike Sharpe

About the CGMFA-ACGMV

Canadian Grand Masters Fiddling Association (CGMFA) / L’Association canadienne des grands maîtres violoneux (ACGMV)

Incorporated in 1989, the Canadian Grand Masters Fiddling Championship was conceived by a group of people interested in preserving Canadian Traditional Fiddling, and giving recognition to the excellent fiddlers found across Canada. The first competition was held in 1990. The first president was Len Grace, followed by Bruce Cummings. Under their leadership, recognition of this event achieved national prominence.

The original mandate of the CGM was to promote and preserve Canadian Traditional Fiddling, and give national recognition to our top Canadian fiddlers. This mandate remains the same today.

In 2008 the name was changed to the Canadian Grand Masters Fiddling Association.

 

2017-18 Executive Board Committee & Staff

Patti Kusturok

Patti Kusturok

Director
Winnipeg, Manitoba

 

Aylene Gracie

Aylene Gracie

Director/Treasurer

Ottawa, ON

Mark Sullivan

Mark Sullivan

Director

Vancouver, BC

Victor Garbutt

Victor Garbutt

Director

Arnprior, ON

Kristin Grzegorek

Kristin Grzegorek

Director

Ottawa, ON

Sandy Schlieman

Sandy Schlieman

Director

Ottawa, ON

Graham Sheppard

Graham Sheppard

President, CGMFA-ACGMV

Cornwall, Ontario

Mary Lynn Wood

Mary Lynn Wood

Secretary

Ottawa, Ontario

Graham Crate

Graham Crate

Treasurer

Ottawa, Ontario

 

Trent Bruner

Trent Bruner

Director

Canwood, Saskatchewan / Norway

Victor Frush

Victor Frush

Director

Winnipeg, Manitoba

 

Michel Mallette

Michel Mallette

Director

Valleyfield, Quebec

Randy Foster

Randy Foster

Director

Ottawa, Ontario

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