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.