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Call for Board Nominations

Call for Board Nominations

CGMFA-ACGMV – Call for Board Nominations

Deadline: Noon, November 14, 2016

The CGMFA is accepting nominations for individuals to serve on the Board of Directors for the 2016 year.  The Board of Directors consists of fifteen (15) individuals.  To be eligible for nomination, a person must be

  • a member in good standing of the CGMFA;
  • nominated by another member;
  • be at least 18 years old;
  • not have been declared incapable by a court in Canada or in another country;
  • be an individual (i.e., a corporation cannot be a director); and
  • not be in bankrupt status.

Please submit your nominations by email to info@cgmfa-acgmv.ca or mail to:

CGMFA-ACGMV
PO BOX 39064 BILLINGS BRIDGE POSTAL OUTLET
OTTAWA, ON
K1H 1A1

Eligible nominations must be received by noon, November 14, 2016. Should an election be required, eligible nominees will be listed on the CGMFA website and separate notice will be given.

The following members of the 2015-2016 Board of Directors have offered to stand for nomination for 2016-2017:

  • Bruner, Trent (Norway/Saskatchewan)
  • Crate, Graham (Ontario)
  • Foster, Randy (Ontario)
  • Frush, Victor  (Manitoba)
  • MacGillvray, Troy (Nova Scotia)
  • Mallette, Michel (Québec)
  • Sheppard, Graham (Ontario)
  • Wood, Mary Lynn (Ontario)

 


 

CGMFA-ACGMV – Notice of Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of the Canadian Grand Masters Fiddling Association will be held at the Boardroom of Dymon Self Storage, 323 Coventry Road, Ottawa Ontario on Tuesday December 13, 2016 commencing at 7:00pm.  The annual general meeting is open to all members in good standing and shall include such business as required in the bylaws of the organization including but not limited to receiving of financial information for the previous year, election of the Board of Directors and confirmation or amendment of the bylaws of the organization.  A member who is unable to attend may designate a proxy to act on his or her behalf.  A proxy must be designated in writing, bearing the signature of the member and be received by the organization at least twenty four hours in advance of the annual general meeting.   The following proxy form is provided for you convenience.

 

Proxy Form

I, ………………………………………., give my proxy to ………………………………………… for the purpose of voting on my behalf for at the Annual General Meeting of the CGFMA to take place on December 13 2016.

 

Print Name: ………………………………………………….Signature: .……………………………………………………….

 

Address: ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..…………

 

E-mail or Daytime Phone: ..……………….………………………………… Date: ………………………………………

 

CGMFA picks its winners

CGMFA picks its winners

by Lucie Roy (Original Article by the Morinville News: http://morinvillenews.com/2016/08/28/cgmfa-picks-its-winners/)

Daniel Gervais (right) of Edmonton placed 1st in the Canadian Grand Masters Fiddling Competition held Saturday at the Morinville Community Cultural Centre. The Edmonton fiddler received a trophy and $3500. Gervais also won the People’s Choice Award, sponsored by Calvin Vollrath.

Roy Warhurst (left) of Pincher Creek Alberta received The Canadian Grand Masters Fiddling Association Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition and appreciation of his outstanding contribution to Old Time Fiddling.

Greg Henry of Corunna, Ontario placed second in the competition, third place was James Steele of Saskatoon, and in fourth place was Ainsley Porchak of Woodstock, Ontario.

The Ward Allen Memorial Trophy – Best Old Time Waltz – sponsored by Ann Allen – was presented by Randy Foster to Janelle Melanson of Moncton, NB.

Stiff Competition

Photos by Stephen Dafoe

The Canadian Grand Masters Fiddling Competition took place in Morinville Aug. 27, the first time the annual competition has been in Alberta. This year’s event drew 34 competitors from across the country. About 650 fiddle fans came out for Saturday’s event. The weekend also included a dance and show Friday night and a fiddle jam Sunday.

Congratulations to the 2016 CGM Alberta Winners

Congratulations to the 2016 CGM Alberta 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 in Ottawa where approximately 30 of the best fiddlers from all across Canada compete for the title of Canadian Grand Master.

Pictured: The 2016 winner, Daniel Gervais, being presented his prize by Randy Jones, president of the Alberta Society of Fiddlers.

Congratulations to the Canadian Grand Masters Winners in Alberta 2016!

1st Daniel Gervais – Edmonton, Alberta
2nd Greg Henry – Corunna, Ontario
3rd James Steele – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
4th Aynsley Porchak – London, Ontario
5th Dan Mighton – Hanover, Ontario
6th Paul Lemelin – Val Therese, Ontario
7th Kyle Burghout – Ottawa, Ontario
8th Allison Granger – Edmonton, Alberta
9th Kai Gronberg – Abbotsford, British Columbia
10th Emily Yarascavitch – Oshawa, Ontario
11th Troy MacGillivray – Nova Scotia

Thanks to all the organizers and volunteers for putting on a great contest in Morinville, Alberta this year.

 

Congratulations to all of the 2015 CGM Moncton Winners!

Congratulations to all of the 2015 CGM Moncton 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 in Ottawa where approximately 30 of the best fiddlers from all across Canada compete for the title of Canadian Grand Master.
Congratulations to the Canadian Grand Masters Winners in Moncton 2015
(Picture left: Dan Mighton – 3rd place; Centre: Champion Greg Henry; & Right: Paul Lemelin – 2nd place. © Jim Lawrence)

Saturday, August 22, 2015
Capitol Theatre, 811 Main Street, Moncton, NB

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For Immediate Release: Canada’s First National Fiddling Day

For Immediate Release: Canada’s First National Fiddling Day

(Liby hubley and her fiddle at Province House. Guardian photo by Brian McInnis)

May 1, 2015 — Recognizing the significance of fiddle music in the evolution of Canadian culture, the Parliament of Canada has passed into law that the third Saturday in May each year will be known as ‘National Fiddling Day’. May 16, 2015 will be Canada’s First National Fiddling Day. Coinciding with World Fiddle Day, it is a day where fiddle lovers across Canada can pay special tribute to the joy of fiddling by playing by sharing their favorite tunes.

The Canadian Grand Masters Fiddling Association (CGMFA) is encouraging all fiddle players across Canada to celebrate Canada’s first National Fiddling Day and challenges all Canadians who play the fiddle (aka violin!) to play the fiddle on May 16.

Join with your friends and play some great Canadian fiddle tunes.

Send a picture of you and your group playing these tunes to the CGMFA at: cgmfa@canadiangrandmasters.ca; and your picture will be posted on our Facebook/website.

Let’s show the world the breadth of Canadian fiddling from coast to coast to coast. —

On May 16, let’s play fiddle!


Pour diffusion immédiate : Première journée nationale du violon traditionnel

1 mai 2015 — Reconnaissant l’importance de la musique du violon dans l’évolution de la culture canadienne, le Parlement du Canada a adopté la Loi visant à faire du troisième samedi de mai de chaque année la « Journée nationale du violon traditionnel ». Le 16 mai 2015 s’avérera ainsi la première Journée nationale du violon traditionnel. Coïncidant avec la Journée mondiale du violon, voici une journée où les passionnés du violon de partout au Canada peuvent rendre un hommage particulier au plaisir du violon en jouant et en partageant leurs morceaux préférés.

L’Association canadienne des grands maîtres violoneux (ACGMV) encourage tous les violoneux et violoneuses du Canada à célébrer la première Journée nationale du violon traditionnel en jouant de leurs violons le 16 mai.

Joignez-vous à vos amis et jouez quelques grands airs, gigues et reels canadiens du violon.

Envoyez à l’ACGMV une photo de vous ou de votre groupe jouant ces pièces, à : cgmfa@canadiangrandmasters.ca ; et votre photo sera alors affichée sur notre site Web et Facebook.

Montrons au monde l’ampleur de la musique du violon au Canada, d’un océan à l’autre —

Le 16 mai, jouons du violon!

Senator Hubley Introduces Legislation for a National Day of Fiddling

Senator Hubley Introduces Legislation for a National Day of Fiddling

Senator Hubley Introduces Legislation for a National Day of Fiddling (Photo by Lois Siegel)

April 2, 2014 — Today, in the Senate Chamber, Senator Elizabeth Hubley introduced a Private Member’s Bill for an Act respecting National Fiddling Day.

This enactment would designate the third Saturday in May in each and every year as “National Fiddling Day.” A Saturday was chosen to allow and encourage people to enjoy the day to its fullest.

In 2012, the third Saturday in May of each year, became World Fiddle Day, after a campaign began among fiddle players to encourage popular recognition and to celebrate the appreciation, beauty and history of fiddle music, and in honour of Antoni Stradivari, the renowned crafter of stringed instruments.

Senator Hubley, a fiddler herself, believes a National Fiddling Day in Canada is important, as the art of fiddle playing has a significant role in the cultural and social history of Canada. Download Full Release

Law student becomes grand master fiddler – University of Saskatchewan

Law student becomes grand master fiddler – University of Saskatchewan

SEP 3, 2013Law student becomes grand master fiddler – University of Saskatchewan

Law student becomes grand master fiddler

As if working towards a law degree wasn’t enough, James Steele can now add Master Fiddler to his résumé; Steele was named the grand master at the Canadian Grand Master Fiddle Championships after placing first in the competition Aug. 24 in Saskatoon.

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Canada’s top fiddlers battle it out in Saskatoon

Canada’s top fiddlers battle it out in Saskatoon

AUG 24, 2013VIDEO: Canada’s top fiddlers battle it out in Saskatoon – Global Montreal

SASKATOON – Canada’s top fiddlers are competing in the Canadian Grand Masters Fiddling Competition in Saskatoon.

Braden Gates’ father handed him a fiddle when he was five and from that moment on, he couldn’t put it down.

“This is my fifth year here at the Masters. It’s been in Ottawa for the last 23 years, this is the first year it’s moved west,” said Gates.

Braden is one of 28 fiddlers battling it out for the coveted title of Canadian Grand Master.

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