Mississauga Santa Claus Parade , November 30, 2008 / Streetsville Pipes & Drums
I'm still officially down for a bit, but I posted these for my extended families and friends. I don't really expect comments since I won't be commenting on yours for a bit.
From my set entitled "Mississauga Santa Claus Parade 2008"
In my collection "Places"
In my photostream
The Streetsville Pipes & Drums were formed in 1986, thanks to the generous sponsorship of Branch 139, Royal Canadian Legion in Streetsville. Ontario. Streetsville Pipes and Drums - 2003Since that time, the band has performed at a wide variety of functions including legion and Santa Claus parades, Scottish Festivals, official openings, Weddings, corporate dinners, and other special occasions. Although strictly a non-competing band, it has accumulated an impressive collection of trophies and awards over the years. The band is one of the busier ones around, with a typical slate of about thirty performances a year. Most events take place within a short driving distance of Mississauga, but in recent years, Streetsville has played in Sudbury, Rochester, Dunedin, and as far away as Scotland. In 1997, the band traveled there for 10 days to play at the World Pipe Band Championships, the Highland Games at Crieff and at several non-competitive functions. They returned to Scotland for two weeks in 2000, where they were the first group in history to play a private concert for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth and Her Royal Highness, Princess Margaret while they were on vacation at Balmoral Castle. In November, 2000, the band had the honour of playing for Prime Minister Jean Chretien during the Federal Election Campaign.
In August 2004, Streetsville toured Ireland for a period of 10 days, performing at a Medieval Festival in the Castle at Carrickfergus, the town center in Galway, Bunratty Castle and for the Lord Mayor of Dublin.
The Band is proud to have as our Honourary Patron Mayor Hazel McCallion of Mississauga. Our tartan is the Red Royal Stewart.