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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Canadian Open Old Time Fiddle Championship coming to Shelburne

News Release

The 62nd Canadian Open Old Time Fiddle Championship takes place August 8 – 12, 2012 in Shelburne, Ontario. 

Miss Canada International and Miss Teen Canada International will be part of the fiddle parade and the Saturday evening Championship Finals and Entertainment.

Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Shelburne with partners Dufferin Mutual and the Town of Shelburne, the event features Canada’s top fiddlers in competition for more than $17,000 in prizes!

Besides championship fiddlers, this year’s event will include a concert by the Blazing Fiddles, Cape Ceol fiddle and stepdance show, jam sessions, parade, beer garden, Battle of the Bands, pork BBQ, non-denominational church service, Aerosmith and Country Superstars tribute bands, open air market, lots of entertainment and food at the Legion, camping and much more!


Miss Canada International and Miss Teen Canada International

Miss Canada International and Miss Teen Canada International will be part of the fiddle parade and the Saturday evening Championship Finals and Entertainment.

Miss Canada International Melanie Williamson is 19 years of age from Kitchener, Ontario. A second year student at the University of Waterloo in business. The first young lady to hold the national title from Ontario in ten years. Melanie’s platform is Awareness for Mental Health. Miss Teen Canada International Nikita Singh, 18 years of age from Kitchener, Ontario, will be attending University of Toronto in the fall to study health, hoping to pursue a career as a doctor. Nikita’s platform is Bullying in Today's Society. Both ladies are Goodwill Ambassadors for the Teddy Bears of Hope Foundation, a not-for-profit campaign of Love and Hope from children of Canada to children in other parts of the world, children who are lonely, underprivileged, and caught in a web of poverty and despair due to no fault of their own. To help with our collection of bears for Haiti, please bring a teddy bear with a personal message and a toonie attached to the fiddle parade.
 
$17,000 in Prizes Will Be Awarded

The contest finals happen on Saturday, August 11 at 6:30 p.m. and will feature entertainment by the Black Family, ten children extending in age from 21 down to 5. Their music, ranging from old-time fiddle tunes to vocal favourites from years past, has added many happy times, memories and laughter to their family life and is sure to get your toes tapping and your hands clapping! A judges’ showcase will also be part of the Saturday night entertainment, featuring Webb Acheson, Karen Reed, and Kelli Trottier, the judges for this year’s contest. Come and enjoy Canada’s top fiddlers waltz, jig, and reel their way to over $17,000 in prizes!

Ticket Prices and Information

Event Package
(Thurs. evening, Fri. all day, Sat. afternoon, Sat. evening) Adults: $45        Children: $22 (12 Years and Under)

The Blazing Fiddles        Thurs. Aug. 9, 7:30 p.m.             Adults: $20        Children: $10 (12 Years and Under)
Competition Playdowns   Fri. Aug 10, 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.       Adults: $10        Children: $3 (12 Years and Under)
Cape Ceol Show             Sat. Aug. 11, 3:00 p.m.                           Adults: $7          Children: $2 (12 Years and Under)
Fiddle Championship       Sat. Aug. 11, 6:30 p.m.                           Adults: $20        Children: $10 (12 Years and Under)
                                                                                   
Ticket Outlets: Holmes Appliances and Music Shop, 135 Main St. West, Shelburne, or by phone at 519-925-8620.

For more information visit www.shelburnefiddlecontest.on.ca.                                                               

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