Hall Of Fame

Hall of Famer: fr. Doug MacDonald

Hall of Famer: fr. Doug MacDonald

Father Doug MacDonald was a multi-time Canadian champion and a true ambassador of the Scottish Heavy Events. His first participation in the Games came as a dancer but he then realized his love of heavy events. Over a stellar 11-year career, he won several titles,...

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Hall of Famer: Wayne Thompson

Hall of Famer: Wayne Thompson

While growing up in Cloverville, Antigonish County, he learned a lot from his father Terry - a long-time caber toss participant - and other family members who competed at the Games. Thompson was inducted for his 20 years, from 1966 to 1986 of "versatile participation"...

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Hall of Famer: Lianne Bradshaw

Hall of Famer: Lianne Bradshaw

Antigonish native Lianne Bradshaw, who started playing drums with the Clanranald Pipe Band in the early 1980s, joined the Grade 2 Scotia Legion Pipe Band - a huge jump from the Grade 4 Antigonish band 0 within three years. As a drum corps member and their instructor,...

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Hall of Famer: Bruce Gandy

Hall of Famer: Bruce Gandy

A mainstay of the Games - both as a judge and a competitor - Bruce Gandy has excelled during his visits to Antigonish. As a professional solo piper, his streak of victories is an incredible one, including winning the Ray Stanley Chisholm Buckle as open piper of the...

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Hall of Famer: Barry Ewen

Hall of Famer: Barry Ewen

At the games, Ewen excelled in the the professional jig, while securing open piper honours on four occasions. In 1974, he took over as pipe major of the Antigonish Legion Pipe Band, a group that already won two North American Grade 3 titles. In 1975, after winning top...

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Hall of Famer: Doug Boyd

Hall of Famer: Doug Boyd

An Antigonish native, Doug Boyd started piping as an 11-year-old with a school operated by Royal Canadian Legion Arras Branch 59. He become the youngest piper with the Grade 3 Antigonish Legion Pipe Band, a group that won several major awards, culminating with a...

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Hall of Famer: Gerarda MacDonald

Hall of Famer: Gerarda MacDonald

An Antigonish native was the top dancer in Maritimes of her age group in the 1960s and early 1970s with her numerous accomplishments including top open dancer honours at the Games. She was also the first winner of the Florence MacMillan Trophy - named in honour of her...

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Hall of Famer: Stephanie Grant

Hall of Famer: Stephanie Grant

Antigonish native Stephanie Grant started Highland Dancing at the age of four. She is the most awared Nova Scotian dancer of all time, winning her first national championship at the age of 14. She is a 17-time provincal and two-time Canadian champion, while finishing...

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