Ottawa, ON

1st Place: Daniel Gervais (AB)
2nd Place: Julie Fitzgerald (ON)
3rd Place: Greg Henry

Top 11 Finalists:

  1. Daniel Gervais (Edmonton, AB)

  2. Julie Fitzgerald (Bancroft, ON)

  3. Greg Henry (Sarnia, ON)

  4. Eric Provencher (Oshawa, ON)

  5. Kerry Fitzgerald (Bancroft, ON)

  6. Kyle Charron (Barrie, ON)

  7. Mathew Johnson (Waterdown, ON)

  8. Dan Mighton (Hanover, ON)

  9. Rosanna Burrill (Upper Musquodoboit, NS)

  10. Paul Lemelin (Sudbury, ON)

  11. Karrnnel Sawitsky (Saskatoon, SK)

Junior Showcase Performers:

  • Celine Hounjet, 15 (Grandora, SK)

  • Christine Melanson, 17, & Janelle Melanson, 13 (Moncton, NB)

  • Michaela Schlieman Mullan, 14 (Ottawa, ON)


  • Jake Charron (Barrie, ON) - Piano, Guitar

  • Melika Lemelin (Sudbury, ON) - Piano

Special Guests:

  • Ivan and Vivian Hicks (NB)


  • Brian Hebert (Pembroke, ON)

  • Troy MacGillivray (Halifax, NS)

  • Kelli Trottier (Kingston, ON)

Master of Ceremonies:

  • Gordon Stobbe (Halifax, NS)

Lifetime Achievement Award:

People’s Choice Award:

  • Jaylee Hebert (Lutes Mountain, NB)

Yamaha Awards:

  • Billie-Jo Smith (Fort Saskatchewan, AB) – Carbon Fiber Bow

  • Nathaniel Baker (Regina, SK) – SV130 Silent Violin


The Canadian Grand Masters Fiddling Association would like to formally thank Yamaha Canada for their

generous donations of the Carbon Fiber Bow & SV130 Silent Violin to Canada’s premier Old Time Fiddling Contest.

1st place $3,500.00

The 1st place trophy is annually sponsored by the Renfrew County Fiddlers

2nd place $2,250.00

The 2nd place trophy has been annually sponsored by the Ottawa Folklore Centre since the first Canadian Grand Masters competition in 1990!

3rd place $1,100.00

The 3rd place ‘The Ward Allen Memorial Trophy’ is sponsored by Ann Allen

and a portion of the cash prize of $1000 is sponsored by Yamaha

4th to 11th places $500.00

The 4th place prize of $500 is sponsored

by the Oshawa/Whitby Old Time Fiddle Club

People’s Choice Award

The People’s Choice Award is sponsored by Calvin Vollrath

Thank you to our partners, sponsors, donors, exhibitors and advertisers for their generous support:

Barrhaven Fiddleheads

Chad Wolfe Studio

Commissionaires Ottawa

D’Arcy McGee’s

Ed Whitcomb

Fine Strings

Long & McQuade (Yamaha)

Mark Sullivan

Mountain Creek Golf Course

Oshawa/Whitby Old Time Fiddle Club

Ottawa Folklore Centre Ltd.

Peter Dawson Violins

RBC Foundation

Rideau and District Old Tyme Fiddling Corporation

The Printing House

The Theatre Volunteer Company

Utronki Appliances TV & Furniture Centre

Valley Heritage Radio

Yamaha Canada