Ottawa, ON

1st Place: Tom Fitzgerald (ON)
2nd Place: Greg Henry (ON)
3rd Place: Kyle Charron (ON)

Top 11 Finalists:

  1. Tom Fitzgerald (Bancroft, ON)

  2. Greg Henry (Sombra, ON)

  3. Kyle Charron (Barrie, ON)

  4. Julie Fitzgerald (Bancroft, ON)

  5. Eric Provencher (Oshawa, ON))

  6. Rosanna Burrill (Upper Musquodoboit, NS)

  7. Kerry Fitzgerald (Bancroft, ON)

  8. Paul Lemelin (Sudbury, ON)

  9. Alex Lamoureux (Winnipeg, MB)

  10. Mathew Johnson (Waterdown, ON)

  11. Matthew Cook-Contois (Winnipeg, MB)

Junior Showcase Performers:

  • Nicolas Babineau, 16 (St. Rosaire, QC)

  • Adam Reid Johnson, 15 (Quesnel, BC)

  • Aynsley Porchak, 17 (Woodstock, ON)


  • Troy MacGillivray (piano)

  • Melika Lemelin (piano)

Special Guest:

  • Calvin Vollrath (St. Paul, Alberta)


  • Mike Sanyshyn (Cloverdale, BC)

  • Louis Schryer (Chapeau, QC)

  • Kelli Trottier (Kingston, ON)

Master of Ceremonies:

  • Gordon Stobbe (Halifax, NS)

Lifetime Achievement Award:

  • Louis Schryer (Chapeau, QC)

People’s Choice Award:

  • Matthew Cook-Contois (Winnipeg, MB)

Yamaha Awards:

  • Janelle Melanson (Moncton, NB)

  • Jaylee Hebert (Lutes Mountain, NB)


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