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Préserver le violon traditionnel canadien depuis 1989


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2023 Junior Showcase Applications now open!

The CGMFA is now accepting applications for this year's Junior Showcase Performances, which will take place as part of the 2023 CGMFC in Truro, NS on August 26, 2023.

Deadline for entry is April 1, 2023. Apply to be a Junior Showcase Participant at the link below:

Online Fiddle Workshop: Louis Schryer

Sunday, February 19 2023
8am PST / 11am EST

Join us for an online fiddle workshop with 3-time CGM Champion and our only 4-time Champion, Louis Schryer!

2023 Competition

The Canadian Grand Masters Fiddling Competition is heading to Nova Scotia for the very first time! The 2023 CGMFC will be held from August 25-26, 2023 in Truro, NS.

Visit the website below for more information, as it becomes available:

2022 Competition Results

Host City: Winnipeg, MB

1. Ethan Harty - AB
(now a two-time CGM Champion!)

2. Kyle Burghout - MB

3. Alex Kusturok - AB

4. Alanna Jenish - ON

5. Michael Burnyeat - BC

6. Paul Lemelin - ON

7. Max Francis - BC

8. Ryan Rene Joshua D'Aoust - MB

9. Emily Yarascavitch - ON

10. Braden Troy Gates - AB


The Ward Allen Memorial Trophy for “Best Old Time Waltz” - Anna Smilek - ON (Aretha’s Waltz)


Calvin Vollrath’s People’s Choice Award - Malacai Hiebert - MB (voted by the audience)


The 2022 Canadian Fiddle Hall of Honour Inductees: Larry Martineau, Frontier School Division (Blaine Klippenstein & Cameron Baggins), Anne Lederman, Mel Bedard, Garry Lepine, Patti Kusturok.

CGMFA Board of Directors
2022-2023

Mark Sullivan
President
Abbotsford, BC

Patti Kusturok
Vice President
Winnipeg, MB

Jane Cory
Secretary
Winnipeg, MB

Daniel Gervais
Treasurer
Edmonton, AB

Trent Bruner
Director
Canwood, SK

Kyle Burghout
Director
Winnipeg, MB

Brian Hebert
Director
Pembroke, ON

Kimberley Holmes
Director
Carroll's Corner, NS

Victor Garbutt
Director
Braeside, ON

Michel Mallette
Director
Valleyfield, QC

James Steele
Director
Saskatoon, SK

JJ Guy
Director
Saskatoon, SK

Alanna Jenish
Director
Peterborough, ON

Louis Schryer
Director
Chapeau, QC