Mitchell McDowell is one of the founding members of the City of Thorold Pipe Band, which came into existence in 1986, and during his time with the band he has held the position of Pipe Major for two separate terms: 1991 to 1994, and 2001 to 2007. To learn more about the City of Thorold Pipe Band, please go to www.cityofthoroldpipeband.com.
If you are looking for high quality bagpipes and accessories at very reasonable prices and excellent service, look no further than Dunbar Bagpipes, located in St.Catharines, Ontario. To view their website, just go to www.dunbarbagpipes.com.
Tucked away in the countryside, just outside the historic village of Chippawa on the Niagara River, toils a craftsman of superlative skill and knowledge. Thomas Doucet, owner of Thomas Pipe Works, is one of the fortunate few who can honestly claim to have apprenticed directly under the late and legendary Jack Dunbar, Master Bagpipe Maker. Now a master of the trade himself, Thomas admirably carries on the tradition of craftsmanship and uncompromising attention to detail that Jack passed along to him, with the result that he can restore to its original lustre virtually any bagpipe that finds its way into his hands. Not just content with restorations, Thomas also creates brand new pipes in the famed MacDougall tradition....how's that for a pedigree? For any piper, a visit to Thomas's website is an absolute must: www.thomaspipeworks.com.
A master craftsman beyond compare, David is capable of engraving on almost any object or metal you can name . Whether you are looking for truly distinctive wedding jewellery and gifts, or you wish to have your bagpipe mounted with the most eye catching, detailed silver work imaginable, a visit to Truehand's website is an absolute must. Innovative, original designs combined with exquisite attention to detail come together in the creation of masterpieces that are destined to become treasured family heirlooms. But make sure you've set aside adequate time to browse through David's design gallery, because once you start you won't want to stop! www.truehand.com
If you are looking to customize or restore your existing drum(s), or are interested in purchasing new or used drums and equipment, the first person you want to speak with is Adam at Adam Tardif Percussion (www.adamtardifpercussion.com). As an award winning side drummer currently playing in both the Niagara Regional Police Pipe Band and The City of Thorold Pipe Band, Adam completely understands drummers' wants and needs, and is always ready to meet them.
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Yet another stunningly talented photographic artist that we are very fortunate to have residing here in the Niagara Peninsula, and a visit to Angela's website is a treat not to be missed. I've had the pleasure of working with her, and I've personally witnessed the professionalism she brings to her sessions. Believe me, that's a very important consideration when choosing a photographer for your wedding day. www.geminiphotographyontario.com
Your wedding photos are far too important to trust to just anyone. You want a reliable professional with the knowledge, experience and passion to capture every aspect of your "big day", and Grace is exactly the person you need to talk to. View her website at: www.photographywithgrace.com.
The music of the harp has been with us for centuries because it captivates us in ways that no other instrument can. Nothing will make your wedding ceremony as memorable as having Carol perform for your guests as they are gathering in the church, or while you are signing your wedding documents. You can visit her website at: www.harpniagara.com.
A quality violinist can bring an audience to tears, or make them jump up and stamp their feet, and I've seen Grenville Pinto do both! Musically accomplished, wonderfully versatile and thoroughly professional, he's guaranteed to keep your guests entertained in ways that you never thought a violinist could. Check him out at: www.gpinto.com.
Mr. Frank Krahn is not only a real gentleman......he's also a top flight piano player. Whether you're looking for live, high quality background music for your event, or for a pianist who can be the actual focal point of entertainment your guests, Frank is the man to hire. View his website at: www.frankkrahnpiano.com.
Nothing says class like this string and flute ensemble. Their motto is "Music for all occasions"......but I would qualify it by saying "Music for all occasions that you wish to be memorable". And who doesn't want their guests to remember the wedding? Nobody, that's who. So......book Glissandi today! Their website: www.music4u.ca
Whatever your religious beliefs, or if you've never felt the need to embrace any one particular faith over another, and you want your wedding ceremony to be a deeply personal and inspirational affair, Chaplain Sheldon Kofsky is the person you need to contact: Please visit his website at: www.weddingceremonies.org.
What's a wedding without a big fancy vehicle to whisk away the bride & groom after the ceremony? Bland......that's what. You're only going to do it once, so do it right and call Lakeside Limousine Inc. today. You can also visit their website at this address: www.lakesidelimo.ca.
Outstanding work deserves to be recognized and promoted, so I'm very pleased to recommend Garden City Media to you as THE people to film your wedding. To view an example of their remarkable work, please see below, where you'll find a video of a wedding they filmed, and which I was also privileged to be a part of. www.gardencitymedia.ca