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2019 Ringwood Highland Games

The Ringwood Highland games is a regular annual event held to celebrate Scottish culture. An outline schedule of the day and an overview of featured events can be found on the Ringwood Highland Games website.

The Ringwood Highland Pipe Band is thrilled to continue our involvement in this fantastic event again in 2019 by book-ending the event. We will be leading the Official Party to the main stage to open the games at 9:25 am, and also leading the Parade of Scottish Clans, Dancers, Cadets and Volunteers to the main stage at 4:00 pm ahead of the conclusion of the day.

We will also be competing in the Grade 4 Selection of Marches section at 11:20am in Judging area B.

Please come along for a fantastic celebration of Scottish heritage and enjoy the sights, sounds and tastes of Scotland.

Date:31 March 2019 (Sun)Step Off:9:25 am, 11:20 am, 4:00 pm
Band Arrival Time08:30 amBand TransportOwn
VenueJW Manson Reserve
Selkirk Ave, Wantirna
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Website:ringwoodhighlandgames.org.au

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2019 Croydon Multicultural Festival

The Ringwood Highland Pipe Band will be marching at the Croydon Multicultural Festival in the morning of Sunday 17th March. Details follow.

The band will step off at 9:40 am from the car park near the Croydon cricket club behind main street. We will follow the route map below and finish at the stage at the end of Main street. Once we arrive to the stage the MC will welcome everyone and then we will have a performance on stage from 10.05 am to 10.25 am

Date:Sun 17th MarchStep-off Time:9:40 am
Band Arrival Time:9:00 amBand transport:Own
Venue:Croydon Main Street
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Approx Finish:10:25 am

2019 Warrandyte Festival

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The Warrandyte Festival is an annual celebration of community, participation and friendship that is held on the banks of the Yarra in March. The Festival is an opportunity for local people, families, schools, community groups and services to come together over a weekend of fun activities. The 2019 Festival will be held from 22 – 24 March 2019. A major part of the festival is the street parade held on Saturday morning where performers and members of the community travel along Yarra Street from central Warrandyte down to Stiggant’s Reserve. The Ringwood Highland Pipe Band is pleased to be a regular participant in the Warrandyte festival and we will again be participating in 2019.

Band Members; its a good idea to work together to have some cars up the top of the walk (where we start) and some parked down at Stiggant’s reserve so we can then ferry people to their cars prior to and at the end of the march as it is a bit of a walk otherwise 🙂

Date:23 March 2019Time:11:00am – 12:00pm
Band Arrival Time09:45amBand TransportOwn
Venue 207 Yarra Street
Warrandyte, Victoria 3113 Australia
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Website:www.warrandytefestival.org

2017 Warrandyte Festival

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The Warrandyte Festival is an annual celebration of community, participation and friendship that is held on the banks of the Yarra in March. The Festival is an opportunity for local people, families, schools, community groups and services to come together over a weekend of fun activities. The 2017 Festival will be held from 24 – 26 March 2016. A major part of the festival is the street parade held on Saturday morning where performers and members of the community travel along Yarra Street from central Warrandyte down to Stiggant’s Reserve. The Ringwood Highland Pipe Band is pleased to be a regular participant in the Warrandyte festival and we will again be participating in 2017.

Band Members; its a good idea to work together to have some cars up the top of the walk (where we start) and some parked down at Stiggant’s reserve so we can then ferry people to their cars prior to and at the end of the march as it is a bit of a walk otherwise 🙂

Date: 25 March 2016 Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm
Band Arrival Time 10:00am Band Transport Own
Venue 207 Yarra Street
Warrandyte, Victoria 3113 Australia
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Website: www.warrandytefestival.org

2016 Maroondah Festival

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Town Park will come to life on Sunday 6 November for the annual Maroondah Festival, presented by Maroondah City Council in conjunction with EastLink and Swinburne.

Now in its 27th year, Maroondah Festival is recognised as the largest free community event operating in Melbourne’s East.

The Festival provides a great opportunity for the community to come together to celebrate and enjoy a diverse program of entertainment and activities for all ages.

The festival provides free and low cost activities and attracts an estimated crowd of approximately 20,000 people on the one day. There are hundreds of free activities for all ages and interests. The Festival program is designed to encourage maximum participant involvement and enjoyment throughout the day.

Please come along and see the Ringwood Highland Pipe Band Perform at 10:25 AM at the MatchWorks Sounds of Maroondah Stage.

More details about the festival are available from their website. The day’s program contains lots of useful information too.

Date: 6 Nov 2016 (Sun) Start Play: 1025
Band Arrival Time: 0930 Estimate Finish: 1600
Band Meeting Point: Band Tent
Transport: Own
Band Size: Full
Status: Confirmed
Venue: Town Park, Croydon
Website: link

Great Ryrie Primary School Fete

The Ringwood Highland Pipe band will be performing at the Great Ryrie Primary school on Saturday 5 November.  There fete runs from 12pm to 7pm and there is sure to be fun and entertainment for all the family.

Come along and see the band play.

 

Date: 5 Nov 2016 (Sat) Start Play: 1300
Band Arrival Time: 1215 Estimate Finish: 1320
Band Meeting Point: To be advised
Transport: Own
Band Size: Mini
Status: Confirmed
Venue: Great Ryrie Primary School
Website: link

2016 International Women’s Day Breakfast

The International Women’s Day Breakfast is an opportunity for all community members to celebrate this special day.  The Ringwood Highland Pipe Band has been invited by the Maroondah Mayor, Cr Natalie Thomas to attend this event.  We will be represented by member’s Rhonda and Kylie.

This year Ms Susan Barton AM, Founder and Director of The Lighthouse Foundation joining the breakfast.

Date: 19 February 2016 (Fri)
Starts 07:15am Concludes between 8:30-9:00am
Venue Karralyka, Mines Rd
Ringwood East, Victoria 3134
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Website: link

 

About the Lighthouse Foundation

The Lighthouse Foundation has a vision to end youth homelessness together. The organisation was formed in 1991 and is celebrating 25 years of having successfully broken the cycle of     homelessness for over 750 young people.

They provide their residents not just with a home, but with a family and a therapeutic model of care that is individually tailored and proven to work. Through their Lighthouse experience, young people can heal; learn again to relate to others; and start to rebuild their lives.

There are ten Lighthouse homes in Melbourne with a Mothers and Baby Home in Heathmont.  Join us in supporting The Lighthouse Foundation for International Women’s Day 2016.

 

NA-ALBA Scottish Radio Program

Members and guests of the Ringwood Highland Pipe Band are reminded that the Scots of Victoria coordinating group host a weekly radio program on 3ZZZ.

A program for Scots and those of Scottish Heart

 Program Scottish Program
 Radio Station 3ZZZ    92.3FM
 When Mondays
 Time 11:00pm to 12:00 midnight
 What *News   *Music   *Interviews  *Travel
*Items of Interest   *Talk-Back   *What’s On
 Languages  English & Galic
 Talk-back Phone  (03) 9415 1923
 Web  www.3zzz.com.au

Enquiries regarding program content, membership subscriptions, technical support, and community events are asked to contact the convenor Bev Tait on (03) 9743-5383.