YouTube and the Pipe Band

Why would I ever post anything on YouTube?

Why do I make the trek to visit the Victoria Highland Games every year?

Why do I endure the long weekend ferry line ups?

Why am I such a big fan of the SFU Pipe Band?

Here’s why…

It’s become a tradition. I visit some of my friends that live there and reconnect with the good people that put on this amazing event.

And it’s not just my yearly selfie with Jason. (Yes, that’s Jason Paguio, the world champion Drum Major for the SFU Pipe Band.)

Me and Jason

It’s not just eating a “double” portion of haggis! (And then coming back for more!)

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It’s not just having my camera ready for an iconic picture that receives thousands of views when I post it on Twitter.

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It is “being in the right place at the right time” and opting to start a video recording.


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A highlight of the Games is the impressive massed band at the opening and closing ceremony. I positioned myself to be on the side where the SFU pipe band would be.

Little did I know they would invite this young man to march with them?

Playing alongside a world famous pipe band is like skating with Sidney Crosby or cooking with Rachael Ray.


And so worth a post on YouTube.




5 replies
  1. Brenda J. Butler
    Brenda J. Butler says:

    Awesome! The massed bands is my favourite part of the Glengarry Highland Games. They march back and forth, I love the way the sound changes as the pipers approach, then they turn around and the drummers approach, then they turn around and they all head away … Next Highland Games will be at the beginning of August.

  2. Dawn Hope
    Dawn Hope says:

    This post made me smile. This was our school song when I went to Highlands Elementary School in North Vancouver in the 60’s. Our school colours were scarlet and grey.

    Highlands the fighting school
    Highlands the winning school
    Highlands the school of the scarlet and grey
    Taught by the golden rule
    We’ve got the greatest school
    Highlands outshines the others in every way
    We’ll always do our best
    In every game and test
    Though we may leave it
    We’ll always be faithful to….
    Highlands the fighting school
    Highlands the winning school
    Highlands the school of the scarlet and grey.

    Called my sister because I couldn’t remember all the words.

    My niece and nephew now go to this same school. I hear the words have been changed to something more PC


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