University of Winnipeg

2020 Location – University of Winnipeg Campus

515 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, MB

Eckhardt Gramatte Hall: located on the 3rd floor of Centennial Hall. When you enter the main campus doors off of Portage Ave (Area Map), you will see a set of escalators. Go up the escalators to the second floor for registration and band rooms, third floor for Echardt Grammatte Hall and solo platforms. A guided walk to the main entrance at Portage Ave to the escalators.

Date: Saturday, March 21, 2020

Registration: Is now open

Parking: there are paid and unpaid street parking options available around the university – be mindful of parking signage to avoid ticketing. For paid options, see here: Parking Map for the University of Winnipeg

Drop Off: for those with drums and/or those getting dropped off, there is a loading area on Spence Street south of Ellice Ave, on the East side of the Duckworth Sports Complex (U of W Loading Areas). There is also a loading/drop off area at the North doors facing Ellice Ave with an elevator to 2nd and 3rd floors (U of W Loading Areas).

Food & Refreshments
Food and beverage will be available on site: there will be a canteen with snacks available throughout the day. There is a cafeteria on-site as well with a selection of hot/cold meals, as well as several surrounding restaurant options (Garbonzos, Stella’s, to name a couple).

There will also be an on-site beer garden for your refreshment!

For those travelling in from out of town, I’ve been informed that you’ll need to make arrangements with the hotel if you wish to have parking for a coach.

Any questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch directly either in advance or on the day. Very much looking forward to seeing you all on Saturday!!

Safe travels to those making the trip in.


2019 Solo Order of Play

Solo Index – By Event

Solo Order of Play – By Event

Band Order of Play – By Event

Catch the afternoon pipe band competition. Bands will compete in various events to see who will be victorious. Expect to see some very innovative and musical performances.

The Pipe Band contest is one of the larger attractions at this year’s games. Over 15 bands attend regularly from all areas of the province as well as from outside Manitoba. The contest itself is adjudicated by world-class judges in attendance from all over the world. There are four levels of competition that bands can compete in at the games— Grade Two, Grade Three, Grade Four and Grade Five. Grade Two is the highest level of competition at the games. Be sure to attend the closing ceremonies at 5:00 PM where the winners of the pipe band events will be announced.

Throughout the morning, over 220 individual pipers and drummers will compete in solo competitions. Competitors will play various pieces of music ranging from marches, strathspeys and reels, to the classical music for the bagpipes— Piobaireachd (pee-ba-rock).