Local teen wins Square Dance, Fiddlers draw prize

Square Dancers and Old Tyme Fiddlers Entertain at Trade Fair

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Leduc, AB – June 6, 2022: Emily R., 16, of Leduc, won a big prize at the Black Gold Rodeo Trade Fair last weekend. The prize, with a value of $170, consisted of a Tim Hortons Gift Pack donated by the Community Dance Capital District Association, and two tickets to the Grand North American Old Time Fiddle Championship donated by the Wild Rose Old Tyme Fiddlers Association. Emily plays violin and looks forward to enjoying her tickets to the Fiddle Championship in July. “I’ve been playing for about a year, and it’s so exciting to be able to go to this championship,” she said.

Prize winner Emily R. of Leduc

Square dancers in colourful traditional outfits entertained with the whirl and swirl of old-time and modern square dance at Leduc’s Trade Fair on June 3 and 4, dancing to both recorded music and the live music of the Wild Rose Fiddlers from Edmonton. Callers Donna Ingram and Tom Gray each led a traditional-style dance, while Gary Winters and Ken Sipe kept the dancers moving to both the fiddle tunes and modern music.

The dance event was jointly organized by the BG Rodeo Association, the CDCDA, the Wild Rose Fiddlers, and Leduc’s Happy Homesteaders Square Dance Club.

The club will dance Wednesday evenings starting on September 21.

About the CDCDA:

The Community Dance Capital District Association (CDCDA) is a non-profit umbrella group that supports and coordinates various traditional dance forms — Square Dance, Clogging, Contra Dance, Choreographed Ballroom, and Line Dance–in the Edmonton Area.

About WROTFA:

The Wild Rose Old Tyme Fiddlers Association exists to encourage, foster and develop an appreciation of Old Tyme Fiddle Music in a spirit of friendship, and to preserve this musical heritage for our generation and for future generations to enjoy. To this end, they host fiddle contests, dances. fiddle camps, and other special events.

About Leduc Square Dance:

Leduc Square Dance is the online presence of the Happy Homesteaders Square Dance Club. Founded in Sept. 1981, the group moved to Leduc two years later and except for two years when shut down by COVID-19, has danced continuously since. The club will resume dancing at Telford House every Wednesday at 6:45 starting Sept. 21.