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The RCCO
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R.S. Williams & Sons Co, circa 1898 | St. Paul’s Basilica | Toronto, Ontario

Photo: Len Levasseur

Welcome to Toronto!

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More than three years in the planning, (thanks COVID!) it is wonderful to remind you of the extraordinary event taking place next July. Toronto, Ontario, Canada, is a global center for music, the arts, and festivals. We invite you to take a sneak peek into what promises to be a cultural and educational extravaganza.
As the capital city of the province of Ontario, Toronto is also the center of what is known as the Golden Horseshoe region. By looking at a map one can easily see the ring of the horseshoe from Niagara Falls Ontario to around Oshawa. Here resides one-quarter of the population of Canada. Throughout the region one can find massive tourist investment (Niagara Falls), steel and automotive industries (Hamilton and Oakville), world-class wineries and vineyards (Niagara region), and the central hub of banking, finance, and retail (center city). And yet with all this commerce, Toronto is welcoming, friendly, and engaging for a holiday or for a festival.

A Festival of Pipes: Building Bridges, Forging Friendships encompasses all the best feelings and experiences of conventions past. You know what I mean: the late night banter, the meeting of old friends, getting to know new colleagues, the festive feeling of a shared recital experience, and the joy of learning something new about an instrument, a performer, or a composition.
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Want a special sneak peek of the organs to be finally heard this summer at A Festival of Pipes? Enjoy and listen to a few of these previews with host Michael Barone:

Knox College Chapel
Pipedreams Broadcasts

2023 Calendar - A Festival of Pipes

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The Convention Committee

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Mark Ruhnke
Convention Co-Chair
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Ed McCall
Convention Co-Chair
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David Weind
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David Cruikshank