AlgomaTrad Registration Open! + Vote for O’Schraves + Brian Pickell Band Tour + TriviaNight Results

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So much to tell you about at the beginning of this beautiful, sunny, snow-melting, sap-running, warmish, muddy, sandhill crane/purple finch/robin-returning month of April!

Cowboy Jim and SidekickAlgomaTrad Registration Now Open!

Cowboy Jim and Sidekick want you to know that registration for AlgomaTrad is now open. You can register and pay on-line or download a pdf of the registration form and send in your registration and payment by mail. The Staff/Team page will continue to be updated as we confirm our instructors. OK, the gates are open….lots of new folks have been asking, so register early and good luck! BTW, aside from our usual excellent teaching staff and great food, we did want to mention that Steve Willoughby will be back this year leading another canoe-building workshop….yay!

The O’Schraves Make it to the Regional Semi-finals

searchlight-badgeThe O’Schraves made it to the regional (Northeastern Ontario) semi-finals of the CBC Searchlight contest. If you’d like to support us into the next round, you can vote every day until this Sunday, April 13, at 3pm. The link to our CBC Music page is  As well, Lorissa Scriven, who taught as a volunteer at the camp last year, has made it to the semi’s in the Edmonton region. You can vote for her at And Julie Fitzgerald (Kerry’s sister) made it through in the Ottawa region, her link is You can vote for all of us, every day, on every device you have!

Team Devon 2014

Team Devon 2014

AlgomaTrad Trivia Night Fun-draiser Results

We had a great night on Saturday, April 5, with 10 full tables and a challenging contest designed by Gina Marie Wilson…Thanks GM and Barb Willoughby for all your hard work taking the lead on this event. Thanks to all our Board and their families who once again rose to the challenge and helped make this a successful fundraiser for the Camp. The evening was made extra-special by performances by some of our AlgomaTrad youth musicians – thank you Samantha Giguere, Vanessa Ervin, Emma Wildman, Carolyn Devon, Wesley Willoughby, Josh Morehouse, Brya Bromfield, and Áine. Thanks to the Richards Landing Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 374, and Cameron Ross for their support. The evening was sponsored by Steam Whistle Brewing for the second year – we love that beer (great people too!) OH, and we had to go to the tie-breaker for the winning team….and they are….TEAM DEVON. Hope you guys enjoy your bars of Suzanne’s Soap, and Pat was just kidding about you having to shower all together……..

The Brian Pickell Band

The Brian Pickell Band, Yellowknife 2013

Brian Pickell Band New CD Release Tour

Julie and Pat will be on a new CD-release tour with the Brian Pickell Band from Thursday, April 24 to Monday, April 28. We are really excited about the new CD; it features numerous compositions that were written for winners of the Great Brian Pickell Tune Commission auctions at AlgomaTrad over the last few years. PLUS all the music is mighty, the recording sounds great…and we had a blast recording it! The dates and venues are as follows:

Thursday April 24th, 7:30 PM, EDGAR STUDIO PRESENTS
925 Rest Acres Rd. @HWY 403
Tickets $20 at the door, $18 in advance , 12 and under, $10.
Call (519) 754-2439,

Friday April 25, 2014, 8p.m., St. Columba Church, 250 Lincoln Rd.,
$30.00 adult/senior, $20.00 student(discount available for multiple  orders)
Peter H. Roe: 519-886-6395

MAPLEVIEW HOUSE CONCERTS , Grey County (near Flesherton/Markdale)
Saturday, April 26th, 7:30 pm, RSVP only $20  Mapleview House Concerts

LEITH CHURCH (near Owen Sound)
Sunday April 27 [ 2:00 pm]
$20 general seating – tickets at the Roxy Theatre 519-371-2833.

Monday, April 28th 7.30pm, St David and St Patrick Church, 520 Speedvale Ave. E
$15 in advance, /$20 at the door
Contact:  Rick or Judy  519-763-2494 for reservations