Spring Fling 2012 event begins in Grand Forks today

Grand Forks, B.C. and the Grand Forks Pipes and Drums will host the 2012 Spring Fling this weekend.

The Grand Forks Pipes and Drums will be front and centre this weekend as part of the Spring Fling 2012 event.

The Grand Forks Pipes and Drums will be front and centre this weekend as part of the Spring Fling 2012 event.

Grand Forks, B.C. will host the 2012 Spring Fling this weekend (May 4 to 5) with a number of events taking place around the city.

This gathering of bagpipe and drum bands from around the B.C. Southern Interior – which includes the Grand Forks Pipes and Drums – will kick off today (May 4) with a Dog and Suds night at Grand Forks’ Royal Canadian Legion Hall (7353 6th Street, Grand Forks, B.C.)  at 5 p.m. and a solo bagpipe contest will follow at around 7:30 p.m.

Saturday will see a march competition through the streets of Grand Forks, starting at 10 a.m., and it all concludes with a banquet at Grand Forks’ curling rink (7230 21st Street, Grand Forks, B.C.) beginning at 5 p.m.

Spring Fling has been an annual event which has taken place for the last 29 years across the Interior region and is a celebration of Scottish music and culture.

Grand Forks Gazette

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