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For over 25 years, the College of Piping and Celtic Performing Arts has provided a world-class education to students within our community and around the world.

Building on the vision of our late founder Scott MacAulay, the College now enters into a new era of excellence. We have already raised initial funding of $2,700,000 and designed a modern facility that will provide new opportunities for enhanced learning, culture, and community.

The new Performing Arts Education Centre is equipped to facilitate the growing needs of students, faculty, and programming. Each space is carefully designed to invite hard work, inspire dedication and provide opportunity to o er more programming — and to more students — than ever before.

We invite you, our neighbors, to join us in a combined e ort of public, private and corporate partnership to make this project a reality. Let’s work together and empower generations to come. Let’s work together and build the Performing Arts and Education Centre.

Questions? Call us for more information.

Business Manager
The College of Piping and Performing Arts of Canada
619 Water Street East
Summerside, PEI C1N 4H8

Office: (902) 436-5377
Email: roger.downie@collegeofpiping.com


The Right Honourable David Johnston

His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston has accepted the invitation to become Patron of The College of Piping and Celtic Performing Arts of Canada.

David Johnston began his professional career as an assistant professor in the Faculty of Law at Queen’s University in 1966, moving to the Law Faculty at the University of Toronto in 1968. He became dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of Western Ontario in 1974. In 1979, he was named principal and vice-chancellor of McGill University, and in July 1994, he returned to the McGill Faculty of Law as a full-time professor. In June 1999, he became the fifth president of the University of Waterloo.

Mr. Johnston has served on many provincial and federal task forces and committees. He has also served on the boards of a number of companies, including Arise, CGI, Fairfax, and Masco. He was president of the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada and of the Conférence des recteurs et des principaux des universités du Québec. He was the founding chair of the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy, chaired the federal government’s Information Highway Advisory Council, and served as the first non-American chair of the Board of Overseers at Harvard University. He is the author or co-author of two dozen books, holds honorary doctorates from over a dozen universities, and has been awarded the Order of Canada (Companion).

Mr. Johnston holds an LLB from Queen’s University (1966), an LLB from the University of Cambridge (1965), and an AB from Harvard University (1963). While at Harvard, he was twice selected for the All-American hockey team and is a member of Harvard’s Athletic Hall of Fame. His academic specializations include securities regulation, information technology and corporate law.

He was born in Sudbury, Ontario, and is married to Sharon Johnston. They have five adult daughters and seven grandchildren.

Sworn in on October 1, 2010, His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston is the 28th governor general since Confederation.

The Honourable H. Frank Lewis

His Honour, the Honourable H. Frank Lewis, Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island has accepted the invitation to become Patron of The College of Piping and Celtic Performing Arts of Canada.

The Honourable H. Frank Lewis was sworn in as Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island and invested as a member of the Order of P.E.I., for which he serves as Chancellor, in a special ceremony on August 15, 2011. He is the 41st Lieutenant Governor since the colony of PEI was established and the 28th since Confederation.

H. Frank Lewis is a life-long resident of York, Prince Edward Island, where many of his ancestors settled, some as early as 1817. Mr. Lewis had a lengthy career in business including several successful entrepreneurial ventures, notably in tourism, and is most widely known as a broadcasting industry executive with a career that began in 1966.

From the early days of his working life in Charlottetown, Mr. Lewis has been actively engaged with business and community organizations as a volunteer, leader and mentor. Many organizations have recognized him for his leadership, commitment and contributions. His awards include induction into the Canadian Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame in 2006 and the Junior Achievement of Prince Edward Island Business Hall of Fame in 2010.

In fulfilling his duties as Lieutenant Governor, Mr. Lewis will continue to reach out to the business community and non-profit organizations across Prince Edward Island to acknowledge their contributions to a prosperous and caring society.

His Honour has been married to Dorothy (Millar) for 55 years and they have five children, 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.