In 2022, Her Majesty the Queen will become the first British monarch ever to mark 70 years on the throne and celebrate a Platinum Jubilee and we want to be part of the celebrations - which will be wonderful all throughout the commonwealth. We want to help mark this historic year with a project that celebrates and gives back with the Platinum Project! We want to create 70 acts of kindness, donations, or presentation that help others and support creativity and fun - and we want to hear from you!
We will list the events as they take place below, and we encourage you to complete the contact form with your ideas on how we can help - a book drive, charity walk, music or dance show - we know there are many things we can do, in your community and ours.
The Platinum Projects
1. The Katharine Robinson School of Dance - July 4, 2021 70 steps of the traditional highland fling - 72 were performed! Here is their fab video of that event. 2. The Ottawa City Piping College - May 2019 - August 2021 70 tunes recorded and posted on the school wall for sharing and learning. 3. The Schiehallion Dancers of Hamilton- just completed an environmental clean up in various neighborhoods 4. The dance school also took part in a tree planting effort to help the environment 5. Dancers and families donated to their local Shoe Box Project which is a national campaign to help women in local shelters with donations of items needed in many ways. Visit them at www.shoeboxproject.ca to see how you can take part in your city. 6. The Schiehallion Dancers also participated in performances at their local retirement home to the enjoyment of many seniors. 7. Homemade anniversary cards for veterans at the Aylmer, Quebec Legion's 90th anniversary party on October 23, made by the kids in grades 1,2, and 3 from Holy Spirit Catholic School, Stittsville, ON. 8. A Robbie Burns concert at the St. Patrick's Care Home in Ottawa with bagpipes, dancing, and song. 9. 70 homemade cards with well wishes made by piper Sophie Goderre and her 2 young daughters, for the kids at CHEO (Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario) to be delivered this Christmastime. 10. Bringing the total number of cards for CHEO to 200 for all the patients and staff, Bethany will make another 130 Christmas cards. 11. A special performance organized by Bethany to help mark the Poppy's 100th anniversary in Canada. Story here 12. A visit to the Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa's Don McGahan Clubhouse to share our music with the kids. 13. A show at the St. Pat's Retirement Home in Ottawa to mark Robbie Burns Day in house for the residents. 14. Personalized musical recordings sent to people in need - sharing our talents and brightening their days 15. Donation by the Sons of Scotland Pipe Band to the Loch Norman Highland Games in North Carolina - something truly Canadian and fun! 16. A personalized tune for sponsor and friend Tom Fraser who supports the pipe band's music program. 17. Highland donations in and out for worthy musicians and friends at the Ottawa City Piping College 18. Rehab of pipes for a dear student friend whose pipes need a lot of TLC. 19. A little chanter and pipes recording for Tartan Day and some cute daycare kids! 20. A tune for a dear friend's late husband at his gravesight. Something special just for them. 21. A food donation for a friend who needed a wee surprise. 22. A band performance at the local Royal Canadian Legion where we practice to thank them for use of their hall. A grand way to mark Canada Day! 23. A few tunes at the home of one of our benefactors to entertain him on Canada Day and liven up the street! 24. An in depth interview on music and community for a university student's program. 25. A memorial service piping performance for a friend at his local pub. 26. Piping a few tunes before a funeral for a wonderful lady who was visiting her late husband's ashes that turned a very difficult day into one easier to bear. 27. Picked up an extra case of cold water for our players and guests to enjoy at the highland games. 28. Pulling a former player out of retirement to surprise the band with a guest performance at the same highland games. 29. Piping on Parliament Hill for the memorial of a dearly departed piping friend. 30. Fall donations to the local helpful community centre. Giving back and making sure our community is warm and taken care of. 31. Donations of coats and toiletries to the community centre to help those in need. 32. Helping mark a milestone birthday for someone by having them try the pipes. Made for an unforgettable experience! 33. Arranged for a trio of us musicians to bring music and fun to Katharine Robinson's 70th birthday party. I'll continue the celebrations by putting together a wee video to mark the special occasion! 34. Writing a tune for a dancing teacher friend. She will get it by Christmas, and it's a surprise. 35. Pledged with a dear padre to donate services to people who can't afford our services at any upcoming funerals. 36. Donated food to the local shelter after our celeidh. Sharing our lovely offerings in the community. 37. Coats and more warm clothing donated to the local community shelter to help with the season's needs. 38. Working with a dear friend on an upcoming performance to help her and her family - giving back and making a difference. 39. Fundraising for travel? Absolutely. And with a whisky tasting too! 40. On the coldest day of the year so far, donated hats, mitts, scarves and gloves to the shelter. Made them very happy, me as well.