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SARAH HYATT/DAILY OBSERVER Left to right: Lesley Buckingham, Barb Palmer and Susan Chalmers prepare for their Wheels of Hope fundraiser walk on Sept. 7.

Women walk for Wheels of Hope fundraiser

PETAWAWA – In 2012, 15,500 people with cancer in Renfrew County needed help getting back and forth to treatment appointments, from the cancer society’s Volunteer Transportation Program.

Honouring the late Jim Hickey

There wasn’t a dry eye in the house Saturday evening as Pembroke’s 39th Old Time Fiddling and Step Dancing Contest grand finale began with a special tribute to the late Jim Hickey.

Another year for true champions

While it was undeniably an emotional evening Saturday for Pembroke’s 39th Old Time Fiddling and Step Dancing Contest, it was also an evening for back-to-back champions.

And the winners are...

Here are the final results of the 39th Annual Pembroke Old Time Fiddling and Step Dancing Championships, held Friday and Saturday night at the Pembroke Memorial Centre.

SEAN CHASE/DAILY OBSERVER Rita Bilodeau shares a laugh with friends as they enjoy a warm summer afternoon in Fiddle Park. The Vermont native has been coming the Pembroke Old Time Fiddling and Step Dancing Championships for the past 30 years.

The future of fiddle culture

The Pembroke Old-Time Fiddling and Step Dancing Championships may be the largest of its kind in Canada but is the spirit of this 39-year-old Labour Day Weekend tradition finally waning?

SEAN CHASE/DAILY OBSERVER Volunteer George Cyr directs traffic at Riverside Park as campers from across Canada and the U.S. arrived at Fiddle Park. This weekend will mark the 39th edition of the Pembroke Old Time Fiddling and Stepdancing Championships.

Fiddle Park open for visitors

With days to go before the 39th annual Pembroke Old Time Fiddling and Step Dancing Championships kick off, enthusiastic competitors and spectators began packing Riverside Park Monday.