The Greater Victoria Police Pipe Band (under the musical direction of P/M James W. Troy and D/S Colin Magee) is leaving for Beijing this morning to participate in the Beijing International Culture Tourism Festival. A spectacular gathering of international performers, this festival is hosted by the Beijing Municipal Government and National Tourism Administration.
The band performs a couple of times throughout seven days at various venues, including the Great Wall of China! Although there to play their pipes, they get a chance to do some sightseeing. Keep your eyes peeled here for pictures from the trip! They get back on the 22nd.
Photo courtesy of Victoria Times Colonist
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