Judges were: Samantha Robichaud, Cliff Manley and Julie Johnstone. Piano accompanist was Stacey Read. Master of Ceremonies was Rod MacKay. The step dancers were: Sara Nelson, Merium and Meredith Hecks, Amelia de Arcos and Janelle Melanson from New Brunswick and Amelia Parker from Pictou.
60 years and over
First: Lorimer Higgins, Bridgewater. Trophy donated by Marjorie Fraser, Toney Mills and also $50 donated by Brian Craig of Pictou
Second: Mary Smith, North Rustico, P.E.I. Trophy and $45 donated by John MacLeod of River John
Third: Basil Miller, Bedford, N.S. Trophy donated by River John Festival Committee and $40 donated by John and Forlence Craib of River John
11 years and under
First: Amelia Parker, Pictou. Trophy donated by Craig Reid in memory of Elaine and Ian Reid. $50 donated by Robert and Lynn MacLeod in memory of Florence Killen.
Second: Sara Nelson, Lower Cloverdale, N.B. Trophy by Shelly and Muriel in memory of Charlie Haslam. $45 by Craig Reid.
Third: James Nelson, Lower Cloverdale, N.B. Trophy and $40 by Ron and Greta Langille in memory of Shelly.
First: Miriam Hicks, Westcock, N.B. Trophy in memory of Boyd and Betty MacKenzie and Ann Griffiths from the family. $50 by Triple R Construction, River John.
Second: Rowan Larson, New Glasgow. Trophy by Burns Elliott Carpentry, Seafoam. $45 by River John Ladies Group.
Third: Haley Murray, River John. Trophy by River John Coffee Club. $40 by Jimmy Sutherland, Welsford.
First: Janelle Melanson, Moncton, N.B. Trophy by River John Lions Club. $50 by River John Coffee Club.
Second: Amelia de Arcos, Moncton, N.B. Trophy by Shelia and Jason Langille in memory of Everett Langille. $45 by Leetiks.
Third: Heather Cameron, Plymouth. Trophy by IOOF #34 River John and $40 by IOOF #24 River John.
Overall Highest Marks – Janelle Melanson. Trophy by Julie and James Johnstone in memory of Fiddler Lloyd Tattrie of Tatamagouche. $100 by River John Coffee Club.
Highest total for Pictou County Contestant: Heather Cameron. Trophy by Raymond and Marlene MacDonald in memory of Dave Buckle. $50 by Neil A. MacKenzie Construction in memory of Fleur Mainville.
Youngest contestant: James Nelson, age 8. Trophy in memory of Donnie Langille, River John from the family.
Second youngest contestant: Sara Nelson, age 10. Trophy in memory of Rev. Don Sutherland from the family.
Submitted by Raymond and Marlene MacDonald
Heather Cameron won the award for the highest score of a Pictou County contestant at the River John Fiddling Contest.