The Pipes and Drums of Canada, formerly known as the Ontario Massed Legion Pipes and Drums, was a dream brought to reality in 1974 by Senior Pipe Major, Ross Baxter, of the Collingwood Legion Pipe Band. He envisioned a band of pipers and drummers traveling to faraway places, representing Canada, Ontario and the Royal Canadian Legion.
In the first year the band consisted of players from Collingwood, Hanover, Stayner, Kincardine, Brampton, Listowel and Midland, with many joining from other parts of Ontario in the years that followed. The tours have also had many members join the band from other provinces in Canada.
The band holds monthly practices at the Royal Canadian Legion in Orillia, Ontario and are most appreciative of the ongoing support that the R.C.L., Branch 34, continues to give them.