RCMP "E" Division Pipe Band
Profile: Lindsay McBlane

Lindsay is a member of the British Association of Teachers of Dancing (B.A.T.D.), the United Kingdom Alliance (U.K.A.), Scotdance Canada, and has been on the Scottish Official Board of Highland Dancing (S.O.B.H.D.) judges panel since 2012. She is the principle instructor for If the Ghillies Fit Highland Dance Studio based in Maple Ridge and the lead dancer for the RCMP 'E' Division Pipe Band Dance Team.

Lindsay began highland dancing when she was 4 years old and competed throughout Canada, the US, and Scotland. Some of her personal dancing highlights include winning the BC Closed Championship 3 times, performing for the Queen at Braemar Highland Games in Scotland, dancing at Carnegie Hall with the Simon Fraser University Pipe Band, and travelling to Australia and New Zealand for a concert series with the pipe band.

Lindsay has been teaching highland dance for over 20 years both in Vancouver and in Edmonton supporting and learning from many experienced and well-known teachers and judges. Since passing her judges exam in 2012, Lindsay has been judging and conducting workshops across Canada. She opened her own highland dance studio, If the Ghillies Fit, in Maple Ridge in the fall of 2017 accepting dancers aged 3 and up in both competitive and non-competitive highland dancing.

Since forming the RCMP 'E' Division dance team in the spring of 2017, following 2 years dancing with the 'K' Division dance team based in Edmonton, Lindsay has fostered the growth of the 'E' Division dance team to 12 performing members, performed in the Okanagan Military Tattoo held in Vernon, BC, and traveled to Estes Park, Colorado for the Long Peaks Scottish and Irish Festival and Tattoo.

In her non-dancing life, Lindsay lives in Maple Ridge with her husband, Derek, and works for Ducks Unlimited Canada as the Head of Geospatial Services for the National Boreal program working to influence conservation planning for waterfowl and wetlands throughout Canada's boreal forest.