Winnipeg Free Press Newspaper Archives May 20 1990, Page 93

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Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - May 20, 1990, Winnipeg, Manitoba Free press May 1990 women awarded in trades Belles Heather Purvis left and Pam Belles fairest pipers in land by Gloria Taylor t Margaret of is the grand prize Winner in the trades and the 1990s arts contest for a Short Story entitled key the Story was one of 14 entries promoting women in trades selected for recognition by a panel of Busi Union and women group rep awards were presented by minister of labor Gerrie Hammond at a ceremony in winning entries will be developed into written materials and video productions promoting women in the trades to parents and the prize Money and merchandise for the contest was donated by 56 corporations and sponsors were the women apprenticeship advisory committee with Manitoba labor and employment and immigration can Charlotte Shymko took first in the literary in visual arts first general went to Diane Ostryzniuk and Chris Keewatin Community College carpentry course for women won first prize for video he sound of the bagpipes heralding a be kilted Scot Tish army regiment into Battle once struck fear into the hearts of its but the same instrument which piped the fearsome la Dies from hell into Battle is played today on More relaxed and Happy As members of the Winnipeg Heather Belle ladies pipe band can the comprised of about 15 pipers and 10 will be celebrating its 40th anniversary next till also be celebrating a Fellowship marked by a sense of performances in various parts of the and International we received City of Winnipeg medals in 1985 when the band won the world pipe band championships in Scotland for the Best ladies pipe said Heather the bands pipe or first in its one of the highlights of the bands career and a proud Mark in the careers of the but the Heather Bel Les have also enjoyed their Many noncompetitive performances at events such As the easter Parade in Florida the Rose the Canadian the Sel Kirk Highland games and the special Treyve also competed in such places As Regina and a fort Garry resident who has played with the band for 17 said one of the prime benefits of some of the competitions is the learning it its Good to get outside of Winnipeg at times because of the like some of the other women in the Purvis also does a lot of instructing and the band members learn from one performing and learning together has created a lasting Bond for some of a nurse at the Boniface began play ing the pipes at the tender age of Purvis says she enjoys playing with the Heather Belles and is one of three in her family involved with the along with her sister Kim and her in her capacity As pipe she is responsible for Choo sing the tunes in the bands repertoire and preparing the women for like Pam a Norwood also be Gan playing at an Early my mom wanted to learn How to she adding however that her mom gave up the but not until Pam had become acquainted with the both women say they enjoy the Fellowship with the others and the the fundraising is an aspect they find having to raise the Money for their trips through events such As socials and various other Mana a West Paul resident and one of the original members of the says she fell away from the band for years while she was Busy raising her but the hiatus came to an end in 1976 when she realized How much she really missed the others when she saw some of the group at the 25th the Winnipeg Heather Belle ladies pipe band was founded by John making its first Public appearance May the women agree that the band owes much credit to Doug instructor of piping for the band for Many i dont think theres anyone who playing who Hast been influenced by him in one Way or said sport Sale ends june Xhu the Lon wearing Superb year round xa4 the positively Al season 40 p155i80r13biw come to your Michelin tire today Furby alignment Brake 376 Furby Between Portage Ellice 7743416 hours 340 Pembina at Fleet 4741336 hours Best for personal service shocks brakes alignments Wem Curtis tire service 986 Arlington Corner of William 7743433 hours Liq a gum Melim

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