“Hi Ara,

I was the piper (who had a disastrous attempt at playing in the cold). Do you mind sending me a photo from the morning? It was my first time being at that ceremony, and I wouldn’t mind a photo.

I don’t mind you using my photo for whatever you need. I’m glad it doesn’t have sound as that was somewhat of a disaster. I’m a piper with the Alberta Firefighters Pipe Band ( and have been piping for about 4 years now (2 years with the band). Many members of our band participate in the Memorial project, and this was my first attempt.

I’m still learning how to play in very cold conditions! My favourite thing about Kensington is strolling down the main street and having a coffee at Higher Ground.


Steve “