To The Heather-Belle Ladies' Pipe Band Alumnae and Friends:We have completed writing the story of The Heather-Belle Ladies' Pipe Band
As you all know, the Heather-Belles were a unique women's pipe band that - for over fifty years - brought Scottish music and entertainment to Manitoba and beyond.
Following the Band's 50th Anniversary in 2001, a Committee was struck to write its history. We collected documents, memorabilia and stories from the Band's many Alumnae members.
However after a few years, progress slowed. We were spurred into action by two sad events - the formal dissolution of The Heather-Belle Ladies' Pipe Band in late 2007 and the untimely death of long-time Pipe Major Marlene Stephen in early 2009.
We have completed our task. The book is in the final design stages and we anticipate the finished product will be in our hands by early December 2010. We have done our best to capture the spirit and enthusiasm of the Band and we hope that everyone will find a familiar story or picture amongst its pages.
We have decided to print 200 copies and are offering them to you for twenty dollars ($20) each plus shipping. The books will be approximately 175 pages in length, hard-cover and contain a section of coloured pictures. The Band has a few dollars left from the sale of its uniforms and equipment, and we are using some of those resources to offset some of the cost of the books.
Once this task is completed, we will be applying to the Manitoba Archives to accept the Band's records, as they represent a significant chapter in Manitoba's history.
Please let us know as soon as possible if you are interested in purchasing a book (or books).
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