Teacher: Jack Lee and Jim Stewart
Band: Robert Malcolm Memorial Pipe Band (grade 3)
I nominated Kirsten
When Kirsten was little, her dad was
always involved in pipe bands as a drummer. When she was three years old, she told
her dad that when she grew up, she wanted to be a bagpiper. She began piping in the
grade 4 White Spot Pipe Band when she was just 7 years old, and in only six months she was
on the pipes. After juggling highland dancing and piping for a few years, she
decided that she wanted to fully concentrate on piping. So far, she has won many
first prizes and aggregates, but her biggest accomplishment yet is having been moved up to
grade one when she was only 13.
Kirsten has played for the Queen and the royal familiy in
Braemar, Scotland as part of the Canadian Massed Pipes and Drums. She's also played
for Prince Andrew and Diana Krall when the were in Vancouver for a conference in 2003.
She has been to Scotland; Idaho; Edmonton, Alberta; Moterey, California; and most
recently Costa Mesa, California - all with different bands. Other than piping,
Kirsten likes to play ice hockey and enjoys any kind of competitive physical activity.