The Pipes and Drums of the Wa Wa Shrine

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The Pipes & Drums of the Wa Wa Shrine - Los Angeles, 1986
Photo: Duncan Fisher

The Wa Wa Shrine pipe band was formed as one of the units of the local Shrine, and they started with some pipers and drummers who had been part of bands in Regina for a long time. Pipe Major Duncan Fisher had been a member of the 12th Signals and the 10th Field Regiment, and he built the Shrine Pipe Band into the best unit of its kind in North America.

The band has performed at functions throughout Saskatchewan: parades, festivals, and many community events. For many years the band was instrumental in organizing the Regina Highland Games, and they helped build the foundation for the event that continues today. Many of the band members have taught piping and drumming for years, and also helped with the organization of pipe bands and other events.

Back Row [L-R]: Doug Lee, Owen Smail, Bill Kelly, Bob Wilem, Al Stork
Second row [L-R]: Dunc Fisher, Doug Keal, Ray Hukee, Dave Houston, Howard Chamberlain, Doug Keem, Don Felstrom, Bob Watson, George Crawford, Cy Guthro, Bruce Cook, Wes Turner, Jack Jameson.
Third row kneeling [L-R]: Don Flegg, Jim Nicholls,Ken McMillan, Roy McQuarrie, Ray Brown, Jack Gardner.
Front row [L-R]: Harry Mandryk, Gord Shearer, Al Wagner, RonStankov, Geo. Hurn
The Pipes & Drums of the Wa Wa Shrine

 Here the band poses in front of the waterfall gardens at Regina's Kiwanis Park.

Photo: Duncan Fisher

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