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Saskatoon Boys' Pipe Band

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The Saskatoon Boys Pipe Band appear in 1962, before any uniforms are in place.

Photo: courtesy Donna & Gordon Findlater

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The band has uniforms the following summer.
The tartan chosen was the Saskatchewan Tartan, which was designed by the wife of Saskatchewan's then Lt. Governor.
Photo: courtesy Donna & Gordon Findlater

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The Saskatoon Highland Games - 1963

A close look at this photo reveals the NSR Pipe Band [white tunics], The Saskatoon Boys (centre) and two unidentified groups.

Photo: courtesy Donna & Gordon Findlater

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The Saskatoon Boys - 1960s

This photo features a few members who are still active today!

Photo:courtesy Donna & Gordon Findlater

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Postcard

Pipers L-R: Rob Findlater (P/M), Cam McIntosh, Larry Gray, Richard Betker, Bob Morton, Allan Brooks, Glen McEwan, Dennis Reed, Ron McDougall, Dave Robinson, Brian McHolm, Gordon Findlater (P/Sgt)

Drummers L-R: ?, Fred Betker, Larry Dunn, Ken Morton, 4?

Photo: courtesy Donna & Gordon Findlater

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 A Later Postcard

Photo: courtesy Donna & Gordon Findlater

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Saskatoon Star-Phoenix article describing the Boys' adoption of the hat badge insignia of the old 96th Highlanders.

clipping: courtesy Donna & Gordon Findlater

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Saskatoon Boys at Expo '67

The band travelled to Montreal in 1967 to take part in Canada's Centennial Exhibition. Here, the band performs at the Northwest Territories Pavilion.

Photo: courtesy Donna & Gordon Findlater

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Gordon Findlater and Dennis Read

1967

Photo: courtesy Donna & Gordon Findlater

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With Lt. Gov. Worobetz - 1970s

L-R: ?, Dave Hennigan, John Fisher, Hugh Fraser, Colin Dow, John Taras

Photo: courtesy Donna & Gordon Findlater

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The 1971 Moose Jaw Kinsmen Band Festival Parade

The L/D at back is John Fisher--now an icon of pipe band drumming-- and in front is Hugh Fraser, whose pipe band work in Saskatoon has been the foundation of a number of good pipe bands over the years.

Photo: courtesy Donna & Gordon Findlater

1976Ottawa article

For two or three years in the late 1970s, bands from all across Canada met for a championship in Ottawa. This spectacular achievement was the brainchild of, among others, Pipe Major Archie Cairns.

 
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