A love of music was instilled early in my grandmother’s life when her parents bought her a piano as a young child. Piano lessons led to a long life of musical involvement in the communities she lived – Paynton and Lloydminster – as both a staunch supporter and contributor to the arts and culture scene.
She thoroughly enjoyed the experience of seeing live performances of theatre and symphony, as well as piano performances at the Lloydminster festival each year. Her hope was that I would one day become a famous concert pianist, and although that was not the path I chose, perhaps it will be for one of her scholarship recipients.
This scholarship offers a way to give back in honour of my grandmother and remember the special bond we shared and the positive influence she had on me.
Provided by her granddaughter Jennifer Parker.