Powell River Pipe Band fonds. – 1930 – 1990.—2 cm of textual records – 2 scrapbooks

The Powell River Pipe Band was formed in 1930. In 1937 the band went to Vancouver to play for the visit of King George and Queen Elizabeth and it was at this time that the Powell River Company decided to sponsor the band, with the members being assured of job security. The Band became ‘Good Will Ambassadors’ and toured North America on behalf of the Powell River Company. Many trophies and honours were won while wearing the McGregor tartan in honour of Lt Col John MacGregor, VC. After MacMillian Bloedel became the owners in 1962 the Hunting MacMillian tartan worn by the drummers reflected H.R. MacMillian. The band did not compete after 1970 and it became dormant in 1980’s.

The fonds consists of records of the Powell River Pipe Band. Includes a history and two scrapbooks.
Title based on contents of fonds.

Series description of the

  • History. –1992. – 2cm of textual records.

The series consists of a history (1930-1992) written by a former member of the Band, Jim McNeil.

Title based on contents of series.

  • Scrapbooks. --1940.—3. 5cm of textual records.

The series consists of two scrap book albums which include photographs, correspondence and reflect the ‘Goodwill Tour of the Pacific Coast’ and the El Paso, Texas tours in 1940. The latter album was presented to Harold Foley, President of the Powell River Company.

Title based on contents of series.