Monday, March 26, 2007 11:02 PM
Bagpipe Fundraiser for Cpl. Ryan Pagnacco

"Music speaks what cannot be expressed, soothes the mind and gives it rest,
heals the heart and makes it whole, flows from heaven to the soul."

Cpl. Ryan Pagnacco's brand new set of McCallum bagpipes

As you know, my brother is a bagpiper. For the last 8 years, Ryan has been playing on a 15-year old set on loan from the Royal Highland Fusiliers of Canada reserve band. Since Remembrance Day (Nov 11th, 2006) we have been raising funds to purchase his "dream set".

On January 30th, 2007, Ryan was surprised to receive his brand new set of bagpipes!

A fellow piper & reservist from Dundas contacted the manufacturer directly, and what resulted was more than any of us could have hoped for! McCallum Bagpipes created a custom set, complete with an engraved plate bearing Ryan's name... and donated it for free!!!
  Your donations have helped two-fold; not only has Ryan benefited from your generous support, but the money raised ($2,500+) will help other wounded soldiers. On Feb 3rd, we will present a cheque to the Wounded Warriors Fund during their fundraising concert in Cambridge.

From Lisa (his fiancee) and Holly (his sister) thank you so very, very much! Your kind words & well wishes have helped Ryan tremendously.

Special thanks to Darryl Owen & Rosie, Melinda Dalton of the K-W Record, Kenny McLeod of McCallum Bagpipes, the RHFC, and all the donatees!

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