President: Annalise Van Ham
Ever since our son proclaimed that he was going to be a piper at the age of three, my husband and I knew we’d need to find a pipe band. In Calgary we quickly identified the Ogden Legion Pipe Band as the place for us. Our son is now in the start of his seventh year with OLPB and remains enthusiastic about his instructors, his fellow band mates, the activities and his music. We’ve had the pleasure in this time to also travel with the band to Scotland both in 2008 and 2011, that latter trip with extraordinary results and we look forward to continued opportunities. As a parent volunteer, I’ve worked with the executive, first as treasurer for three years and am pleased to sit as president of the OLPB Parents’ Association since November of 2011.
Vice-President: Margaret Maxwell
Treasurer: Jenn Preza
I have been involved with the piping and drumming community for a number of years through friends and family as a somewhat innocent bystander. When my daughter Celeste decided she would like to take up the pipes and become a part of the Ogden Legion Pipe Band family that all changed! I have had the pleasure to work with the families and executive for the last few years fundraising, planning workshops and managing the books and in the process refined my passion for Scotch everything Scottish!
Registrar: Marie Sinclair
I’ve been involved with the band for nine years, since our son joined the organization as a piper. He is currently still a member, and our daughter also spent many years in the band as a snare drummer in that time period. I’ve volunteered as Registrar for a couple of years now, and have also volunteered for many years in fundraising and event coordinator roles. I plan to continue to be actively involved in the band as long as I have kids who are members!
Secretary: Jason Sjostrom
Jason is the Director of the National Coaching Institute at the Canadian Sport Centre Calgary. Jason’s son Luke, has been with the band since 2009. His daughter competes in highland dancing with the Alberta Rocky Mountain School of Highland Dancing. His wife Heather has tolerated his passion for all things highland since their wedding in 1997. A solo bagpipe competitor himself, he is looking forward to a long future of his son beating him at every piping competition!
Webmaster: Steve Elliott
Having no musical abilities whatsoever himself, Steve is happy to live his musical dreams through his son, who started learning the chanter with the band in 2011.