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Can anyone in the pan movement in Ontario, Canada please tell me what is happening to the O.S.A. ( Ontario Steelband Association ). There is absolutely no information on their website, and as a matter

of fact, I’m not sure that it’s even still functioning ( both the website and the Association ) There have been no meetings of any kind for the past year and as a matter of fact, if you go on to their website,there is a note from the webmaster stating, “ if you are the owner of this site ……”

   I have been asking some of the older heads about this situation and all I keep hearing is, “well boy, I really eh know what going on nah”. My response to this association, if you , the President or Chairman

or whomever,  is not interested in representing the pan people and steel band lovers in this country, at least have the common decency and resign or at least, call a meeting and ask for a new board of

directors to be elected .  

  There seems to be only a handful of people that have kept the pan movement going in this town,but it seems that there is nothing being done by those individuals that were given the assignment to “do something for pan”  People like Wendy Jones who has been doing the odd concert, the La Pierre’s who have always been there in the background and also Salah Wilson, who has been an Ambassador in

the pan movement, holding pan tuning clinics, teaching youngsters how to play our National Instrument, and carrying the pan to new heights. But what of the O.S.A….. nothing.

Once again, no respect for the pan. My advice to you, either shit or get off the pot !

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