Steelpan pioneers recognised

Toronto’s Pan Arts Network (PAN), as it does annually, paid tribute last weekend to two people who have taken the steelpan to higher heights in Canada. The Network handed out the awards at its Snowflakes on Steel show last week in Toronto, and flanking this year’s awardees are PAN executives Wendy Jones (l) and Earl La Pierre (r). The 2013 Pan Pioneer award was presented to Jerry Jerome, while the Woamn in Pan award went to Beverly Hamblett-Holdford.