Special Council Recognition for Amelia Parker

MOPC Council was treated to a performance by the talented Amelia Parker during its December meeting. Amelia was represented with a special recognition plaque by the council for her accomplishments as a musician and inspiring young person.
Amelia Parker, 17, of Central West River, is a talented young musician who is one of 11 young people in Canada, and the only Nova Scotian, to receive the 2022 MusiCounts Amplify Scholarship.
The $3,500 scholarship is awarded each year to emerging music leaders, producers and performers who are judged to represent the future of Canada’s music industry. A team of music industry professionals from The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences awards the scholarship.
Amelia has played the fiddle since she was six and will graduate from Northumberland Regional High School this June. She will attend Dalhousie University in the fall and study music.
She not only performs but also competes in many fiddling competitions in Canada and the United States. In 2019, she received awards in the National Scottish Championships and in 2022, she was invited to compete in the Canadian Grand Masters in Winnipeg.
She also teaches fiddle lessons and released her first Intertwined CD in 2019. She is working on her second CD to be released in late 2023.
On behalf of our council for the Municipality of Pictou County, we wish Amelia great success as she furthers her studies in music.
Presenting her plaque are MOPC Warden Robert Parker, left, and District 7 Coun. David Parker, both of which are uncles of Amelia.