Peter F. Walker Memorial Bursary
The Peter F. Walker Memorial Bursary is a joint partnership between the family of Peter Walker and Roland Canada. This bursary is awarded to a deserving student who wishes to pursue a career in music and train at Nimbus School of Recording & Media.
Each year, one student will be selected to receive a $1000.00 bursary toward their education at Nimbus. Preference will be given to those who have a passion for music and technology. All international and local students starting in the January intake may apply. Only contracted students who have paid their deposits will be eligible to receive this bursary.
We are currently accepting applications for the 2019 Peter F. Walker in Memoriam Bursary.
ABOUT PETER WALKER
Peter Walker played guitar. He started as a young teenager and was playing in coffee houses and busking in Montreal by the time he was 16. Over the years, he played with a score of bands. He came west and worked for John Larrivée building acoustic and electric guitars.
Once Peter married and had children on the way, he returned to school to study Electronic Technology. These studies led to his employment at Roland Canada where he had a long career as the National Service Manager.
Peter was always a session man with his guitar, focusing his playing on the original Blues of the deep south. Singing and playing traditional Blues helped him to establish a great reputation in the Vancouver Blues scene. He was the host of the Cottage Bistro Blues Jam for many years.
Peter died suddenly on February 11, 2016 at 61 years of age due to complications following routine surgery. Peter’s family is offering this bursary in partnership with Roland Canada to honour Peter’s life and music, with the hopes of encouraging others with the same drive to pursue their talents.