Lone piper

Christa-Mae Lawrie serenades Cherry Park Retirement Residence on Sunday.

(VIDEO below story)

Residents of a downtown Penticton seniors’ home got a blast of the bagpipes Sunday afternoon, when their neighbours’ granddaughter dropped by for a visit.

“I just wanted to say hi,” Kelowna woman Christa-Mae Lawrie said between tunes outside Cherry Park Retirement Residence, which is closed to visitors as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.

She announced her presence on the lawn by serenading her grandparents, Doug and Dolores Lawrie, who listened from their balcony above.

Lawrie said she figured an impromptu performance would help break the monotony of her grandparents’ self-isolation.

“She always thinks of fun things to do,” Doug said.

Seniors’ homes across B.C. have been ordered to implement strict measures, such as suspending non-essential visits, to help stop the spread of COVID-19.