Feb 21 BCPA Mini-Gathering Results and Pictures Posted

The Results page has been updated with the event results and aggregates from the February 21, 2015 BCPA Mini-Gathering. Our thanks to BCPA Photography team member Ken MacKenzie for taking pictures on the day and posting them so quickly on the Photo Gallery page. Finally, our thanks to the many volunteers who helped to put…

Feb 21 Mini-Gathering is at Pitt River Middle School

This is a reminder that the Feb 21 2015 Mini-Gathering is at Pitt River Middle School, 2070 Tyner St, Port Coquitlam, BC. Competition starts at 11:00 am. The Orders of Play are located here The Schedule is located here Please note that the Schedule has been updated to correctly show the Beginner Side Drumming 3/4 March…

Mini-Gathering and Annual Gathering Updates

Mini-Gathering The February 21, 2015 BCPA Mini-Gathering will be held at its usual venue, Pitt River Middle School, 2070 Tyner St, Port Coquitlam, BC, V3C 2Z1. The deadline for February Mini-Gathering entries is February 7. Annual Gathering The BCPA Annual Gathering will be held on Friday and Saturday April 3 and 4, 2015 at the same…

Updated: The Passing of Ron MacLeod, O.C., Life Member

Ron MacLeod BCPA Annual Dinner 2011 (784)

Ron MacLeod, Officer of the Order of Canada and Life Member of the BC Pipers’ Association passed away on January 15, 2015. He was one of the founding members of the Piobaireachd Club and he made a great contribution to piping in BC through his compilation of piobaireachd histories. He was a strong supporter and promoter…

BCPA congratulates prize winners at Winter Storm 2015

Blair Brown and Fiona Senyk - Winter Storm 2015 (IMG_1852)

BCPA would like to congratulate the following prize winners at Winter Storm 2015, January 9 in Kansas City, MO from the BCPA area and from BCPA member bands. North American Gold Medal Snare Drumming Championships 1st Blair Brown North American Amateur Snare Drumming Championships Grade 1 1st Fiona Senyk Gold Medal Tenor Drumming Championships 1st…

Mini Gathering details

Here’s a map link that pinpoints the exact entrance to the parkade at SFU that participants should use for the mini-gathering. https://maps.google.ca/maps?sll=49.2802772%2C-122.9227778&sspn=0.0215013%2C0.0439462&cid=0&q=49°16%2749.0″N+122°55%2722.0″W&output=classic&dg=ntvb Here’s a campus map: .  http://www.sfu.ca/fs/files/Campus_Profile/Campus_Maps/sfu_campus_map_2013_14x8_handout_color.pdf. We recommend that once participants have entered the parade, they should park on the topmost level on the roof, close to the West Mall Centre.  This will put their car on the…

Membership, Surveys, Mini-Gatherings and Ceilidhs, Oh My!

Membership forms available, Mini Gathering entries, Calendar updated Registration is available on the Membership page. There have been a bunch of changes, review the bullet points before re-registering for 2014/2015.  Mini Gathering entries are available on the Mini-Gatherings page, and the first few events of 2014/2015 have been added to our Calendar page. 2013/2014 Membership…

BCPA Fall 2014 Events

Due to declining interest on behalf of Knockout competitors and spectators as well as an increased financial loss attributed to the event over the past several years, the BC Pipers’ Association has made the difficult decision not to host the Knockout contest this season. However, the BCPA understands the desire of many members to continue…