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…

PNW Highland Games Program – schedule mistake in program

The Pacific Northwest Highland Games program was intended to point people to the piping and drumming tent for the official schedule, however, the 2012 schedule was accidentally printed. Please don’t rely on the program schedule for piping and drumming, but refer to the posted schedule, and ultimately, the piping and drumming tent schedule on the day…

Memorial: Jim MacDonald 8/28/1932 – 7/23/2014

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Jim MacDonald, a past member of the Seaforth Highlanders of Canada and a past President of the BCPA in the 1970s passed away on July 16. His Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at Victory Memorial Park Funeral Centre, 14831 28th Avenue, Surrey. Further details are at http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/theprovince/obituary.aspx?n=james-macdonald&pid=171800443#sthash.dwRUGEwv.dpuf 

2014 Bellingham Highland Games schedules and Order of Play posted

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The links on the BCPA website are updated with the order of play, solo piping and solo drumming platform and band schedules (see below) for the Saturday, June 7 Bellingham Highland Games.  The previously posted schedule had last year’s events from the balanced competition schedule. This is the updated 2014 Bellingham Band Schedule: Grade 5 Quick…

Memorial: Colin MacRae Sr. 11/7/1928 – 4/20/2014

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Colin MacRae Sr. was widely respected and admired for his influence on piping in the Northwest. The son of Alexander MacRae, founder of the Washington Scottish and the Seattle Pipe Bands, he started taking piping lessons in 1939 from Alistair MacMillan of Tacoma in the old style of Piobaireachd and was long strongly involved in the Northwest…