Celebration of Life for BCPA Life Member Andrew Bonar

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The Celebration of Life for Andrew William “Boney” Bonar will be held at the Mary Pattison Chapel at Pacific Academy, 10238 168 St, Surrey, BC at 3:00 pm on Sunday, October 22, 2017. In 2016, Andrew created the Boney Music Invitational to raise monies for brain cancer research. At his request, the BC Pipers Association…

Memorial Service for BCPA Life Member Ian MacDougall

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The Memorial Service for BCPA Life Member Ian MacDougall will be held on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 11:00 am at the Cascade Community Church (Salvation Army), 35190 Delair Road, Abbotsford. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Kidney Foundation or a charitable foundation of your choice. The link to Ian’s obituary…

The passing of BCPA Life Member Andrew Bonar

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BCPA Life Member Andrew Bonar passed away on October 13, 2017 surrounded by his family following a courageous battle against brain cancer. “Boney”, as he was affectionately known, was a top Open piper who won all the major BCPA solo awards multiple times (MacCrimmon Memorial Cairn, Knockout Final, Annual Gathering Aggregate, Grand Aggregate), won top…

The passing of BCPA Life Member Ian MacDougall

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BCPA Life Member and former President Ian MacDougall passed away on October 11, 2017. Ian was the long serving Pipe Major of the competitively successful Abbotsford Legion Pipe Band, prize winning Open piper, adjudicator, and respected teacher of young pipers and juvenile bands in the Fraser Valley. He dedicated many years to the promotion and…

BCPA announcement on realignment of band grades and bands for 2018 season

The results of BCPA work on realigning band grades and band grade assignments for the 2018 season is presented here. http://www.bcpipers.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/BCPA-announcement-on-realignment-of-band-grades-and-bands-for-2018-season.pdf All BCPA region competition pipe bands are advised to carefully review the document, which will be discussed as part of the online Pipe Bands Leadership Forum Conference on October 14, 2017. Conference registration details have previously…

St. Andrew’s Ball Ticket Information & Details

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Dear Ladies and Gentlemen, You are cordially invited to the 2017, St Andrew’s Ball, Vancouver. Saturday, Nov 18th, 2017, 6pm-11pm, Ticket price $130 at the Coast Plaza Hotel, 1763 Comox Street ​ Four course formal dinner and all night Scottish Country dancing, with music provided by the Vancouver Fiddle Orchestra and entertainment by Shot of…

2017-2018 Mini-Gathering Registration Now Live

Registration for the 2017-2018 Mini-Gatherings are now available here. You can also find information regarding tune requirements and rules there as well. Please remember you can sign up for a BCPA membership here as well and find out more information about memberships here. We look forward to seeing you at the first contests of the…

2018 St Andrew’s Ball – Saturday, November 18th

Have you saved the date?  Sat, Nov 18th. Are you bringing a table of 8 (or 10)? Get your tables ready or we can help place you! Coast Plaza Hotel, 1763 Comox Street – $130 per ticket (limited discount tickets available) Formal attire – Have you heard of ‘Affordable Kilts’?  www.affordablekilts.com We’ve got all your…