2017 Mini-Gathering Schedule

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The schedule for the February 2017 Mini-Gathering is now posted here. The Mini-Gathering will once again be held at Pitt River Middle School, 2070 Tyner Road, Port Coquitlam, BC, V3C 2Z1 and starts at 11:00 a.m. The contest should be finished at about 2:40 p.m.  Other details are located in the Information Guide located here.

2017 February BCPA Mini-Gathering Orders of Play

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A link to the Orders of Play for the 2017 February BCPA Mini-Gathering is now posted here. http://www.bcpipers.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/2017-Feb-BCPA-MiniGathering-OOP.pdf The complete schedule of events will be posted on February 15, 2017. Other details are located in the Information Guide located here. https://bcp3a.wildapricot.org/event-2341232  

54th Annual Tartan Ball on March 25, 2017


Andrew Lee Dazzles Crowd to Win Boney Music Invitational

Competitors of the 2nd annual Boney Music Invitational Piping Competition and recital.

  Andrew Lee of Surrey, British Columbia, stunned the audience during his 20-minute performance and was named champion of the second annual Boney Music Invitational. A panel of five anonymous judges unanimously chose Andrew the winner with Alastair Lee placing second – also by unanimous decision. Andrew Lee was invited to the competition after having…

Celtic Arts Foundation Presents Valley of the Deer Revue on Live Stream

(February 10th, 2017 MOUNT VERNON, WA) The Celtic Arts Foundation is pleased to announce that on Saturday, February 11th, we will be live streaming our Valley of the Deer Revue Concert (formerly Glenfiddich Revue) live from the Littlefield Celtic Center. At 7:00PM PST, online audiences will be treated to music from some of the world’s best…

Reminder: Boney Music Invitational Piping Competition and Recital – February 11th, 2017


The Boney Music Invitational is less than a week away. The top solo pipers of the 2016 BCPA competition circuit will be competing for the Boney Music Invitational Trophy. Enjoy an excellent night of piping in support of brain cancer research. 2017 Boney Music Invitational Information Date and Time: Saturday February 11 at 7:00 pm,…

119th Island Farms Victoria Day Parade Celebrating Canada’s 150th Birthday May 22, 2017

March 15, 2017 is the deadline for applications to participate in the 119th Island Farms Victoria Day Parade commemorating Canada’s 150th Birthday celebration. Over 75,000 people will watch this parade live and this year along with a live broadcast, the will also be hosting a live stream so all of the fans across the country…

McDonald Bagpipe Repairs Closes with Retirement of Mike McDonald

To the piping community, I would like to take this opportunity to let you know that effective 1st February 2017, McDonald Bagpipe Repairs will be closing the doors. I have decided to retire and try to take advantage of the so called Golden years. To this end I have enjoyed  the business and opportunity to…

Andrew Lee wins US Gold Medal Piobaireachd, Winter Storm, January 13, 2017, Kansas City, MO

Andrew Lee - 2017 US Gold Medal Piobaireachd winner

BCPA would like to congratulate the following BCPA members and member bands players for their competitive achievements at 2017 Winter Storm on January 13 in Kansas City, MO. Andrew Lee – 1st United States Gold Medal Piobaireachd – 4th North American Professional Ceol Beag Alastair Lee – 2nd North American Professional Ceol Beag Grant Maxwell…

List your Robert Burns Supper in Metro Vancouver on ScottishCulturalCentre.com


The United Scottish Cultural Society (which runs the BC Highland Games and the Scottish Cultural Centre) is promoting wide exposure for Metro Vancouver organizations’ Robert Burns Suppers, to show the vibrancy of Scottish cultural activities in Metro Vancouver. Submit your Burns Supper details at http://scottishculturalcentre.com/cultural-events/submit-cultural-event/ and they will place it on the Scottish Cultural Events…

Boney Music Invitational Piping Competition and Recital – February 11, 2017


The BCPA is pleased to announce the 2017 Boney Music Invitational Piping Competition and Recital sponsored by BCPA Life Member Andrew Bonar on Saturday, February 11, 2017. The top five pipers in the annual BCPA Open Piping Grand Aggregate standing and the previous year’s winner of the Boney Music Invitational will each perform a medley…

Celtic Arts Foundation presents the Glenfiddich Revue – February 11, 2017


The Celtic Arts Foundation in partnership with Glenfiddich proudly presents the Glenfiddich Revue Piping Concert at the Littlefield Celtic Center, 1124 Cleveland Ave, Mount Vernon, WA on Saturday, February 11, 2017. Featuring Murray Henderson, Stuart Liddell, Angus MacColl, and Willie McCallum, these four boast sixteen Glenfiddich titles between them. Each autumn since 1991, Glenfiddich has…

Carlos Núñez in Concert – Victoria and Vancouver – April 6 & 7, 2017


Celtic Performing Arts (www.celtfest.ca) presents Carlos Núñez in Concert (Galicia, Spain). McPherson Playhouse, VICTORIA, Thursday, April 6, 2017 Vogue Theatre, VANCOUVER, Friday, April 7, 2017 “Pipe music as if played by a Coltrane or a Hendrix.” – THE GUARDIAN, UK Fusing music from his native Northern Spain with that of Scotland, Ireland, Brittany and beyond,…

2016 BCPA Grand Aggregate Winners, November 2016

Picture credit: William Kennedy

RCMP “E” Division Pipes & Drums on the Great Wall of China, September 2016

Picture credit: Mike Chisholm