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…

MHAF Winter Storm 2018 Dates Announced!

The MHAF Board announce dates for MHAF Winter Storm 2018! Dates: January 12-14, 2018 The Midwest Highland Arts Fund board continues to confirm staff for the 2018 workshop. Midwest Highland Arts Fund, incorporated in 2001, promotes the Scottish Highland performing arts every January with its Winter Storm Weekend – The Pipes & Drums Event; consisting…

Final 2017 BCPA Grand Aggregate Awards Standings and Award Winners Pictures

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The Final 2017 BCPA Grand Aggregate Awards standings are now posted on the Results page. http://www.bcpipers.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/2017-BCPA-Grand-Aggregate-Standings.pdf Pictures of the award winners, taken at the conclusion of the Pacific Northwest Highland Games, are in the the BCPA Photo Gallery http://www.bcpipers.org/photo-albums/ Congratulations to all award winners and to all players and bands who supported the highland games…

Complete Results of the 2017 Pacific Northwest Highland Games

The complete results of the 2017 Pacific Northwest Highland Games are now posted on the Results page. They include the per event results, the aggregate/overall winners in the solo and band events, and details of the band results. http://www.bcpipers.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/2017-Pacific-Northwest-Highland-Games-Results-consolidated.pdf http://www.bcpipers.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/2017-Pacific-Northwest-Highland-Games-Pipe-Band-Master-Tally-Sheets-final.pdf Photos from the Pacific Northwest Highland Games are in the BCPA Photo Gallery http://www.bcpipers.org/photo-albums/ The…

Celtic Arts Foundation welcomes Fred Morrison – Friday, September 29 – Sunday, October 1

Fred Morris

The Celtic Arts Foundation is pleased to present the 7th Annual Autumn Smallpipes Workshop from Friday, September 29th – Sunday, October 1st.  Instructors include Gold Medalist Fred Morrison, and well-known Vermont, USA Smallpiper, Iain MacHarg.  Mostly geared for intermediate and advanced players, workshop time will be split between Reelpipe, Smallpipe and whistle instructions.  Music sessions…

2017 Pacific Northwest Highland Games Schedules and Updated Orders of Play

The solo and band events schedules and updated orders of play for the 2017 Pacific Northwest Highland Games are posted on the BC Pipers website here: http://www.bcpipers.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/2017-Pacific-Northwest-Highland-Games-Schedules.pdf http://www.bcpipers.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/2017-Pacific-Northwest-Highland-Games-OOP-Fri-Rev-2.pdf http://www.bcpipers.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/2017-Pacific-Northwest-Highland-Games-OOP-Sat-Rev-2.pdf http://www.bcpipers.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/2017-Pacific-Northwest-Highland-Games-OOP-Sun-Rev-2.pdf They are also accessible in the Orders of Play section on the main page of the BC Pipers website http://www.bcpipers.org Bands should use the Band…

Relive the 1948 Seattle Scottish Highland Games

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Recently, BCPA received from the family of the late Chester MacNeill of Portland many old souvenir programmes of highland games in the Pacific Northwest. The earliest programme was from the Vancouver St. Andrew & Caledonian Society’s 1926 Caledonian Games, held at Hastings Park (currently the site of the Pacific National Exhibition in northeast Vancouver). In…