Month: March 2013

Annual Gathering final planning in full swing, order of play posted

The order of play for the 81st Annual “British Columbia Pipers’ Association Annual Gathering” has been posted for Friday. Grade 3, 2, 1 and Professional Piobaireachd, Professional Side and Tenor drumming events are all held on Friday. Live Streaming is planned for the weekend’s events as scheduling and network allows.¬†Saturday¬†events are also posted, including all…

Annual Gathering Ceilidh returns in its original format at a new location!

The Annual Gathering Committee has secured an arrangement with SFU’s Meetings, Events and Conference Services Department to hold the Annual Gathering Ceilidh at the Halpern Centre, which is the building directly west of Images Theatre (where the band contest will be held) on Saturday, March 30th. The Ceilidh will be for all ages, with non-alcoholic…

Update on the Annual Gathering Ceilidh Format

The Annual Gathering Committee and I would like to thank the 163 people who provided their opinions and comments via the survey on the Annual Gathering Ceilidh Format. It was the largest response to any BCPA survey and we are grateful for your input, as it provided some clear direction on the difficult problem we…

Will Nichols and Graham Haddon win 2013 BCPA Pro Knockout

Will Nichols and Graham Haddon won the Pro Knockout Finals on Saturday March 9th 2013. Between live attendance and the streaming, there were about 150 people in attendance. See Will’s performance and links to the other recordings on the Knockouts page, and the story on Pipes|Drums. Graham’s video will be uploaded to YouTube later this…