Month: January 2014

New Penticton event brings to life old Celtic traditions July 5th

A new event will bring the culture of the Scottish Highlands to the Okanagan Valley this summer. The first annual Penticton Scottish Festival is confirmed for Saturday July 5, 2014 at King’s Park in Penticton, BC. “We’re inviting all pipe bands, drummers and solo pipers to come and compete.”, says Penticton Scottish Festival Chair Brian…

Leslie MacKay Memorial

  Lesley MacKay, former piper in the Vancouver Ladies Pipe Band and daughter of former BCPA Chief Steward Archie MacKay, passed away on January 15, 2014. Lesley courageously battled cancer for many years and chronicled her fight in her frequent Facebook postings. Through her determination, she was able to watch her daughter play with the…

BCPA congratulates winners from the 2014 Midwest Highland Arts Fund Winter Storm competitions.

The BCPA would like to congratulate the following BCPA members and players in BCPA member bands for their prizes won at the 2014 Midwest Highland Arts Fund Winter Storm competitions in Kansas City, MO on January 10, 2014.   United States Gold Medal Piobaireachd Jori Chisholm James P. Troy Alastair Lee United States Silver Medal Piobaireachd…

Comox Valley Highland Games cancelled for 2014