Month: November 2015

The passing of Drum Major Ollie Hamilton, CD, Seaforth Highlanders of Canada Pipe Band

Orville “Ollie” Hamilton, CD, longtime member and drum major of the Seaforth Highlanders of Canada Pipe Band, passed away peacefully on November 19, 2015, age 89. A celebration of life will be held at First Memorial Funeral Services, BurkeView Chapel, 1340 Dominion Ave, Port Coquitlam, on Saturday, November 28 at 11:00 am. Further details are…

BCPA Annual Pipe Bands Leadership Forum Conference rescheduled to Feb 6, 2016

The BCPA Annual Pipe Bands Leadership Forum Conference originally scheduled for the afternoon of Saturday November 28 has been rescheduled to Saturday, February 6, 2016 from 12:30 – 3:00 pm. The purpose of the conference is to review and discuss topics of importance to pipe bands for the 2016 year. The conference is open only…

BCPA Annual Instructors Conference rescheduled to Feb 6, 2016

The BCPA Annual Instructors Conference originally scheduled for the morning of Saturday November 28 has been rescheduled to Saturday, February 6, 2016 from 9:00 – 11:30 am. To ensure that members across our region can participate, the meeting will be held as a conference call using GoToTraining. Use the following link to register for the conference call…

Kevin McLean, 2nd overall in 2015 George Sherriff Memorial Amateur Piping Championship, November 21, 2015, Hamilton, Ontario

Kevin McLean captured 2nd place overall in the 2015 George Sherriff Memorial Amateur Piping Championship, November 21, 2015, in Hamilton, Ontario. Kevin placed 1st in the Piobaireachd, 3rd in the 6/8 Marches, and 5th in the March, Strathspey & Reel. Jack Toohey placed 4th in the March, Strathspey & Reel.