Month: August 2016

August 28, 1976 – Canadian Pacific Airlines Pipe Band wins the Grade 2 Cowal Championship

Reminiscences by Pipe Major Jack Lee 1976 was a very good year for the Canadian Pacific Airlines (“CP Air”) Pipe Band. The band really became a significant force in early 1975 and consisted of many strong young pipers and drummers. As I recall, pretty much everyone in the band at that time was competing at…

40th Anniversaries of the CP Air and Triumph Street Pipe Bands Cowal and European Championships prizes

It was the summer of 1976. The Olympics were in Montreal. The United States was celebrating its bi-centennial. Long hair and disco music were in fashion. And in mid August, the Canadian Pacific Airlines Pipe Band under Pipe Major Jack Lee and Drum Sergeant Keith Manifold and the Triumph Street Pipe Band under Pipe Major…

The Passing of Ron Marconi – Portland Highland Games Trustee

Ron Marconi passed away on August 3, 2016 after a brief battle with cancer. Ron was a Trustee of the Portland Highland Games and supported piping and drumming.  At the recent Portland Highland Games, he assisted by handing out the completed adjudication sheets to the competitors. His service will be at the Mt. Scott Funeral…

2015/16 Season Conclusion Thank You message

With this the close of the 2015/16 BCPA competition season, from the Mini-Gatherings through to the Pacific Northwest Highland Games, 2,836 solo and band critique sheets were written by 60 unique adjudicators. Thank you to all individual players, bands, adjudicators, stewards, scorers, photographers, and other volunteers, and the highland games who again helped to produce…