2017 November BCPA Mini-Gathering Results and 2017 BCPA Grand Aggregate Awards

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The results of the 2017 November BCPA Mini-Gathering are now posted on the Results page. http://www.bcpipers.org/services/results/ Photos from the 2017 November BCPA Mini-Gathering and the 2017 BCPA Grand Aggregate Awards are posted on the BCPA Photo Gallery. http://www.bcpipers.org/photo-albums/ Our thanks to St. Andrew and Caledonian Society (SACS) Vice President Bill Murray for presenting the SACS…

BCPA Grand Aggregate Awards Ceremony – November 4, 2017

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The 2017 BCPA Grand Aggregate Awards ceremony will take place at 10:15 am Saturday November 4, before the start of the Mini-Gathering, at Pitt River Middle School, 2070 Tyner Road, Port Coquitlam, BC. Executives of the St. Andrew and Caledonian Society will be presenting the trophies and shields to the winners.   Come out and…

Application Deadline for Fall BCPA Tuition Bursaries and new Piobaireachd Bursaries

The Fall deadline to apply for the BCPA Tuition Bursaries is Sunday Nov 5, 2017. Information about the tuition bursaries and the 2017 application form can be found on the website at: http://www.bcpipers.org/services/grants-bursaries/ Also, BCPA is pleased to announce the addition of the Neil O. Stubberfield Piobaireachd Bursaries, in memory of Neil Stubberfield, a long…

Notice of BCPA Annual General Meeting – November 25, 2017

The Annual General Meeting of the BC Pipers Association will be on Saturday, November 25, 2017 from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm at Simon Fraser University, Burnaby Campus, 8888 University Dr, Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6.  The meeting will be located in Maggie Bentson Centre (MBC) Room 2290. The Maggie Bentson Centre is directly across Convocation…

2017 Nov BCPA Mini-Gathering Schedule of Events

The schedule for the November 2017 Mini-Gathering is now posted here. The Mini-Gathering will once again be held at Pitt River Middle School, 2070 Tyner Road, Port Coquitlam, BC, V3C 2Z1 and starts at 11:00 a.m. Other details are located in the Information Guide located here.

2017 Nov BCPA Mini-Gathering Orders of Play

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A link to the Orders of Play for the 2017 November BCPA Mini-Gathering is now posted here. http://www.bcpipers.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/2017-NOV-BCPA-MiniGathering-OOP.pdf The complete schedule of events will be posted later on November 1, 2017. Other details are located in the Information Guide located here. https://bcpipers.wildapricot.org/event-2666370

BC Pipers’ Annual Ceilidh – November 25th

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We’re throwing a party and you are invited! Join us at the 2017 BCPA Annual Ceilidh, where we plan to celebrate our wonderful volunteers and share some great music! The Ceilidh will take place at Club Ilia Eatery and Lounge, 8902 University High Street, on Burnaby Mountain. Club Ilia is located at the Cornerstone Building…

Celebration of Life for BCPA Life Member Andrew Bonar

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The Celebration of Life for Andrew William “Boney” Bonar will be held at the Mary Pattison Chapel at Pacific Academy, 10238 168 St, Surrey, BC at 3:00 pm on Sunday, October 22, 2017. In 2016, Andrew created the Boney Music Invitational to raise monies for brain cancer research. At his request, the BC Pipers Association…

Memorial Service for BCPA Life Member Ian McDougall

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The Memorial Service for BCPA Life Member Ian McDougall will be held on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 11:00 am at the Cascade Community Church (Salvation Army), 35190 Delair Road, Abbotsford. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Kidney Foundation or a charitable foundation of your choice. The link to Ian’s obituary…

The passing of BCPA Life Member Andrew Bonar

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BCPA Life Member Andrew Bonar passed away on October 13, 2017 surrounded by his family following a courageous battle against brain cancer. “Boney”, as he was affectionately known, was a top Open piper who won all the major BCPA solo awards multiple times (MacCrimmon Memorial Cairn, Knockout Final, Annual Gathering Aggregate, Grand Aggregate), won top…

The passing of BCPA Life Member Ian McDougall

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BCPA Life Member and former President Ian McDougall passed away on October 11, 2017. Ian was the long serving Pipe Major of the competitively successful Abbotsford Legion Pipe Band, prize winning Open piper, adjudicator, and respected teacher of young pipers and juvenile bands in the Fraser Valley. He dedicated many years to the promotion and…

BCPA announcement on realignment of band grades and bands for 2018 season

The results of BCPA work on realigning band grades and band grade assignments for the 2018 season is presented here. http://www.bcpipers.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/BCPA-announcement-on-realignment-of-band-grades-and-bands-for-2018-season.pdf All BCPA region competition pipe bands are advised to carefully review the document, which will be discussed as part of the online Pipe Bands Leadership Forum Conference on October 14, 2017. Conference registration details have previously…