Online Entries Now Available for Pacific Northwest Scottish Highland Games

Entry Deadline for 2018 Victoria Highland Games – April 28, 2018

40th Anniversary – Investiture of Malcolm Nicholson, C.M. as a Member of the Order of Canada

Forward by Rob MacNeil, President, BC Pipers’ Association On April 19, 1978, BCPA Life Member Malcolm Nicholson, C.M. was invested as a Member of the Order of Canada, at Rideau Hall in Ottawa, Ontario. recognizing a remarkable legacy of services to piping in Canada. A founding member of the BCPA, Pipe Major of the Vancouver…

A Celtic Celebration! Featuring Northwest Junior Pipe Band and Friends

Back by popular demand . . . A Celtic Celebration! Featuring Northwest Junior Pipe Band and Friends ‘Supporting young pipers and drummers in the Pacific Northwest’ Saturday, May 12th Concert 7pm. Whisky Tasting Pre-Event 5:00pm (special ticket) Edmonds Center for the Arts in Edmonds, WA Tickets: http://www.edmondscenterforthearts.org/events/1-a-celtic-celebration Treat yourself to the dramatic music of the…

New Zealand – City of Gisborne Highland Pipe Band

The following background information and request for support has been submitted by Rachel Parkinson. Rachel is a New Zealand citizen currently living in Metro Vancouver, and has recently competed in the New Zealand Pipe Band Championships in Rotorua (about 300 km from Gisborne). New Zealand has traditionally had a very active and vibrant pipe band…

2018 Bellingham Scottish Gathering Online Entry is Open

BCPA is pleased to announce that online entry for the piping, drumming, and pipe band events at the new 2018 Bellingham Scottish Gathering at Hovander Homestead Park on June 2, 2018 is now OPEN at https://bcpipers.wildapricot.org/event-2890925 We thank people for their patience as BCPA assists the new competition in their establishment. As indicated in the…

Lost and Found at 2018 and 2017 BCPA Annual Gatherings

The following items were found in the band rooms at the 2018 BCPA Annual Gathering. Contact BCPA Secretary  secretary@bcpipers.org  to retrieve.   The following item was found in a room at the 2017 BCPA Annual Gathering. Contact BCPA Secretary  secretary@bcpipers.org  to retrieve. If unclaimed by end of April, it will be discarded.  

Complete Results and Recap of the 2018 Annual Gathering

The complete results of the 2018 Annual Gathering are now posted on the Results page. They include the per event results, the aggregate/overall winners in the solo and band events, and details of the band results. In addition, winners of the special event awards are included. The Grand Aggregate standings will be updated on April…

Partial results of the 2018 BCPA Annual Gathering

Alan Bevan won all the Open Piping events at the 2018 BCPA Annual Gathering on March 30 & 31 at North Delta Secondary School, Delta, BC, reprising his 2005 sweep of all the Open events. Zephan Knichel captured the Competing Pipers Association Combined B&C Grade Piobaireachd, with CPA Vice-President Callum Beaumont present. Blair Brown and…

2018 BCPA Annual Gathering Livestreaming and Donations

BCPA is again livestreaming some of the events at the Annual Gathering at https://livestream.com/bcpipers/AnnualGathering2018 Friday March 30: 9:00 am Open Piping Piobaireachd and 4:45 pm Open Snare Drumming events Saturday March 31: 8:30 am Open Piping MSR, 2:45 pm all band events, and the awards ceremony right afterward Check the schedules and orders of play…

2018 BCPA Annual Gathering Bands Schedule

2018 BCPA Annual Gathering Solos Schedule – Saturday