Bylaws and Constitution

Did you know?
That the B.C. Pipers’ is a Registered Tax Charity with Revenue Canada? Any donations made to the Association can be eligible for a tax receipt.

From September 30th, 2012
BCPA By-Laws

PROVINCE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA

SOCIETIES ACT

CONSTITUTION OF THE

BRITISH COLUMBIA PIPERS’ ASSOCIATION

1. Article 1 — Name

The name of the Society is “The British Columbia Pipers’ Association.”

2. Article 2 — Purposes

The Society is a non-profit organization which shall:

(a) Foster and preserve Bagpipe music in British Columbia;
(b) Encourage the study, practice and rendition of Bagpipe music in all its forms and with particular attention to the development of young players;
(c) Promote understanding among the general public of the cultural significance of Bagpipe music;
(d) Promote public interest in Bagpipe music by researching, recording and distributing information about the music;
(e) Hold piping competitions for assessing and rewarding individual and group progress in the attainment of piping skills;
(f) Promote the development of drumming as it relates to Bagpipe bands; and
(g) Support kindred societies or groups organized for the purpose of promoting Bagpipe music.

3. Article 3 — Philosophy

The Society shall be non-sectarian; non-racial and non-partisan politically. This Article is unalterable.

4. Article 4 – No Gain

The Society shall be carried on without purpose of gain for its members and any other profits or accretions to the Society shall be used for promoting the purposes of the Society. This Article is unalterable.

5. Article 5 — Operations

The operations of the Society shall be carried on chiefly in British Columbia. This Article is unalterable.

6. Article 6 – Winding Up

In the event of the winding up or of the dissolution of the Society, all the funds and assets of the Society remaining after the payment or satisfaction of all costs, charges, expenses, debts and liabilities of the Society, including the remuneration (if any) of a liquidator, and after payment to employees of the Society of any arrears of salaries or wages, and after the payment of any debts of the Society, shall be given, transferred and distributed to such organizations that are registered charities pursuant to the provisions of the Income Tax Act that shall be designated by the members of the Society at the time of the winding up or dissolution of the Society, and if effected cannot be given to the afore-said provisions, such funds shall be given, transferred and distributed to such organizations that are determined by the members of the Society to be registered charities pursuant to the provisions of the Income Tax Act which have purposes similar to those of the Society. This provision is unalterable.

Dated the 28th day of June, 1991.